Re: My thoughts on fallback mode

Hi Christopher!

> > This modularity prevents to create a solid user experience in various
> > ways because everything needs to be compatible with random components
> > that cannot even be tested properly.
> :facepalm:

Sorry...cannot follow you here.

> Well, 99%? Strange, the outermost people I know used something different (AWN, 
> Compiz, Sawfish, OpenBox (yes, you read right), CairoDock, PCManFM, Thunar, 
> GNOME-Global-Menu, GnoMenu, Screenlets and much more) and since that won't 
> work anymore with GNOME3 as in GNOME2, they changed/will change their DE.
> But I guess it's like with those statistics one saying Linux is at 5% other 
> statistic saying it's at 0,7%...

Do you know any non-cs people? Well, I do and even a lot using GNOME
(without knowing they are doing that or caring much about it). And yes,
they do it on their private PCs.

> > As mutter provides all the compositing already, the choice for compiz is  
> obsolete.
> No it's not. Other WMs provide extra functionality besides bling-bling. Compiz 
> does tabbed-windowing, will Mutter do? Sawfish provides EdgeActions and 
> Viewports, will Mutter do? Other WMs provide Tiling, will Mutter do?

Mutter supports tiling and EdgeActions are one of the core features of
the shell. Have you ever used the shell (from git) at all?

> Well, you still won't be able to choose another Window-Manager, if you want to 
> use GNOME-Shell.

No, because the shell is the window manager. You cannot choose another
window manager with Unity either. Nor can you on Windows, nor on MacOS.


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