Congratulations to Debian on their exciting new Debian 10 "buster" release! Go get it while it's hot and enjoy some GNOME 3.30 goodness 👍
@gnome 3.30? Wasn't GNOME 3.32 released 4 months ago?
@jeybe @gnome Even with the bleeding edge distros like Fedora and Arch, it has become rare to see a Linux system crash or hang these days, particuparly on mainstream PC hardware. The kernel, the graphics stack and the system daemons have become mature, and the maintainers have learnt how to make good releases. 1/
@jeybe @gnome I still see non-technical users suffer on Linux, but it's the workflows that normally handle via the shell. Particularly, when they try installing proprietary software from 3rd party sources: games for their kids, Chrome, Spotify, or even open source software for semi-nerds such as Signal and VS Code, which aren't packaged in most distros due to complex dependencies. 2/
@jeybe @gnome Flatpak and Snap, were meant to solve this, but Gnome Software and KDE's Discover are still very immature and buggy, users can't find all the apps they want, and thus they turn to vendor sites offering tarballs behind a friendly green Download button.
It's a miserable experience for them, and if they ask for help we tell them to "open a terminal and type..." 😂
Things have been improving on this front, but it's still a work in progress. This is why I think that shipping Gnome 3.30 makes the desktop _less_ usable where it matters the most for pure desktop users with no shell experience.
I've also been using Ubuntu for years, and there was one thing they got right: they focused from the beginning on end users wanting to point and click to do everything. They ended up with a really buggy desktop, but at least they tried.
@codewiz I don't think it's intentional. And even if GNOME 3.32 had been release few days before, I think the time to test would have been too short.
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