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

On Wed, 2009-03-25 at 12:07 -0400, Owen Taylor wrote:
> So, basically, no I don't see a way that GNOME Shell coexists with
> Compiz other than as two separate shells for the GNOME desktop.

And I think that coexistence is part of the problem with GNOME Shell
becoming the default GNOME interface.  Distributions need something that
can gracefully decline between a composited and a non-composited
environment.  Not saying that Compiz can do that today, but we
effectively get that with the combination of metacity and Compiz and
lots of nasty hacks.  But, overall it works.

For a GNOME Shell like project to be successful it will need to have
either two backends or some sort of architecture that would allow for
GNOME Shell features to be integrated in other less featureful
shell-like tools.

While I love many of the concepts being explored and have suggested
ideas for some of them, I just simply can't see the currently
incarnation of GNOME Shell being the default for GNOME.


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