It's time to jettison CCSM

Jorge O. Castro jorge at
Thu Jan 26 17:55:11 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 12:24 PM, Micah Gersten <micahg at> wrote:
> Because novices are using a power user tool does not mean we should
> remove a power user tool.  I think attention just needs to be called to
> the problems that can be caused and what better tools exist for novice
> users. Places like and the Ubuntu forums would be good
> places to evangelize this as well as omgbuntu and maybe webupd8.

We have a power user tool, MyUnity. If it doesn't do exactly what
people want then people will file bugs and then people will either
write the config option or not.

Then we'll have a power user tool that will work. And we do try to
warn people about the dangers of CCSM, but this is one of those cases
where we need to say "Sorry, you can't switch to the cube" instead of
"well you can switch to the cube, but if you fail the saving throw
your desktop turns into a wallpaper with no panels, no launcher, and
no file manager and removing these dot directories, but hey, linux is
about choice!"

Jorge Castro
Canonical Ltd.

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