Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Apr 2009 16:12 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Gnome Only a few days ago, we ran an article on the future of KDE and GNOME, and which of the two had the brighter future based on their developmental processes. Barely has that discussion ended, or the GNOME engineering team comes with a pretty daunting plan to introduce a fairly massive reworking of the GNOME interface for GNOME 3.0 (2.30). Read on for the details.
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by bralkein on Thu 2nd Apr 2009 19:25 UTC
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From the announcement:
- include new exciting technologies that we're starting to see used in
our desktop. Some obvious examples are 3D effects (with Clutter) and
geolocalization (with GeoClue and libchamplain).

Cool! I've had a look at some Clutter videos on YouTube and it seems like it gives people a way of creating some really fantastic interfaces. However, I am interested as to how well it will perform on machines with little or no support for hardware-accelerated rendering, which are unfortunately quite common in the world of FOSS operating systems. Is it possible to integrate this technology into the desktop environment without leaving a bunch of people out in the cold?

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RE: Clutter
by Rahul on Thu 2nd Apr 2009 19:55 in reply to "Clutter"
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GNOME Shell doesn't really have a fallback mode for older systems. They can probably continue using metacity + old gnome-panel I guess.

It is linked from the post itself but read the thread at

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