XFCE modernisation

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sat May 27 21:10:17 CEST 2023


on my old PC I keep a vintage Suse with Gnome GTK2. Those Gnome devotees
should consider to modernise Gnome by restarting with Gnome GTK2 and by
migrating back from GNOME Disturbed (or is it GNOME Discourse?) to
mailing lists. Btw. to get a mailing list via GNOME Discourse, you need
to disable the mailing list feature. Ouch! However, the mailing list
provided by Discourse is broken, not the kind of mailing lists we use to
use for good reasons, let alone that after subscribing you first need to
go through the gamification hell to get the score you need to be allowed
to send an email.

The OP should be happy to be allowed to post to this list, without the
need of a score. This isn't possible for a new subscriber of GNOME

Actually all the good professional audio production and graphic, photo
publishing etc. apps running on Microsoft or Apple machines (that I use)
don't use the Gnome alike look and feel of burger menu and Co. provided
by Microsoft or Apple, those apps, such as e.g. the Affinity Suite
provide a classic look and feel with old fashioned menus. IOW those apps
running on Microsoft or Apple operating systems, break with the GUI
design of Microsoft or Apple, even on tablets.

Making a desktop environment look and feel like a Smartphone isn't
modern, it's out of style. Professional proprietary software doesn't
follow this approach. FLOSS shouldn't follow either.

Forks and knives are still modern. No sane person would think of
changing a functional tool.

If you want to get an idea about the averaged Gnome user take a look at
https://shop.gnome.org/product/gnome-onsie/ . Isn't this for babies?


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