[ALUG] Linux with Gnome-2?

steve-ALUG at hst.me.uk steve-ALUG at hst.me.uk
Wed Jun 28 14:23:10 BST 2017


On 28/06/17 09:18, Laurie Brown wrote:
> On 27/06/17 23:19, steve-ALUG at hst.me.uk wrote:
>> On 27/06/17 10:12, Ted Harding wrote:
>>> Many thanks, Laurie. That clarifies a number of things! And, yes,
>>> live disks of LMC and LMM is an excellent suggestion. And I like
>>> (and really sympathise with) the reasons the Mint team went the
>>> way they did. In fact, "the way Gnome was going" turned out to
>>> be the main reason I have'nt upgraded my Debian for years!
>>>
>> As I understand it, Cinnamon is cloned Gnome 2 but then improved. Mate
>> is Mint's replacement for Gnome.  I expect that they're both "better"
>> than Gnome 3 for you, and for me.
> According to Wikipedia it's Gnome 3-based.
>
> This desktop is running LMC 17.3:
>
> ---- cut here ---
> ~ $ apt-cache show gnome-shell | grep Version
> Version: 3.10.4-0ubuntu5.2
> Version: 3.10.4-0ubuntu5
> ---- cut here ---
>
> Cheers, Laurie.
I don't know for sure, but I suspect it's using Gnome 3 technology, 
libraries, APIs, GTK3 etc but customised to make it look and behave like 
Gnome 2.

Steve



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