Bug#895348: gnome-panel: Description has been misleading since GNOME 3
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gnome-panel's Description currently says:
The GNOME Panel is an essential part of the GNOME Desktop, providing
toolbar-like “panels” which can be attached to the sides of your
desktop. They are used to launch applications and embed a number
of other functions, such as quick launch icons, the clock, the
notification area, volume controls and the battery charge indicator,
and utilities ranging from weather forecast to system monitoring.
However, the GNOME Panel hasn't been an essential part of the GNOME
desktop since squeeze: in wheezy and later versions, its functionality
is normally provided by GNOME Shell. Please apply a new Description that
reflects this, so that the status of GNOME and GNOME-adjacent projects
I think the GNOME Flashback components (-panel, -screensaver,
-power-manager, -applets, -screenshot, etc.) should have a shared
introductory paragraph mentioning that they are continuations of GNOME
2 components, and are no longer used by GNOME 3, but can be used by
GNOME-2-derived desktop environments like GNOME Flashback. Perhaps
something like this?
GNOME Flashback is a continuation of the GNOME 2 desktop user
interface, providing a more traditional design than GNOME 3. It is
suitable for older or more limited hardware where GNOME 3 might
have low performance.
The GNOME Panel is an essential part of GNOME Flashback, providing
toolbar-like “panels” which can [etc.] system monitoring.
The GNOME Panel was part of the GNOME Desktop before version 3.
Its equivalent in the GNOME 3 desktop environment is part of the
GNOME Shell, so the GNOME Panel is no longer required on GNOME 3
I've cc'd the debian-l10n-english list for wording suggestions.
I'll open similar bugs for other Flashback and ex-GNOME-2 components
when we have a good suggestion for what to put in their Description fields.