|| ||Adam Williamson <awilliam-AT-redhat.com> |
|| ||Development discussions related to Fedora <devel-AT-lists.fedoraproject.org> |
|| ||Re: F17 heads up: gnome-shell for everyone! |
|| ||Thu, 03 Nov 2011 23:09:12 -0700|
|| ||Article, Thread
On Fri, 2011-11-04 at 03:42 +0000, Bojan Smojver wrote:
> Adam Jackson <ajax <at> redhat.com> writes:
> > As of tomorrow's rawhide , gnome-session will no longer treat
> > llvmpipe as an unsupported driver. This means gnome-shell will run even
> > on hardware without a native 3D driver, including virt guests.
> For all of us gnome-shell sceptics that prefer the fallback mode, does that mean
> that mutter will then be default WM for everything? Or does it mean that we'll
> be evicted from the Gnome user space completely?
That's really a policy decision for the GNOME / Fedora desktop teams,
not for ajax.
But based on what they've said in the past, I expect that once most
hardware that previously needed the fallback mode is covered, fallback
mode will die. AIUI, fallback mode isn't meant to be a GNOME
2-by-stealth for Shell refuseniks, it's purely an attempt to accommodate
hardware which doesn't support Shell.
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