Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Oct 2010 19:00 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Well, this is sure to raise a few eyebrows here and there. Today, at the Ubuntu Developer Summit, Mark Shuttleworth held his keynote speech, and in it, he announced that Ubuntu will switch to the Unity user interface come release, for both the netbook as well as the desktop, leaving the GNOME user interface behind (but keeping the GNOME platform).
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RE[3]: Metacity
by flynn on Mon 25th Oct 2010 23:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Metacity"
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I am really getting confused. I knew we had these layers:

Window Manager
Desktop Environment

Now it apears that we have:

Window Manager
Desktop Environment

[or is the Shell above the environment, I get confused]

"I'm talkiing Levels, Jerry - Levels!"

First of all, take everything I say with a grain of salt as I'm mostly making educated guesses.

Currently, I think Nautilus is pulling double duty being both a file manager and a 'shell'. I base this on the fact that the settings for drawing desktop icons and such are under Nautilus in gconf.

I think Gnome 3 was supposed to provide a proper separation of concerns and have a dedicated shell project.

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