Linked by Antonio Ospite on Fri 21st Oct 2011 23:35 UTC
Gnome Antonio Ospite explores Gnome 3 in fall-back mode and tries to make it look and behave more like Gnome 2.32 again. This summer Linus Torvalds made it to the news for complaining about the gnome-shell design; Gnome fall-back mode is the solution for those like Linus who can't - or better, do not want to - use gnome-shell just yet.
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RE[3]: Dump Gnome
by bhtooefr on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 12:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Dump Gnome"
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OK, so you check to see if the text file has changed (timestamp should be sufficient, filesize if you really want to get fancy) on startup. If it has, you parse it, and convert it to the hidden binary blob. If it hasn't, you just use the binary blob.

There, you get the speed benefit of the binary blob, with the ease of configuration of the text file.

Alternately, if you don't want the overhead of checking for the binary blob, create a "configuration compiler" that you manually run whenever you change the configuration.

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