To Gnome or not to Gnome

Yioryos Asprobounitis mavrothal at
Fri Mar 26 06:47:02 EDT 2010

--- On Fri, 3/26/10, Bernie Innocenti <bernie at> wrote:

> From: Bernie Innocenti <bernie at>
> Subject: Re: To Gnome or not to Gnome
> To: "Yioryos Asprobounitis" <mavrothal at>
> Cc: "Martin Langhoff" <martin.langhoff at>, "Devel" <devel at>, "Fedora OLPC" <fedora-olpc-list at>
> Date: Friday, March 26, 2010, 6:20 AM
> On Fri, 2010-03-26 at 01:10 -0700,
> Yioryos Asprobounitis wrote:
> > I really think that the Gnome desktop is a valuable
> addition for
> > the XO but mostly for the end user. Is not a
> coincidence that
> > people use it. So openness and robustness should be
> implemented
> > there too.
> > If the problem is the video driver for example, this
> is what it
> > should be fixed, not hampering its use.
> You mean the blacked out GTK buttons and corrupt graphics
> in some web
> pages? We have a temporary workaround for these now!

No, actually I was referring to an XO-1.5 bug (#10084)

> > I can see blocking as a temp measure but only in
> combination
> > with an increased gnome-bug-fixing priority.
> Sounds right, but I'm not sure *who* is going to put their
> time into it.

What about "Gnome people". I would guess they will not be indifferent to the OLPC/XO. Couldn't they be "formally" asked for support? (I know is upstream but...)


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