Default layout of the GNOME Classic session

Benjamin Drung bdrung at
Sat Apr 21 22:33:34 UTC 2012

Am Samstag, den 21.04.2012, 15:20 -0700 schrieb Allison Randal:
> On 04/21/2012 02:51 PM, Benjamin Drung wrote:
> > 
> > The GNOME Classic session uses gnome-panel, but not GNOME Shell.
> Sure, that's the GNOME 3 fallback for running without Mutter. It makes
> sense for Classic to have minimal dependencies.
> I'd go for an argument that maybe "Classic" isn't the best name when
> GNOME has also changed radically, and isn't as classic as people might
> expect. But on technical, philosophical, economic, and practical
> grounds, it's better for us to work with the GNOME developers on any
> improvements, and not tweak them directly into the Ubuntu packages.

Ubuntu Classic would be a better name for the session, because it looks
more like a GNOME 2 environment from Ubuntu than like an untouched GNOME
environment. The GNOME Classic session uses the indicators and the
notify-osd from Ubuntu.

Benjamin Drung
Debian & Ubuntu Developer
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