Cinnamon 1.4 released
Posted Mar 20, 2012 15:56 UTC (Tue) by khim
In reply to: Cinnamon 1.4 released
Parent article: Cinnamon 1.4 released
My point is that an old Visual Basic app running in the Windows tray doesn't need to do anything special to *run* under Win7.
Sure - but this is no different in GNOME: you can run GTK2 applications under GNOME3 just fine.
We are talking about backward compatibility here, not access to new features such as taskbar pinning etc.
This all depends on level of integration. Lightly-integrated programs (VB for Windows, GTK2 for Linux) work just fine with GNOME3. Tightly-integrated applets are broken in both GNOME2 to GNOME3 transition and in Windows XP to Windows 7 (as I've pointed above).
Of course there are huge practical difference: very few users used Microsoft's HTML applets but a lot of users used GNOME2 applets.
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