Subject: Re: Congrats on 11.04

Andrew Starr-Bochicchio a.starr.b at
Wed May 4 15:32:20 UTC 2011

On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 8:26 AM, Davyd McColl <davydm at> wrote:
> On the other hand, I was dismayed, upon upgrading to 11.04 to find:
> 1) My personal choice of GNOME was stomped over with Unity. I had to change
> this at the login screen. It's trivial, I know, but it violates the
> principle of least surprise. I was using GNOME before the update -- I should
> be using GNOME after *unless* I choose to switch.

While I understand/sympathize with your point, I imagine the thinking
here is that you were using "Ubuntu Desktop" not GNOME.

> a) the option to enable desktop effects is gone from the appearance config
> dialog, but I'm assuming this is replaced by the choice at login of with or
> without effects

Case in point. The desktop effects capplet you are used to was an
Ubuntu patch to GNOME appearance properties. It was never in GNOME as
it enables compiz which is not part of GNOME. So this is not "breaking

- Andrew SB

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