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Re: Ugly appearence after upgrade

On 2011-09-05, Camaleón <noelamac@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 05 Sep 2011 16:47:46 +0000, Walter Hurry wrote:
>> On Mon, 05 Sep 2011 11:57:13 +0000, Camaleón wrote:
>>> I neither like gnome-shell in its current state (I tested GNOME 3.0 in
>>> openSUSE and did not feel good with it), but I hope it changes a lot
>>> when wheezy comes out... and there is also the fallback mode.
>> The problem with "fallback mode" is that it it is inferior to GNOME2.
> Sure, but at least you don't have to deal with gnome-shell and still run 
>>> But true is that I'd like so much Debian still provides GNOME2/metacity
>>> in wheezy as an alternative to GNOME3/gnome-shell.
>> The problem with clinging to GNOME2 is that the GNOME project will no
>> longer develop it, so unless someone forks the whole kit and caboodle,
>> it will eventually die off.
> Yep, but GNOME2 is still supported upstream, at least for now, and I will 
> use it until it is finally dropped by the GNOME project. I don't need 
> additional features or enhancements just security fixes.

Do you have a reference to the official GNOME2 end-of-life policy?
Somehow, I can't see it continuing to be supported when wheezy is
released (or even when testing is frozen).

> And now you mention a fork, there are two projects focused on this: mate 
> and exde, IIRC.

Yes, there have been a number of mentions of forks. But with a project
as large as GNOME it won't succeed without a big commitment from many
volunteers. That doesn't seem to be forthcoming.

>> I am so happy with LXDE that I wish I had switched sooner, but until
>> Fedora 15 came out I had been contented and familiar enough with GNOME2
>> not to make the effort to evaluate alternatives.
>> All this is my personal experience, preference and opinion of course; it
>> is for each to make his or her own choice.
> I'm a bit reluctant in changing to XFCE. I migrated from KDE4 to GNOME2 
> and now I feel very comfortable in this environment. Being like a "nomad" 
> is fine for young people that want to taste new experiences, I prefer a 
> quiet home :-)

I know how you feel. I have several users who simply don't like change,
and who are happy and productive with GNOME2. They have no interest in a
"new desktop paradigm" or whatever. But the days of GNOME2 are numbered.

> Greetings,
> -- 
> Camaleón

Liam O'Toole
Cork, Ireland

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