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Re: What can we learn from Elementary OS?


*Built on top of libmutter

On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 9:38 PM, Brandon Watkins <bwat47@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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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