Why no icons? Was, Re: How to switch back to metacity

Kevin Fenzi kevin at scrye.com
Sun May 29 19:37:33 UTC 2011


On Sun, 29 May 2011 12:01:51 -0700
Joe Zeff <joe at zeff.us> wrote:

> On 05/29/2011 11:51 AM, Steven Stern wrote:
> > Because that was hashed out a long time ago in the F15 alpha days
> > and on the Gnome mailing lists.  Now, it is what it it is.
> 
> Please understand that my interest is only academic; I don't use
> Gnome any more.  Gnome can go in whatever direction it wants without
> any argument or complaint from me because what Gnome does no longer
> affects me.  I am, however, curious about the reasoning behind the
> decision.  If you know, and your reply implies that you do, please
> explain.  I'm quite willing to believe that they had what they
> consider to be good reasons to do something like this but they're not
> obvious to me and I'm always willing to listen to "the other side"
> and try to understand their POV.

I would suggest there are better places to ask that and look for that
info. ;) 

http://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell/Design

http://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell/Design/FAQ

http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gnome-shell-list

There's a much longer pdf design doc off the first link as well, I
glanced at it, but wasn't able to find anything that specifically
answered your question. 

HTH

kevin
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