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Re: What can we learn from Elementary OS?


Gala didn't fork mutter afiak, its a new window manager built on top of
window mutter What you describe sounds more like cinnamon, they forked both
mutter and gnome-shell into muffin/cinnamon. afiak thats not what
elementary does.

On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 4:26 PM, Jeremy Bicha <jbicha@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 9 December 2012 22:10, Britt Yazel <bwyazel@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > The one thing that Elementary has done extremely well is the creation of
> > their own DE called Pantheon. They have created more than just a shell
> for
> > Gnome3 (not to belittle what Unity has done), but they have also rebuilt
> > most of their underlying technologies as well to fit exactly their
> purpose,
> > rather than relying on Gnome. Gala is one such example, to remove their
> > dependence on Compiz. They have also made many of their own default
> > applications to fit THEIR purpose, rather than trying to make their
> purpose
> > fit a wide assortment of apps. (Midori, Maya, Noise, Scratch, etc)
> >
> > Now, I dont mean to belittle Gnome or Ubuntu. I use Ubuntu on a daily
> basis
> > and love it greatly, and I also help with the Ubuntu Gnome Remix. I just
> > think that ridding ourselves of Compiz dependence, and making Unity more
> > than just the Visual shell, and rather creating more of the back-end
> > utilities in house (like Gala and Mutter) will lead to a desktop that is
> > more cohesive, rather than feeling "patchy".
> Gala is a GNOME shell built on mutter similar to GNOME Shell or
> Cinnamon (except that the Cinnamon devs forked an old version of
> mutter).
> Jeremy
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