I have previously blogged about the future direction of the Fedora project here
But what is all of this skepticism around Gnome 3? Yesterday, I pushed through into Rawhide, so I could get my hands on the first major release of Gnome in many years. And may I just say:
Congratulations to everyone involved in the Gnome project !!!
Gnome 3 feels very sleek, unobtrusive, extremely solid, and intuitive. There may be (deliberate) functional omisions through its design mandate, but give it time – a few things feel more natural after a few hours of using the environment. Such as the lack of a maximize button… For a start, I’ve been a KDE user for the last 3 years, and I’ve always used the ‘drag-to-edge’ function for doing this. And this behavior just feels `right’.
Well done designers, coders, testers, contributors… The fact Gnome 3 will be the default DE for Fedora 15 really does put the Fedora Project back in the game!