View Full Version : [ubuntu] 11.04 and Gnome support

February 17th, 2011, 11:30 PM
So I've been reading about the development of Natty Narwhal for the last several weeks, and I hear it's coming along relatively nicely. I've always updated to the latest stable versions of Ubuntu right away since I first partitioned it back in 9.04, and I hope to do the same in April.

However, there is one major change that has me hesitating: the Unity desktop. I am a big fan of Gnome and Compiz, and have created a beautiful desktop with GTK 2. I have no intention to change to Unity or any other desktop environment in the near future, so I would require substantial Gnome 3.0 / Gnome Shell support in order to stay with Ubuntu.

Basically, I have a couple of questions, and my forum/Google searches haven't given any definitive answers just yet:

Is anyone able to confirm that Gnome 3.0 will be included in the standard Ubuntu repositories, or the Ubuntu PPA?
Will there be an Ubuntu branch distro, like Kubuntu and Lubuntu, for a default GTK 3 environment?

Thanks, guys. :)

February 18th, 2011, 10:55 PM
Bump. Nothing?

February 19th, 2011, 04:23 AM
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