> that's an issue you will have to raise with distribution people - I am not one.
Rubbish. You answered the question.
The "apps" (I would argue that nautilus and gnome-panel are not apps but are the desktop) are not parallel installable.
Which was a deliberate choice by you GNOME devs to force the transition to GNOME3. Which is why people are hating on you.
No one cares if the libs are - I want a the login manager to give me the choice of logging into GNOME2 or GNOME3.
I want to use your code! I just want the choice on which version. I don't want the latest buggy incomplete version. I want to chose when I make the transition.
But I know you guys can't understand how people don't think GNOME3 with no taskbar and no font size changing and no minimize button and 3d hw requirements and no themes and gaudy touch friendly widgets isn't the best thing since sliced bread that everyone should immediately want to switch to.