Talk:GNOME

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Former good article GNOME was one of the Engineering and technology good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for GNOME:
  • Address the identity crisis regarding "GNOME Applications", probably by addressing the Bindings vs Platform thing (will have to wait until there's consensus within the actual project for this one)

Merge from Adwaita[edit]

(The below was left on my user talk page; I moved it here for broader discussion. -- Beland (talk) 23:18, 18 January 2015 (UTC))

Hi, I noticed that you placed a template suggesting that Adwaita be merged into the GNOME article. The reason I created the Adwaita article seperately was because Clearlooks (the predecessor to adwaita; of the same importance) already has an article, and there are several pages which already link to it, including the GNOME article.

CarnivorousBunnytalkcontribs 16:56, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

@CarnivorousBunny: Okey, thanks for explaining the rationale. Adwaita is really short at the moment, which is why I tagged it. I also wonder whether the Clearlooks article goes into too much detail and could benefit from being cut down and merged. It's handy to have an overview of what technologies were being used at various points (that's actually what I was looking for in the GNOME article), and the screenshots are helpful, but much beyond that it seems like readers should refer to the project itself. If the articles are merged, the incoming links will just point to the appropriate section of the GNOME article. I don't really have strong feelings on the matter, though, so editors here, feel free to do whatever you see fit. -- Beland (talk) 23:18, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

GNOME meaning[edit]

Is it at all relevant that the acronym(?) GNOME could be actually derived from the Greek word "Γνώμη" which actually means "opinion". Just an idea!?

@192.234.15.54: This web page mentions the origin of the name. They needed a name that started with "G" because they intended to be a GNU project. I suppose you could ask Miguel or Federico about it if you were curious. Morrowfolk (talk) 02:26, 22 February 2015 (UTC)