The Register: "It's a major rewrite, first announced at LinuxWorld Expo in August 1999 when it was slated for a
September 2000 release. The software is accompanied by a note warning that "this release does not
include anything of use to end users," which at least makes it consistent with all the previous versions
of GNOME Desktop we've used.
That's a little harsh perhaps - working with GNOME software has always been fun, if ultimately
fruitless - but the project's momentum owes more to politics rather than quality. Even aficionados
confide that the software resembles a triumph of improvisation over good design or quality control."