What has happened to desktop icons in rawhide?

Christoph Wickert christoph.wickert at googlemail.com
Sun Jan 23 18:19:24 UTC 2011

Am Sonntag, den 23.01.2011, 22:42 +0530 schrieb Rahul Sundaram:
> On 01/23/2011 09:58 PM, Christoph Wickert wrote:
> >
> > Also keep in mind that there are other "first-class desktop
> > environment". Moblin is just as much a GNOME based first-class desktop
> > environment as gnome-shell, just for a different use-case (Netbooks).
> I don't think that's the case.  GNOME Shell is a integral part of GNOME
> 3.  Moblin upstream seems only interested in being a complete OS and
> haven't cooperated well with other projects which want to include Moblin
> as a alternative UI in their distributions.  Conman,  trademark
> shenanigans etc.  I understand the point you are trying to make but
> Moblin is really a poor example to pick. 

I agree it's a poor example and Ubuntu's Unity is yet another one
because they don't cooperate well ether. Nevertheless all these are user
interfaces based on GNOME technology. They are not default and seriously
shouldn't be but it is a fact that there is more than just one desktop,
more than just gnome-shell. Thus we should not force our users to
install things they cannot use or don't want to.


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