Re: Metacity, Mutter, GNOME Shell, GNOME-2.28

2009/4/6 Jason D. Clinton <me jasonclinton com>:
> On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 10:34 AM, Tomas Frydrych <tf linux intel com> wrote:
>> mainstream user. There are good reasons to provide legacy support, and
>> it's great to be able to run GNOME on a machine that is 5 years old, but
>> it must be seen for what it is -- legacy support, it cannot be where the
>> collective effort of GNOME should be concentrated.
> Actually, compositing requirements are fairly low. A machine that's
> five years old would be right on the border of being supported. The
> Intel 915 chipset with GMA 900 was released in June of 2004.[1] While
> there aren't a lot of people out there testing on this older hardware,
> it's supported by the same `intel` driver used on the newest Intel
> chips. airlied (and Red Hat) is doing great work on the DRI2 driver
> for R200/R300 ATI chipsets. And for the newest ATI/NVidia stuff,
> there's always the proprietary option (regrettable though it may be).

You are missing the remote desktop scenario here. This is not only a
matter of working on old hardware, being able to run gnome smoothly on
a thin client solution through XDM, or VNC, or whatever is also

> So, we're really talking about much older systems.
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Un saludo,
Alberto Ruiz

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