[OpenIndiana-discuss] Gnome and the future

Nathan Kunkee nkunkee42 at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 31 14:29:39 UTC 2012

> Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 13:35:02 +0000
> From: t12nslookup at gmail.com
> To: openindiana-discuss at openindiana.org
> Subject: Re: [OpenIndiana-discuss] Gnome and the future
> from what I remember of the conversations of the time, we cannot move
> to Gnome 3 because of certain Linux dependencies ...
> Gnome 2 is no longer changing, and no longer being patched ...
> We don't have time or resources to support a Gnome 2 desktop system
> development fork (at least I don't and I don't believe OI devs do
> either) and in fact most Illumos OS's don't include a graphical
> environment at all.
> Linux Mint (I believe) are actually looking to go to Gnome 3, but with
> a customised theme, they cannot afford to ignore GTK3, and sticking
> with GTK2 means that new projects will not work for them.
> Linux Mint's Gnome theme does not look like Gnome 2 ...
> Of course some (or even all) of my ramblings could be wrong.
> Jon

Mate is a fork of Gnome 2 that already has a community behind it. Mint features Mate as a key desktop choice.

Perhaps that is what is being sought?



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