Headline News
Secure Blackphone starts shipping (June 30, 2014 10:03 am)
Linux Mint KDE reviewed (June 24, 2014 2:06 pm)
Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” KDE released! (June 23, 2014 10:24 am)
7 Improvements The Linux Desktop Needs (June 21, 2014 12:48 am)

Gnome 3.8 To Drop Fallback Mode: Oops! I Did It Again

As a Gnome user you know that in case you are using a computer that doesn’t support 3D acceleration by default, you will be switched to Gnome’s fallback mode. This mode though using GTK3, looks like the earlier 2.x version of Gnome shell. Users who were not satisfied by changes in Gnome 3 shell used the fallback mode as it looks and worked similar to older version. There is some bad news.Gnome developers are planning to drop the fallback mode in the upcoming major version of Gnome, 3.8. One of the main reasons have been that there were not many users to test the fallback mode and submit bugs. Also maintaining the same quality of code for Gnome shell as well as Gnome fallback is a hard task for team to achieve.

Gnome developer Matthias announced in the Gnome mailing list:

I’m writing to inform you that the release team discussed https://live.gnome.org/ThreePointSeven/Features/DropOrFixFallbackMode yesterday. We’ve come to the conclusion that we can’t maintain fallback mode in reasonable quality, and are better off dropping it.

We’re now working on organizing this so that it does not create more fallout than necessary. As part of this, I’m reaching out to our distributors to see what parts they care about. We haven’t worked out a detailed plan for 3.8 tasks yet, but the feature page should give you a good idea about what things will be part of the 3.8 plan:

  • remove the ‘forced fallback’ ui in control-center
  • unify ‘gnome can’t run’ and ‘failwhale’ UX
  • move background rendering entirely into gnome-shell; this is most likely to cause some problems for other environments that reuse g-s-d for background rendering. Splitting off the desktop-rendering functionality from nautilus is a separate issue, and does not necessarily have to happen for 3.8.

Please watch the feature page for more details, as we work them out, and please contact us with your concerns. Lets work together and minimize the pain of this transition.

We are looking for aspiring bloggers and journalists for The Mukt. If you are interested, apply now!

We hope that this will further streamline Gnome development and make the Gnome shell even better.

Slideshow Image:
Tags
,

34 Comments

  1. Pingback: Trackback

  2. Pingback: Trackback

  3. Pingback: Trackback

  4. Pingback: Trackback

  5. Pingback: Love Letters For Him

  6. Pingback: Trackback

  7. Pingback: fifa 14

  8. Pingback: imitation sac dior

  9. Pingback: Info

  10. Pingback: Seo

  11. Pingback: Empowering

  12. Pingback: News

  13. Pingback: Tech

  14. Pingback: Health

  15. Pingback: Finance

  16. Pingback: Liberty

  17. Pingback: Trading

  18. Pingback: Business

  19. Pingback: Camp

  20. Pingback: Tech

  21. Pingback: Home

  22. Pingback: Financial

  23. Pingback: Amddram

  24. Pingback: Wp Weekend Phoenix

  25. Pingback: single family rental

  26. Pingback: scuba divers travel guide

  27. Pingback: bitcoin miners

  28. Pingback: Bad Credit Loans

  29. Pingback: 3d printer news

  30. Pingback: Business

  31. Pingback: filing bankruptcy

  32. Pingback: healthy alternatives

  33. Pingback: News

  34. Pingback: website

Leave A Comment