Re: Why does Gnome-shell replace the current gnome-panel.

People have long complained about the way the panel works behind the
scenes.  I believe some of the code is messy to keep it compatible
with technology from the old gnome 1.x days.  Even without gnome shell
the whole thing was due for a rewrite anyway.

On 23 March 2010 16:22, Apoorva Sharma <appi2012 gmail com> wrote:
> Right now, gnome-panel is an extremely customizable and useful application.
> Thanks to the many applets that have been written, it is getting better
> every month. Furthermore, many of the improvements that are being made to
> linux distributions are being made to the panel (i.e. the MeMenu in ubuntu
> lucid). Meanwhile, in gnome-shell, the new panel presents the user with an
> activities button, which opens the overlay, a useless indication of the
> current running application, a clock, a notification area, and a user menu.
> In my opinion, the gnome-shell panel is a tremendous step backwards from the
> current gnome panel. It loses the customizability, the applets, and puts
> much of the efforts of current distributions, (i.e. ubuntu lucid's
> application indicators, the messaging menu, etc.), to waste.
> I don't understand why Gnome-shell doesn't simply use the current
> gnome-panel, with two modifications: an applet that works like the current
> Activities button (which sends a signal to open the overlay), and if needed,
> a current application indication. Is there something I'm missing, or a
> reason why we need to replace the current, functional gnome panel?
> --
> Apoorva Sharma
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