Re: My thoughts on fallback mode

On Tue, 2011-01-04 at 11:20 +0000, Sergey Udaltsov wrote:
> > Maybe because it's using Clutter, and no WM other than Mutter allows
> > displaying windows as Clutter actors? The Shell isn't external to
> the
> > WM, it lives in the WM, and thus depends on its peculiarities.
> Could that be standardized?

standardized on *what*, precisely?

GNOME Shell *is* Mutter; the fact that it's implemented as a plugin is
the result of the fact that Mutter was/is also used by other platforms
(Moblin, MeeGo Netbook).

Mutter is an extensible, Clutter-based window manager; it can be
extended using a specific plugin to provide a user shell on top of it -
but the window management part (i.e. the boring part) is common.

there's nothing to standardize.



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