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Mutter: a window manager for GNOME 3

Mutter: a window manager for GNOME 3

Posted Aug 6, 2009 11:20 UTC (Thu) by russell (guest, #10458)
Parent article: Mutter: a window manager for GNOME 3

Most of the servers I work with don't have 3D hardware. There will be no GNOME 3 for them. Anyhow, I doubt GNOME 2 will be going away any time soon. It'll be years before they stabilize such radical changes.


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Mutter: a window manager for GNOME 3

Posted Aug 6, 2009 16:00 UTC (Thu) by drag (subscriber, #31333) [Link]

> Most of the servers I work with don't have 3D hardware. There will be no GNOME 3 for them.

I don't even have a X server installed on _any_ of my servers...

> It'll be years before they stabilize such radical changes.

I hope not.

It's not like the KDE3 to KDE4 transition were they had to break everything and port all the applications over. This is just using a different Window manager, using a new theme engine for GTK, adding some features while eliminating some bloat and dependencies that people don't use anymore.

Mutter: a window manager for GNOME 3

Posted Aug 7, 2009 1:56 UTC (Fri) by russell (guest, #10458) [Link]

My servers are not the typical use case, they are connected to a KVM and are running interactive radar simulations ( X is a requirement for me ).

Perhaps they won't break everything from a code point of view, they are even reusing code. However, they will only be considering a small set of use cases. That will effectively undo all the usability polish that has been built up over the years ( not just in GNOME ), and IMO will take years to redo all over again.

I'll probably have to rework my simulation tools to fit into the new environment, i.e. applets, etc. That is not going to sit well with my employer, who will want to avoid that for as long as possible.

I doubt that I'm alone in this

Mutter: a window manager for GNOME 3

Posted Aug 7, 2009 3:41 UTC (Fri) by drag (subscriber, #31333) [Link]

> I'll probably have to rework my simulation tools to fit into the new environment, i.e. applets, etc. That is not going to sit well with my employer, who will want to avoid that for as long as possible.

In what way would you have to rework your program?


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