Re: Questions regarding Sun's gnome 2.6 implementation

On 11 Oct 2007, at 05:32, Jeffery Small wrote:

Thanks you for this detailed help. I didn't even know about the gconf-editor tool. I made the change and now the desktop is working much more smoothly. I can't imagine why Sun would ship Gnome 2.0 with this property disabled
and then ship 2.6 with it enabled.

GNOME 2.0 was never a supported product from Sun, just a free download for anyone who was interested. (I'm not sure if the reduced_resources flag even existed in 2.0, I forget off-hand.)

For 2.6, a supported product, we had to support Sun Ray installations, which generally benefit from the reduced_resources flag being set. There's also still a lot of old Sun hardware out there (even more so back when GNOME 2.6 was released), on which GNOME runs a *lot* less smoothly than CDE. So the reduced_resources flag was just set by default to provide the smoothest experience for as many of our users as possible.


CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
mailto:calum benson sun com           GNOME Desktop Team             +353 1 819 9771

Any opinions are personal and not necessarily those of Sun Microsystems

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