Fedora 15, new and exciting plans

Owen Taylor otaylor at redhat.com
Sat Nov 13 15:45:13 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-11-12 at 18:07 -0500, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
> Kevin Fenzi writes:
> > * gnome3 / gnome-shell default
> And what about systems with hardware that does not support accelerated 3D?

There will be a fallback to gnome-panel, Metacity, and

 * The fallback components have been adapted to work better with GNOME 3
   applications; for example notification behavior is more like the
   GNOME 3 behavior where notifications that time out can still be
   accessed, so you don't need a status icon just so the user can
   see that something happened (ABRT, PackageKit reboot notifications,

 * But there is no attempt to make it "seamless"; we won't be going to
   a black panel for GNOME 2 or having a 2D-graphics Activities Overview

 * Some features may be missing as compared to GNOME 2 when running
   in fallback mode. One example is that there will be no desktop
   magnifier in the fallback. 

- Owen

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