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

On Mon, 2009-03-30 at 20:23 +0100, Alberto Ruiz wrote:
> 2009/3/30 Ted Gould <ted gould cx>:
> > 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.
> I don't get why that statement is true. For a GNOME Shell project to
> be successful, it hast to be freakin good.

I could not have said this better. :-)

- Owen

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