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    GNOME panel get's a new maintainer

    Jonathan Carter, who also helps maintain Edubuntu, seems to have a very sensible approach to maintaining gnome-panel, metacity, etc:

    http://jonathancarter.org/2013/02/05...anel-is-alive/

    Of course we'll have to wait for the 13.10 dev cycle to see how things pan out

    I'd hope that this, along with the new GNOME Classic session, can once and for all put to rest most of the hand-wringing and rumors
    Last edited by kansasnoob; February 7th, 2013 at 08:34 PM.

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    Jonathan is one of the two primary Edubuntu maintainers and uses GNOME Fallback as his primary desktop. It's important for Edubuntu that there is a well-supported desktop that works without 3D acceleration for LTSP deployments.

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    Re: GNOME panel get's a knew maintainer

    Quote Originally Posted by jbicha View Post
    Jonathan is one of the two primary Edubuntu maintainers and uses GNOME Fallback as his primary desktop. It's important for Edubuntu that there is a well-supported desktop that works without 3D acceleration for LTSP deployments.
    In deed

    And, as he mentions in that blog post, Edubuntu offers the fallback session as an option during installation:

    edubuntu_fallback.jpg

    They also have some really cool additional installation options very specific to Edubuntu:

    Screenshot from 2012-07-31 12_17_33.jpg

    I actually maintain just a few PC's that run Edubuntu and IMHO it's one of Ubuntu's greatest achievements ........... something that's too seldom mentioned

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    Getting a bit off-topic here but I've even thought our eventual GNOME remix could have a long term goal of offering similar installation options - NOT the choice of using the fallback session - but maybe the choice of using almost 100% GNOME apps vs. using almost 100% Ubuntu default apps on a gnome-session base. But that's a dream that belongs in the long term goal category

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    Re: GNOME panel get's a knew maintainer

    Isn't it more appropriately a gnew maintainer, rather than a knew maintainer.
    Or did you just mean new maintainer?

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    Re: GNOME panel get's a knew maintainer

    Quote Originally Posted by arpanaut View Post
    Isn't it more appropriately a gnew maintainer, rather than a knew maintainer.
    Or did you just mean new maintainer?

    Sorry!
    Yes it should have been "new" .......... I need a new and better brain

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    Re: GNOME panel get's a new maintainer

    Fixed.
    If you install Buntu 17.10 remember to download a new ISO file.

    Old ISO files might contain a bug which can damage UEFI hardware. Updating an existing installation and upgrading to 17.10 (if one has faith in upgrades in general) are safe.

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    Re: GNOME panel get's a new maintainer

    Quote Originally Posted by kansasnoob View Post
    This guy, Jonathan Carter, seems to have a very sensible approach to maintaining gnome-panel, metacity, etc:

    http://jonathancarter.org/2013/02/05...anel-is-alive/

    Of course we'll have to wait for the 13.10 dev cycle to see how things pan out

    I'd hope that this, along with the new GNOME Classic session, can once and for all put to rest most of the hand-wringing and rumors
    I am glad to hear this. I think gnome fallback session with metacity deserves to have future. Thanks to the mantainer and thanks to kansasnoob for the information.

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