Bug#154950: Thoughts on GNOME 2 transition
>> Raphael Hertzog <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> * Pro :
> * Autobuilt on all arches
> * Wider exposure with more testing
both reasons have considerably more weight.
> * Cons :
> * Gnome2 has some limitations beeing worked on but which may annoy
> some unstable users
> * Gnome1 desktop would only be kept in testing, we'd have no Gnome1
> desktop in unstable.
After reading mails here and there, I still don't understand what the
actual problem with running a mixed environment is. AFAIUI it's more
than some aesthetic consideration. The problem with gconf was
mentioned but the way I understood that, you can work arround it by
patching gconf. Is there anything else?
[ keeping it in experimental ]
> * Doesn't annoy happy Gnome1.4/unstable users
IMO unstable users get what they paid for: a distribution which is not
ready for release and which has annoyances every now and then. If
people can *really* find release critical stuff which should keep these
knew packages out of a future release, I'm sure we can all argue like
the civilized persons we are, can't we? :-)
> - Gnome2 is usable (but needs some manual reconfiguration because the
> configuration system changed)
I know that some people feel really attached to their very own
personalized desktop look. Is it really that hard to write a script
that gets this 90% right? What's involved in this? Looking at some
gconf keys and translating them to their new names? Is this something
that can be done in a more-or-less centralized location or do you have
to look at it on an application-by-application basis? Is someone
already working on this? Can I help?
> - Gnome1 apps will continue to work under Gnome2
Ah, that's something I wanted to hear.
 A couple of days ago some told me he reinstalled Slackware because
he couldn't afford to loose his desktop customizations... I had to
laugh out loud.
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