GNOME Shell to support a "classic" mode
Posted Nov 21, 2012 19:02 UTC (Wed) by ebassi
In reply to: GNOME Shell to support a "classic" mode
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So which distro has GNOME2 (not MATE) and GNOME3?
that's an issue you will have to raise with distribution people - I am not one.
the libraries are parallel installable; we took great care at bumping everything during the 2 -> 3 cycle. if something got lost in the process, it was a mistake, and I'll gladly take the blame by proxy - as well as accept patches.
as I said above, applications do not have parallel installability - but that's something absolutely normal, unless you statically link everything. by the by, we're trying to solve the issue of installing applications in parallel, along with sandboxing and keeping ABI stability in the face of OS updates; it's a large swamp to drain, and something that takes time to implement, and usually gets lots of grief from people droning about the right to choose and the Linux distribution process.
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