What has happened to desktop icons in rawhide?

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Tue Jan 25 18:36:53 UTC 2011

Peter Robinson (pbrobinson at gmail.com) said: 
> I mostly agree but the difference in this case there is essentially a
> fork as the newer interface won't work on all devices that the old one
> previously did so you have circumstances where it just won't work or
> will crash horribly even on devices that are suppose to work (and to
> see that go and check the abrt bugs against mutter that say "just
> crashed when I tried gnome-shell" and the, in some cases, 100s of
> dupes). I see them every day when they hit my inbox as I originally
> packaged mutter and most of the gnome shell components for moblin (and
> now meego) so I'm well aware of the problems there are. Where as KDE 3
> - 4 didn't have hardware incompatibilities and gnome has said they'll
> maintain both of the interfaces.

That doesn't mean the interfaces are separate products, or
need to be seperable components. Certainly not on upgrade.


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