Quote Originally Posted by berarma View Post
Gnome 3.8 doesn't need 3D acceleration, so building over the new Gnome Shell would be an easier and better way to acomplish those goals I guess. Mint is already doing something similar and the Gnome Team said it would replace the fallback mode with a set of official extensions that would imitate the classic Gnome. These projects have more future than the other forks trying to take the old orphaned code back.
I agree for the most part, but I do not think that leveraging Shell over llvmpipe is really equivalent to running without 3D acceleration. Although, for machines were llvmpipe does not work, I would be much more comfortable setting up LXDE or Xfce on them anyway. I still stand by what I said though, in that out of all of the forks Consort has the best idea of how to go forward.