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[2]: Dump Gnome
by Delgarde on Mon 24th Oct 2011 20:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Dump Gnome"
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So, the 'binary blob' comes from dconf, which provides an implementation of Glib's settings API. If you don't like it, there's nothing stopping anyone from writing a replacement that uses text files - in theory, it wouldn't be all that hard, as none of the Gnome code should be using dconf directly...

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