Re: no external panels for gnome-control-center [was GNOME Feature Proposal: Backup]
- From: Matthias Clasen <matthias clasen gmail com>
- To: Dylan McCall <dylanmccall gmail com>
- Cc: Sergey Udaltsov <sergey udaltsov gmail com>, desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: no external panels for gnome-control-center [was GNOME Feature Proposal: Backup]
- Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 20:22:09 -0400
On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 8:12 PM, Dylan McCall <dylanmccall gmail com> wrote:
> Okay, that sounds good. Gnome 3's Control Centre _is_ really good.
> However, from the sounds of it, this isn't actually fixing our
> problem. This isn't replacing the system menu, or providing any kind
> of top level order. It configures Gnome, and only Gnome. From here
> arises a pretty serious question: what does Gnome have to do with my
> screen resolution, and what am I to do if I am using NVidia's
> proprietary driver which comes with nvidia-settings? I no longer have
> the System menu, and apparently this won't be in Control Centre
> either. Either Gnome needs to keep up with everything nvidia-settings
> does, nvidia-settings needs to be an official Gnome module, or our
> users need to search for nvidia-settings as if it is any other
> application (eg: in the Applications section of the Activities
> On this same vein, it sounds like users will need to know what Gnome
> is and that Control Centre configures Gnome if they expect to find the
> particular configuration panel they are looking for.
> Am I on the right track here?
GNOME3 does offer you the application overview to find applications,
including nice search. If nvidia-settings is properly installed, it
should show up there and be easy to find.
Of course, it would be best for the larger ecosystem if the nvidia
proprietary driver would become a better citizen by implementing new
enough xrandr and other extensions that make configuring it just work
using same tools that work for every other driver.
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