Re: Fallback mode is going away - what now ?

On Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 4:04 AM, Allan Day <allanpday gmail com> wrote:
> Matthias Clasen <matthias clasen gmail com> wrote:
>>> to be fair, I'd envision this as a completely separate session that
>>> you need to install and select, similar to what Ubuntu does —
>>> especially if we want to call it "GNOME Classic".
> Agreed.
>> I don't think a separate session will work very well for this - for
>> one thing, setting this up will require a number of settings to be
>> tweaked (e.g. the one for the minimize button), and alternative
>> sessions don't have the right infrastructure for that.
> A separate user session would be the best user experience, IMO.

If you think so, we'll have to discuss the technicalities of making that work.

>> The session
>> chooser on the login screen is not the best designed part of the login
>> experience either.
> That's a non-argument. We can improve it.

Indeed, that is

> The Tweak Tool is *completely* the wrong place for this. In what way
> is completely changing the shell a "tweak"? How does it make sense to
> be able to completely change the experience using a setting that is
> included in a non-core application, and which could later be removed?
> What kind of experience will you get when the shell transitions to
> "classic" mode right in front of the user's eyes?
> The Tweak Tool shouldn't have anything to do with extensions. They are
> something that you install and run as a part of the system, not
> something to be "tweaked" via settings.

We may have to look over the tweak tool, then - enabling and
configuring extensions is currently very much part of it.

Thanks for chiming in; I appreciate it.

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