GNOME3 in oneiric, corresponding transitions

Rodney Dawes rodney.dawes at
Tue May 31 16:55:40 UTC 2011

On Tue, 2011-05-31 at 16:26 +0200, Sebastien Bacher wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> Thanks to the work done during natty in the gnome3-team ppa (thanks
> Jeremy, Michael, Ricotz, Robert, Rodrigo, and others) and by the Desktop
> Team in Oneiric GNOME3 has mostly landed in Ubuntu.
> This email gives a summary for the current known issues and transitions.

This wasn't mentioned in the email, but I think they're worth listing;

= gnome-keyring =

The Freedesktop Secret Service API has changed incompatibly, and the
new gnome-keyring implements the new version of the API, without keeping
backward compat for older incarnations of the API. If you're using the
DBus API directly, this will be a pain point, especially if you need to
maintain compat in the app, for older versions of Ubuntu. There also
does not appear to be an introspectable way to get the API version here,
which makes this that much more painful.

= network-manager 0.9 =

The network-manager API has also broken compatibility, and if you use
the DBus API directly here as well, will also be another pain point. It
at least provides an introspectable Version property, so you can do the
right thing for both versions.

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