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Old 11-05-2011, 02:18 PM
Hugo Vanwoerkom
Default gnome3 now in wheezy?

Camaleón wrote:

On Sat, 05 Nov 2011 08:51:55 -0600, Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:

Camaleón wrote:

On Fri, 04 Nov 2011 13:27:01 -0600, Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:

Camaleón wrote:

On Fri, 04 Nov 2011 11:49:01 -0600, Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:

I was under the mistaken impression that wheezy still had a usable
gnome, as opposed to sid which has "upgraded" to gnome3.

Please, please.... don't confuse the terms :-)

Repeat with me:

"GNOME3 is not gnome-shell"

From http://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell

GNOME Shell is the defining technology of the GNOME 3 user experience.

But they (gnome3 and gnome-shell) both are different and separate

GNOME2/3 are a whole DE while "gnome-panel" and "gnome-shell" are just
the UI (user interfaces), meaning that you can have GNOME3 with gnome-
panel, you are not sticked to use the new UI at all (see the fallback

Right. But the concept of separating the DE and the UI is new with the
"newfangled" Gnome. Even without the new UI the new DE is hard to
swallow, similar to the new GDM (GDM3) which in one swoop eliminated all
the niceties of GDM.

It's not a new thingy, gnome-shell is just a replacement for gnome-panel,
nothing more and nothing less. GNOME2 had also an UI that was called
gnome-panel, it has been always there although we did not notice :-)

Basically, the names of the components can be "permuted" as follows:

gnome-panel → gnome-shell
metacity → mutter

I stand to be corrected. Thanks.


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