What has happened to desktop icons in rawhide?

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Sat Jan 22 22:22:28 UTC 2011

On Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 8:56 PM, Jason D. Clinton <me at jasonclinton.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 14:32, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Well you'd want to be able to exclude it as well and adding it as an
>> artificial dep to something like gnome-session won't allow it to be
>> removed.
> GNOME Shell is the shell of GNOME 3 and thus depending on the GNOME Shell
> from the gnome-session from GNOME 3 is not artificial but rather a
> requirement. The fallback mode is intended as a fallback for driver and VM
> problems, not as first-class desktop environment. You will be allowed to
> force it to use the fallback mode should the detection fail to understand
> your hardware but that's not quite there yet. See here:
> http://mail.gnome.org/archives/desktop-devel-list/2011-January/msg00008.html
> http://mail.gnome.org/archives/desktop-devel-list/2011-January/msg00138.html
> So, doing what you describe from the UI makes a lot more sense (and
> explaining why) from a user perspective than, "If you drivers don't work do
> this magic with the package manager." The former is helpful; the later is
> pain.

what about users choice? Isn't that what free software is about?


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