Gnome 3 reloaded

Now that Gnome 3 is finally available, i wonder how do you like it and what do you think it makes it better or worst in you opinion?

Gnome 3.0 is here

I will install it myself this week, just to see it with my own eyes. But i am really curious about the rest who actually has it running already.
Perhaps we can be neutral and objective as we reflect on it.:slight_smile:

I had the preview installed on an old computer and I wasn´t very impressed.

I don´t know how much difference between the preview and the final is, but I know for sure that Gnome 3 breaks with a lot of ways how to use a computer. I don´t know if this is right or not, but it is for sure not my piece of cake.
I don´t want to have a “great wall of icons”, I want menus, intelligent categories in which apps and so on are arranged in a nice way. Like it was in Gnome 2.

optic-wise it is the same style as with good old Gnome 2, and this disappoints me a bit. I mean the icons and stuff, of course the desktop and so on look different. But icons, menus and so on have the same style and sometimes I really ask myself “is a 90s style really what they want?”

Also the reduction of possibilities to tweak the GUI to users needs is beyond me. All the time this “this distracts the user” - from where do they know that? Simplification driven so far that it actually complicates everything far more…

anyway, I hope that in the future there will be some more options to suit Gnome 3 to the so to say conventional users (like me).

I will have another look at it later on, but from what I have seen so far, I think it is worse than Gnome 2.

Just a link from arstechnica in regards of Gnome 3. Worth reading.

A shiny new ornament for your Linux lawn: Ars reviews GNOME 3.0

How do I get GNOME 3 through the official repositories?


The official repo is online : Gnome3 packages now in the official repos

I thought the Gnome 3 preview a little buggy as well. Now there’s that big notice everywhere demanding pizza for a finished Gnome 3.

Gee, what happend? Gnome is kaputt?

On Fri, 2011-04-15 at 03:06 +0000, JoergJaeger wrote:
> Gee, what happend? Gnome is kaputt?
No, not at all… working fine here.

Gnome 3.0 on the netbook is working fine, just not ready for release as explained…

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Do not me hurry this repo has problems, I suggest you patience. Do not install it yet.

When my openSUSE 11.3 reaches EOL next year, I will install it, if it comes with openSUSE 11.4.

Unless if you have a old machine and you want to test it, try to install Gnome 3 repo.

I only have one machine, that I tested Gnome 3 preview on in openSUSE 11.2, which I wasn’t going to upgrade to 11.3 until it reached it’s end of life, but since Gnome 3 preview broke it, I took the plunge.

Could you give me the repo to see something?

So what happened with Gnome 3 to bork it so bad they are basically saying “Don’t install it!openSUSE:GNOME 3.0 - openSUSE

How to update openSUSE 11.4 to GNOME 3.0

Really, do not do it now.

What happens if I use GNOME:STABLE:3.0 now?
It will break your system. Really. And you don’t want to break your system, do you? Please wait a bit for the official announcement before using it.

Not very confidence-inspiring.

They were just not ready at all…

Because the main repository isn’t ready yet… The liveCD version is working fine, so if you really want to have a look use that, just don’t switch to the main repository.

Some problems with repo.

No problems, just not finished building all the packages.

So it’s not a case of Gnome 3 having some underlying or hidden nastiness, just the repositories are not working/prepped. I guess that’s good to know, with all the hoopla about Gnome 3’s release it would really suck if there was an issue this early in the game. It’s controversial enough as it is!

Ahhh ok then. I had thought that it was a repo problem.