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Re: GNOME 3 and panel applets

On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 06:17:36PM +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> [Bcc: all maintainers of GNOME applets]
> Hi,
> as it was already mentioned for other reasons, GNOME 3 is just around
> the corner, and there are some big changes ahead. DO NOT PANIC: the
> current desktop with gnome-panel and metacity will remain as an
> alternative. Anyone wanting to troll about how gnome-shell sucks is
> invited to do so elsewhere, since the topic here is gnome-panel.
> The panel remains, but it will be a GTK3 / D-Bus panel. In its current
> state, it doesn’t support the good old GTK2 / bonobo applets, of which
> we have a lot in the archive. Upstream confirmed they don’t have time to
> support them for 3.0 unless someone steps up to do the job. 

This is only partially correct though.  gnome-panel will remain, but in
a heavily modified state -- the intention for the GNOME 3 version of
gnome-panel is having it as a fallback in case gnome-shell isn't
supported, and thus a lot of features will be gutted or altered to
ensure that it behaves as similar as possible to gnome-shell.

People who have been expressing concern about this have, reasonably
enough, been told that gnome-panel 2.32 is probably what they really
want.  Are there any plans to provide this package?


Regards: David
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