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Re: gnome3 now in wheezy?

On Sat, 05 Nov 2011 08:51:55 -0600, Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:

> Camaleón wrote:
>> On Fri, 04 Nov 2011 13:27:01 -0600, Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
>>> Camaleón wrote:
>>>> On Fri, 04 Nov 2011 11:49:01 -0600, Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
>>>>> I was under the mistaken impression that wheezy still had a usable
>>>>> gnome, as opposed to sid which has "upgraded" to gnome3.
>>>> Please, please.... don't confuse the terms :-)
>>>> Repeat with me:
>>>> "GNOME3 is not gnome-shell"
>>>  From http://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell
>>> GNOME Shell is the defining technology of the GNOME 3 user experience.
>> But they (gnome3 and gnome-shell) both are different and separate
>> things.
>> GNOME2/3 are a whole DE while "gnome-panel" and "gnome-shell" are just
>> the UI (user interfaces), meaning that you can have GNOME3 with gnome-
>> panel, you are not sticked to use the new UI at all (see the fallback
>> mode).
> Right. But the concept of separating the DE and the UI is new with the
> "newfangled" Gnome. Even without the new UI the new DE is hard to
> swallow, similar to the new GDM (GDM3) which in one swoop eliminated all
> the niceties of GDM.

It's not a new thingy, gnome-shell is just a replacement for gnome-panel, 
nothing more and nothing less. GNOME2 had also an UI that was called 
gnome-panel, it has been always there although we did not notice :-)

Basically, the names of the components can be "permuted" as follows:

gnome-panel → gnome-shell
metacity → mutter



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