[CentOS-devel] Centos 7 VS Gnome 3

Adam Miller maxamillion at fedoraproject.org
Thu Mar 13 06:21:59 UTC 2014

On Mar 12, 2014 10:45 PM, "Joe Brockmeier" <jzb at redhat.com> wrote:
> On 03/07/2014 09:57 AM, Les Mikesell wrote:
> > Another issue is that Gnome3 needs 3D and does not work with x2go (and
> > probably freenx/nx  if that is going to be packaged).   And I almost
> > never work directly at a console.   KDE seems to mostly work, but it
> > is annoying to have to switch after all these years of RedHat pushing
> > GNOME.
> To clear something up, IIRC 7 uses GNOME Classic - not stock GNOME 3 -
> as its default, which does *not* require 3D.

I was under the impression that Gnome3 classic is just a set a of
gnome-shell extensions and a different CSS theme. Does it do something more
that makes Gnome3 not require 3D?

I thought Fallback mode (non-3d) was dropped when llvmpipe came onto the


> In the default desktop, GNOME looks a lot like GNOME 2x.
> This isn't to say we shouldn't package Mate or Xfce or any additional
> desktops for CentOS - but it'd be good to make sure people are moving
> away from the defaults as an informed choice.
> Best,
> jzb
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