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    Gnome Classic in the new Gnome 3.7 branch

    I have upgraded my RR setup with the new Gnome3.7 branch.
    Here I use the Gnome3 Staging PPA.

    Well after upgrading everything, I noticed that the session Gnome Classic (No effects) does not work anymore.
    However the session Gnome Classic works just fine.

    Of course I could not upgrade the packages gnome-panel, gnome-panel-data and libpanel-applet-4-0. So these are still v. 3.6.2. The apckages metacity, metacity-common and libmetacity-private0a are v. 2.34.13.

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    Re: Gnome Classic in the new Gnome 3.7 branch

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry33 View Post
    I have upgraded my RR setup with the new Gnome3.7 branch.
    Here I use the Gnome3 Staging PPA.

    Well after upgrading everything, I noticed that the session Gnome Classic (No effects) does not work anymore.
    However the session Gnome Classic works just fine.

    Of course I could not upgrade the packages gnome-panel, gnome-panel-data and libpanel-applet-4-0. So these are still v. 3.6.2. The apckages metacity, metacity-common and libmetacity-private0a are v. 2.34.13.
    Probably not surprising since they said metacity and the fallback session would be history in 3.8. Is 3.7 just a sort of transitional version between 3.6 and 3.8?

    I'm not well versed in how Gnome handles their releases

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    Re: Gnome Classic in the new Gnome 3.7 branch

    Is 3.7 just a sort of transitional version between 3.6 and 3.8?
    From here:

    https://live.gnome.org/ThreePointSeven

    GNOME 3.7.x is an unstable development series intended for testing and hacking purposes. GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate development status, so this unstable 3.7.x series will become the official 3.8 stable release.
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    Re: Gnome Classic in the new Gnome 3.7 branch

    I certainly don't have this all figured out but it looks like the new "classic mode" is actually going to be a "GNOME Legacy" session:

    http://blogs.gnome.org/mclasen/2012/...happening-now/

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    Re: Gnome Classic in the new Gnome 3.7 branch

    GNOME Classic (No Effects) "works" here with the GNOME3 Staging PPA. Some caveats are:

    1. metacity, gnome-panel, and gnome-applets do not currently have a maintainer (indicator-session, the piece of code that enables indicators to work in GNOME Fallback, doesn't really have a maintainer either, which helps to explain why 11.10 didn't include it)
    2. Support code and workarounds been removed from gnome-settings-daemon and gnome-control-center. You can see the full list at the master bug. This is mostly mitigated in Ubuntu since the default configuration includes the Ubuntu "indicator" status menus. The Ubuntu developers will make it a high priority to ensure that the status menus still work but since Ubuntu 13.04 will be sticking with GNOME 3.6 there isn't pressure for them to do that work now.
    3. gnome-settings-daemon and gnome-control-center have some regressions and brokenness because several Ubuntu patches haven't been ported to the new version yet

    You can try out GNOME's current "GNOME Classic" mode now by installing gnome-shell-extensions from the GNOME3 Staging PPA and selecting GNOME Classic from the login screen. (The previous GNOME Classic sessions have been renamed back to GNOME Fallback).

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    Re: Gnome Classic in the new Gnome 3.7 branch

    When I try to install 'gnome-shell-extensions' I get this:

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    lance@lance-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-extensions
    [sudo] password for lance: 
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    The following extra packages will be installed:
      gir1.2-gtop-2.0
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      gir1.2-gtop-2.0 gnome-shell-extensions
    0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 103 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 987 kB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring/main gir1.2-gtop-2.0 i386 2.28.4-3 [15.8 kB]
    Get:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/gnome3-team/gnome3-staging/ubuntu/ raring/main gnome-shell-extensions all 3.7.3-0ubuntu1 [87.0 kB]
    Fetched 103 kB in 6s (15.4 kB/s)                                               
    Selecting previously unselected package gir1.2-gtop-2.0.
    (Reading database ... 153216 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking gir1.2-gtop-2.0 (from .../gir1.2-gtop-2.0_2.28.4-3_i386.deb) ...
    Selecting previously unselected package gnome-shell-extensions.
    Unpacking gnome-shell-extensions (from .../gnome-shell-extensions_3.7.3-0ubuntu1_all.deb) ...
    dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/gnome-shell-extensions_3.7.3-0ubuntu1_all.deb (--unpack):
     trying to overwrite '/usr/share/gnome-session/sessions/gnome-classic.session', which is also in package gnome-session-fallback 3.7.2-0ubuntu1~raring1
    Errors were encountered while processing:
     /var/cache/apt/archives/gnome-shell-extensions_3.7.3-0ubuntu1_all.deb
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
    lance@lance-desktop:~$
    That was easily resolved by purging 'gnome-session-fallback'. I got logged into the new classic session, just now poking around.

    For some reason gdm is eating my lunch, I might try 'lightdm' for a while just as a work-around.
    Last edited by kansasnoob; December 28th, 2012 at 01:20 PM.

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    Re: Gnome Classic in the new Gnome 3.7 branch

    You should just be able to do:

    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i --force-overwrite /var/cache/apt/archives/gnome-shell-extensions_3.7.3-0ubuntu1_all.deb

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    Re: Gnome Classic in the new Gnome 3.7 branch

    I was too slow for your edit!

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    Re: Gnome Classic in the new Gnome 3.7 branch

    Quote Originally Posted by paul_in_london View Post
    I was too slow for your edit!
    Sorry about that

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    Re: Gnome Classic in the new Gnome 3.7 branch

    I'm surprised at how light this runs

    I've done quite a bit of cross-testing on this same hardware over the past few weeks and Unity is a true kludge now, but performance was acceptable in 12.04 so I'm blaming Compiz until I learn different. And Cinnamon's Muffin fork of Mutter is almost as bad, I've tried it both with Mint and Snowlinux.

    But GNOME seems to have Mutter very well tamed so I think this new classic session could be a great alternative. I do wish that the Panel Settings extension was available for 3.7, but otherwise I think this is pretty great.

    Screenshot from 2012-12-28 06:26:22.jpg

    Screenshot from 2012-12-28 06:27:40.jpg

    Screenshot from 2012-12-28 06:28:23.jpg

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