Re: Planned GNOME Shell UI changes (was Re: String and UI Change Announcement)

It should be simple to enhance GDM to detect when OpenGL is not
available, and avoid showing session-types that require it when
it cannot be used.  A general interface could eventually be
implemented to support this, but it might be reasonable to just
hardcode this behavior for known sessions that do not work with
OpenGL initially for GNOME 3.


On 01/10/11 12:17, Maciej Piechotka wrote:
On Mon, 2011-01-10 at 19:03 +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
Le lundi 10 janvier 2011 à 12:33 -0500, Owen Taylor a écrit :
* UI will be added for displaying information about fallback mode
    and forcing fallback mode when the system seems capable of doing
    a full composited desktop.

    (This is my biggest area of concern going into GNOME 3.0 - not
    having the final design or much code for this.)

Is it really necessary? wouldn’t it be simpler to let the user choose in
GDM, provided the packages necessary for fallback mode are installed?

I'd say yes - if the login will not work out-of-box [new] user will say
that "Linux" is not working and switch back to Windows.

Unfortunately from user perspective Windows works out of box (read
someone have installed it and configured but user haven't seen it) and
Linux requires configuration and is hard.

Even more advanced user wouldn't want to track what is wrong with setup
that broke after update.


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