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== Updating ==
There is a '''lot''' of gnome 2.x information here, I would like to start removing that information and make this article relate to gnome 3.x only.
Given the nature of our distro, I see no point in maintaining documentation on outdated software. Comments? --[[User:Stefanwilkens|stefanwilkens]] 11:32, 15 January 2012 (EST)
:There's no point in really maintaining it, but also no need to delete this info. This wiki is useful for users of many distros (and OSes, for that matter), so it would be more humane to somehow isolate it, in separate sections or a separate article as necessary. -- [[User:Corvinus|Corvinus]] 12:00, 15 January 2012 (EST)
::Yes, please for now just isolate the Gnome legacy information in a separate section at the bottom of the page. Actually we did have a [[GNOME 2]] article that was split when [[GNOME 3]] was moved to [[GNOME]], but [[GNOME 2]] was later deleted since GNOME 2 is no longer supported by Arch. Nonetheless, I really don't know if some of the outdated tips here can somehow apply for example to [[MATE]], I'd like to read the opinions of more informed users. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 15:52, 16 January 2012 (EST)
:::Now this is sad, what is the sence of isolating it, if it will be deleted because "not supported by Arch"? Why not just leave note at the top of such pages and leave them be? -- [[User:Corvinus|Corvinus]] 06:24, 17 January 2012 (EST)
::::I asked to isolate the outdated tips (well you did first in your previous reply) right because it's not decided yet whether to delete them or not. What is sure is that they don't belong here since this page is related to GNOME, meaning GNOME 3. After they have been isolated, we can move them to a GNOME Legacy or GNOME 2 Tips article, or, as I said, to a MATE Tips article, if they apply there; otherwise they should be deleted since there's no point in keeping them here. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 15:16, 17 January 2012 (EST)
:::::I think you misunderstood me, I agreed that it should be isolated, but argued for not deleting it afterwards (which would negate any sense of isolating). I think that the resulting articles or sections should be marked outdated (with note on top) and left to be.
::::::Yeah probably I slightly misunderstood your first sentence :P We agree on moving the outdated tips in a separate article, but let's do that once they'll be all grouped in the isolated section. I don't think this should make Stefanwilkens' work more difficult, let's wait for his opinion.  -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 10:43, 18 January 2012 (EST)
::::::: I'll group legacy information at the bottom of this article so that others can judge their relevance to MATE. I do however feel that old information that is no longer valid should be removed or given a section of its own. Outdated and non-relevant information is bad information, especially considering that upstream has dropped support for 2.xx and has brought out 2 successive stable releases.
::::::: I'll wait a bit longer before I start, once I do I'll also start work on the main [[GNOME]] article. Legacy information exists there too. I intend to drop that from the article if it has no relevance to GNOME 3.x. I will poke the editors of the [[MATE]] article so they can review the current state of both articles so that they can extract useful information. Is this acceptable?
::::::: If not then a GNOME Legacy article should be started by those looking to maintain such information, but I would think it wiser to put that effort into maintaining MATE or other non-legacy projects.
::::::: A similar discussion is ongoing on [[Talk:GNOME]], do drop by if you have comments or concerns. This is why I'm asking for input before I'm doing the actual work.--[[User:Stefanwilkens|stefanwilkens]] 18:02, 18 January 2012 (EST)
::::::::Managing to involve some [[MATE]] editors would be the best solution indeed. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 12:28, 19 January 2012 (EST)

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