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GNOME-Designer Jon McCann about the future of GNOME3

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After years of focusing on stability and non-disruptive improvements, the GNOME desktop recently took a big chance: With the release of GNOME 3.0 a fresh user experience was introduced, breaking with many of the old concepts. One of the driving forces behind the vision and concepts of GNOME3 has been Red Hat developer William Jon McCann. During the recent Desktop Summit in Berlin Andreas Proschofsky had the chance to talk to McCann about the way ahead for GNOME3, how the project deals with criticism and the importance of GNOME3-optimized app development.

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derStandard.at: After being in development for quite some time GNOME 3.0 finally was released a few months ago. Are you happy with how it turned out in the end?

William Jon McCann: Yeah, I'm definitely proud of what we accomplished. There's always things when you look back that you wish you would have had a little more time to finish or polish.

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