I'm not sure what you are asking, but gnome-classic runs on top of GTK-3, most programs written using GTK-2 still run on it. Who knows though, 5 years from now when 12.04 eol's we may not be using anything we use now.
While I applaud Canonical's move to include Gnome classic in 12.04 (and more importantly, their active development effort to port indicators to the panel), I think this is more a move to keep enterprises onboard than to satisfy the "I hate Unity" crowd.
it doesn't matter whether anyone is happy now.....it only matters how Mark is feeling. How about that Mint/Cinnamon?
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Ubuntu 11.10 already includes Gnome Fallback, and it's probably more to do with it being part of a stock Gnome Shell installation and "well we might as well include this 1 MiB part too".
I don't think there was any effort required to "port" indicators to it. Indicators ran on the old Gnome Panel just fine - they were implemented as Gnome Panel applets. If Gnome Panel applets work on Gnome Fallback, then the indicator applets will too.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.
It doesn't matter if they take Gnome Classic out. You'll always be able to install extensions in Gnome Shell to customize it and make it look just like Gnome Classic. It's as simple as going to the extension web site with Firefox and clicking on a button that looks like an on/off switch.
That's the great thing about Gnome Shell. There are tons of extensions out there to customize it, and the number of extensions is only going to get greater.
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I understand that fallback mode has been available in Gnome 3 and is not an Ubuntu project, but according to this story, indicator applet was ported to GTK3 and that Canonical has been devoting developer resources to "Ubuntuizing" gnome-classic.
Actually, classic is essential at this point as Gnome Shell (and all the cool extensions) won't run on graphics that are not hardware-accelerated.
Last edited by VTPoet; February 21st, 2012 at 06:01 PM.
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