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Re: Proposal: switch default desktop to xfce

On 24/10/13 17:31, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> What's the the status of XFCE regarding accessibility?
> That was a big strengh of GNOME for a long time, though I've heard
> rumors (sorry not to be more specific) that gnome-shell has some
> unsolved issues in that regard, which is a problem since GNOME
> classic/fallback mode is gone in 3.8.

My understanding was that it's the other way round: for Wheezy the
Debian default configuration for gdm3 (which is upstream's non-Shell
fallback mode) isn't accessible, and the recommendation is to switch it
to the GNOME-Shell-based mode used by upstream (which has more hardware
requirements, but is accessible) if required.

Debian wheezy's "GNOME Classic" is upstream's "fallback session", with
the Panel and other GNOME-2-ish components. AIUI, upstream don't call
this mode "Classic"; that's a Debian invention.

Upstream's "GNOME Classic" on GNOME 3.8 onwards is GNOME Shell, with
some plugins to adjust its appearance and behaviour to be somewhere
between GNOME 2 and the normal Shell. It doesn't use GNOME Panel or
other deprecated-by-upstream components, and has the same hardware
requirements as the normal Shell.


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