Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Apr 2011 17:50 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Gnome The day is finally here, the day that the GNOME team releases GNOME 3.0, the first major revision of the GNOME project since 2002. Little of GNOME 2.x is left in GNOME 3.0, and as such, you could call it GNOME's KDE4. We're living in fortunate times, what, with two wildly divergent open source desktops.
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RE[6]: Don't know...
by Neolander on Sat 9th Apr 2011 13:39 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Don't know..."
Neolander
Member since:
2010-03-08

And how do background services like Transmission, which used to hide in the tray in order to take up less room but remain available, now work ?

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RE[7]: Don't know...
by kiddo on Sat 9th Apr 2011 17:06 in reply to "RE[6]: Don't know..."
kiddo Member since:
2005-07-23

They can still sit with a notification icon, but now that icon will be in the lower right corner, not shown at all times unless you put the mouse over there.

But more importantly, it doesn't need such an icon anymore. Since there is no "window list" (aka "taskbar") anymore, the "better" way to do this in GNOME Shell is to not have a tray icon; instead, simply put transmission onto its own workspace. Since you can have as many workspaces as you want (they are dynamic and automatic after all), you can afford to do so.

Then when you want to call that transmission instance, just hit the Win (or alt+F1) key or the upper-left hotcorner to call the activities view, type "tr"+enter to switch directly to it (or click the transmission icon that shows up on the dash ("dock") on the left).

Same goes for IM clients like empathy: no need to worry about minimizing them anymore.

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RE[8]: Don't know...
by Neolander on Sun 10th Apr 2011 11:39 in reply to "RE[7]: Don't know..."
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

So it's kind of like the application-centric interfaces of Win7 and OSX, I assume... If so, it'll be interesting to see how well applications which spawn multiple windows are handled. That's generally a weak point of such interfaces.

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