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    Default GNOME Shell 2.29.1 Arrives w/ New Stuff

    Phoronix: GNOME Shell 2.29.1 Arrives w/ New Stuff

    We are just a few days away from the release of GNOME 2.30 and as such there is a slew of packages being checked in for this final release prior to GNOME 2.32, which will be known as GNOME 3.0 once it arrives in September. GTK+ 2.20 was checked in today along with other GNOME packages now deemed stable, while the GNOME Shell also had its first point release in the 2.29.x series...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODA5Mw

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    Hope there will be some kind of simple mode that disables the effects and just keeps a search bar similar to the one on Win7. GnomeDo is fine but native app is native.

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    What gnome badly needs, is not a 3.0 version, but to fix its present problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by fermo111 View Post
    What gnome badly needs, is not a 3.0 version, but to fix its present problems
    It is not a either/or situation. A major part of GNOME 3.0 changes are platform improvements that swap existing problematic components with newer and better ones (dconf replacing gconf for example) or consolidating libraries (project ridley) that results in fixes that were not introduced before due to compatibility requirements or risk of regressions being too high.

    So 3.0 is an attempt to fix present problems as much as introducing new features such as GNOME Shell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RahulSundaram View Post
    It is not a either/or situation. A major part of GNOME 3.0 changes are platform improvements that swap existing problematic components with newer and better ones (dconf replacing gconf for example) or consolidating libraries (project ridley) that results in fixes that were not introduced before due to compatibility requirements or risk of regressions being too high.

    So 3.0 is an attempt to fix present problems as much as introducing new features such as GNOME Shell.
    Last I looked (a week or so ago) there hadn't been a commit since october, IIRC. While dconf is less complicated than gconf, I would be surprised if all the work necessary for 2.32 had been completed by this past october

    Best/Liam

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    Quote Originally Posted by liam View Post
    Last I looked (a week or so ago) there hadn't been a commit since october, IIRC. While dconf is less complicated than gconf, I would be surprised if all the work necessary for 2.32 had been completed by this past october

    Best/Liam
    I think dconf commits is largely irrelevant. dconf is a core layer. GNOME programs are not going to be using it directly but via GSettings. Nobody expects all the work to be done by oct. It is merely a starting point for the next release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RahulSundaram View Post
    So 3.0 is an attempt to fix present problems as much as introducing new features such as GNOME Shell.
    I find Gnome slow, bugged, and unreliable. Far too often I have to delete all my user .config, .local, .gconf, etc., just to have a workable desktop back. Then there are the usability problems: e.g. in Nautilus tree panel, F2 (rename) does not work and I cannot drag and drop. And, most upsetting, I cannot double-click on the left-top window icon to close the window (a long time requested feature).

    Well, I am not going to list all that does not work, but you got the idea.

    Now I wonder if the reason for v3 is to fix all this, or, as I read somewhere, introduce a new interface paradigm. I switched from Windows to Linux, when Microsoft dropped the old Explorer desktop and went the Vista way. True that with Linux I have the choice of more desktop managers, but it is nonetheless upsetting having to change again.

    I hope this is not the case with Gnome v3

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    Quote Originally Posted by fermo111 View Post
    I find Gnome slow, bugged, and unreliable. Far too often I have to delete all my user .config, .local, .gconf, etc., just to have a workable desktop back.
    What the hell? What distro are you using because either their Gnome install is messed up or you've somehow broken it... In four years of running Gnome I've never had a desktop that wasn't 'workable' and never had to delete any of Gnome's configuration files.

    I'm even running a pre-release version a quarter of the time too!

    Quote Originally Posted by fermo111 View Post
    F2 (rename) does not work and I cannot drag and drop.
    They both work for me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyHiRider View Post
    Hope there will be some kind of simple mode that disables the effects and just keeps a search bar similar to the one on Win7. GnomeDo is fine but native app is native.
    I don't think that Gnome Shell will make it for the Gnome 3.0 release. So I think Gnome is still going to default to regular Metacity. Gnome Shell's basic functionality requires composited desktop and such so there really is no way to use that without 3D support and such.

    Gnome-Do, though, is a native application. GTK-C# is a officially included language in the regular Gnome stuff. Like python and C language support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drag View Post
    I don't think that Gnome Shell will make it for the Gnome 3.0 release. So I think Gnome is still going to default to regular Metacity. Gnome Shell's basic functionality requires composited desktop and such so there really is no way to use that without 3D support and such.

    Gnome-Do, though, is a native application. GTK-C# is a officially included language in the regular Gnome stuff. Like python and C language support.
    S basically GnomeDo only uses Gnome libraries and is optimized for gnome(heeds the guidelines for gnome desktop etc..)? I wonder why wasn't it merged into gnome, as it provides a great usability feature.

    And I'm all enthusiastic about the Shell, but it will be a big scary things for many new users(especially those less tech that are scared of everything new or are thinking of switching), but I guess the Gnome team knows what they're doing

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