I gave a talk on the History of GNOME for GUADEC 2017. (Slides are available here, and hopefully the video feed will be posted soon.) It was a great trip down memory lane, and I really enjoyed putting this talk together. I didn’t include my final thoughts in the slide so I thought I’d include them in this post:
- First, we didn’t appreciate how much work this was when we started. We have totally beaten win95, but the expectations bar has risen every year
- We have done a helluvalot of great work, and largely kept pace with expectations. This has been an amazing accomplishment and we should be proud of what we’ve done.
- The future for GNOME is more important and more promising then it has ever been