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Re: Gnome classic mode

On 11/09/2012 11:32, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> 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.
> 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.

I think I can explain it to you. Many people who install Debian for the
first time do now know what Gnome is (or even Gnome Classic), nor do
they realise that they could or choose something else from the session
menu if they don't want to see a message telling them that something is

It's way more likely that someone who explicitly wants gnome shell but
gets a gnome-fallback session will notice that they need to do something
about it.


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