Update on Fedora 15 Development - GNOME 3 Shell Updates

Posted by dowdle on Mar 26, 2011 8:25 PM EDT
montanalinux.org; By Scott Dowdle
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Here are few of the changes that came with yesterday's set of Fedora 15 devel updates:
  1. Fedora 15 appears to have incorporated all of the upstream GNOME 3 Shell changes. The experience is exactly like that of the GNOME 3 live beta
  2. They added a way in the GNOME 3 Shell System Settings to switch back to the GNOME 2 style desktop
  3. The GNOME 2 style desktop has been polished up some
  4. Fedora has added some additional artwork for non-GNOME desktops

The GNOME 2 style fallback desktop in GNOME 3 isn't exactly like the previous GNOME 2.32 desktop but it is fairly close. There are some elements from GNOME Shell present... such as the window styling and decorations (although you DO get the minimize and maximize buttons back). You can place application buttons on the top panel but none are there by default. There isn't a right-click desktop menu and the System Settings are from GNOME 3. Although the fallback desktop mode is a bit different than the older GNOME 2.32 desktop, the changes they have made should go a long way to make GNOME 2 diehards a little happier.

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