Bug#154950: Gnome 2 transition
Le Wed, Jul 31, 2002 at 01:49:20PM +0200, Wichert Akkerman écrivait:
> With testing you could use unstable as your staging area in which case
> this would degenerate into solution one. Considering unstable is just
> that (ie unstable) and I suspect GNOME2 problems will be resolved by
> the time sarge freezes that sounds like a good approach to me.
That's also what I think, but since some upstream people complain about
this solution... I want the Technical Committee to take a decision.
I have to add some details on the kind of problems with Gnome2. Gnome2
uses a new configuration mechanism (gconf) which is incompatible with
the old one used in Gnome 1.4. Upstream has not provided any automatic
way to convert the old configuration in the new format. That is when you
install Gnome2, you have the default settings of the Gnome Desktop and
not the one you were used to use in Gnome 1.4. Furthermore some
configuration items have been removed in order to improve (and ease)
Christian Marillat is working on conversion scripts, but there's no way
he can run them automatically because maintainer scripts are not
supposed to modify the user configuration ... he will provide them in
/usr/share/doc to ease the transition for those who want to
automatically convert the configuration instead of spending a few
minutes discovering the new preferences dialogs.
> Related question though: do you expect GNOME1 to still see active
> use and maintenance in the future, or do you expect GNOME 1 to be
It is largely unknwon. There's someone at Gnome who is in charge of
maintaining Gnome 1.4, but Christian sent him several patches, and no
one got applied yet and no new release have been noted. Furthermore most
of the bug reports he forwards upstream are corrected in Gnome 2 and not
in Gnome 1.4.
Most of the work seems to happen on Gnome 2.
Raphaël Hertzog -+- http://strasbourg.linuxfr.org/~raphael/
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