Linked by pepa on Fri 9th Nov 2012 23:18 UTC
Gnome "I'm writing to inform you that the release team discussed Drop or Fix Fallback Mode yesterday. We've come to the conclusion that we can't maintain fallback mode in reasonable quality, and are better off dropping it." Gnome-fallback has been my refuge, as I find both Unity and Gnome 3's shell unusable. Yes, we have been warned this would happen. I thought the cost of maintaining gnome-panel would be so low that it might never need to happen. But as it appears, it is deemed necessary. As for me, I'm bound for something Qt, as I am very angry at Gnome for abandoning its 'classic' users.
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RE: XFCE
by pepa on Sat 10th Nov 2012 08:55 UTC in reply to "XFCE"
pepa
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2005-07-08

The second link mentions that Unity, LXDE, XFCE will be affected since they reuse some of the fallback components. When the whole Gnome3 mess erupted I initially tried XFCE for a while, but missed a number of important things, so I went for fallback. Now I'm going to avoid GTK stuff a whole lot more, so XFCE won't be my first stop.

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RE[2]: XFCE
by ndrw on Sat 10th Nov 2012 15:28 in reply to "RE: XFCE"
ndrw Member since:
2009-06-30

> missed a number of important things

Examples?

I would say the opposite - other desktops miss a number of important things (except for KDE and Emacs, of course).

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RE[3]: XFCE
by pepa on Sat 10th Nov 2012 16:56 in reply to "RE[2]: XFCE"
pepa Member since:
2005-07-08

I tried XFCE4 a number of times over the last year and a half. I really miss:

- Freedom of positioning of icons (I use my Desktop like I use the top of my desk, I put current files on it). But you can run XFCE with some other file managers (eg. Nautilus) to take care of this.

- The Gnome clock, with the multiple locations, sunlight-over-the-globe and weather reports. (The whole point of this article is, that this will no longer be maintained by Gnome).

- The Gnome volume control, that allows you to set the volume output “over 100%”, I don’t know yet how to do this in XFCE4 (though VLC will do this by itself).

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