Re: My thoughts on fallback mode

On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 4:33 PM, Christopher Roy Bratusek <zanghar freenet de> wrote:
So to summarize: As long as users accept what you want them to, it's ok, else
they might go jump in the lake... Not that other Desktops fullfil users wishes
by 100% but much more than GNOME3 will do.

I believe Olav has stated that applets will be returning in 3.2.  So why are you so adamant that they show up in the 3.0?  It was also stated that I believe that if applets were ported to 3.0 before release time that it would be considered.

There is not enough resources to do everything, so having a fallback mode until we can get all the other parts reasonably working to allow more desktop users to use their older hardware.  Essentially, if people are using compiz today they should be able to use clutter/gnome shell.  Maybe we can't all support it now but once 3.0 is out there we can iteratively fix things.  I've already stated the nautilus example.  Nautilus sucked after the 2.0 release... kudos to Alex who patiently heard all the complaints about it and we were able to fix the underlying glib/vfs issues to speed things up to what is today.

You are not going to get a 100% functional 3.0 with everything that was there before.  If it isn't there for you yet, then you'll have to wait.  I've had the wonderful experience of going through the 1.4->2.0 days it took some years before Gnome 2.0 was something that was awesome.  I would reckon that around Gnome 2.6 or 2.8 is where things was really coming together.  That was about two years after the initial release.  Good times.. because we were going through (and still going) on the "it just works" phase driving all the other parts of the linux eco system to catch up to what desktops wanted.


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