Re: Module Proposal: GNOME Shell

On Sat, 2010-04-03 at 12:22 +0100, Alan Cox wrote:

> > "The gnome-panel will still be available in GNOME 3.0 and will still be
> > maintained for people without the correct hardware support"
> I see you've been taking lessons from politicians (clearly poli/polly -
> from 'to parrot' ;) ), pity. Here have a cracker...
> Lets try that again

yes, let's try this again.

	metacity and gnome-panel will still be available in GNOME 3.0

this is the legacy support we provide in GNOME for the platforms that
are currently lagging behind, or for the users that haven't got access
to the minimum requirements for running the new GNOME Shell.

> I'm not trying to start a fight or a flamewar,

here, then: a cracker.

>  I'm genuinely interested
> in the directions as the board see it, especially given the hardware
> situation is not as was stated.

it mostly is; there are cracks here and there in open source software
with regards to hardware support? absolutely.

well, haven't always been there? hardware support gets better over time
- if something is providing a driving force to make it actually happen.

> Even on Linux
>  Intel - no psb/mrst support (eg Dell mini 10)

there is support; it's just not open source.

>  AMD/Ati - similar situation, HD cards last time I checked not all
>  	supported

ati hd cards are getting more support.

> Is this "the xyz is still supported in" seen as a short term thing where
> the panel rapidly gets deprecated/misses features or a long term path ?

it's open source. if somebody wants to maintain it indefinitely, it
surely can be as long term as you want it to be.

I mean, there's still people maintaining and using sawfish.



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