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Re: Gnome classic mode

Josselin Mouette writes ("Re: Gnome classic mode"):
> Le mardi 11 septembre 2012 à 15:58 +0100, Ian Jackson a écrit : 
> > I'm not sure of my actual opinion about the warning because I'm not
> > sure of the technical background.  But I think Debian should try to be
> > remain good and useable even on machines with poor or no 3D graphics
> > support, and not be seduced by bling and try to compete with the likes
> > of Apple.  There are many more people in the world whose computers
> > don't have the latest shinies.
> Yes, and this is why we ship and support “GNOME 3 classic” fully.  It
> works for people with low-end machines, for those who want to keep their
> 3D power available for serious sh*t, and for nostalgics of GNOME 2.

So if it works just fine without the 3D I don't understand what the
warning is for.

> Can we move on now? I don’t even understand how a *one-time warning*
> explaining a user that his desktop will look different from what he
> might obtain on another Debian machine can even be a serious topic of
> discussion for debian-devel.

We normally try quite hard to reduce the number of questions in the
installer, naggy prompts, etc., to make it as easy as possible to get
started with Debian.  If there is nothing wrong with the non-3D
installation, and nothing the user can do about it, then surely a
warning isn't appropriate.

And a message that will be seen by a substantial proportion of
Debian's new users is I think a perfectly good topic of conversation


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