[CentOS-devel] Centos 7 VS Gnome 3

Thu Mar 13 14:50:00 UTC 2014
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 9:44 AM, Paul W. Frields <pfrields at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 10:45:33PM -0500, Joe Brockmeier 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.
>> 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.
> GNOME Classic is a set of extensions on top of GNOME 3.  However, AIUI
> GNOME 3 doesn't require 3D hardware because there is an llvmpipe
> backend that will do software rendering on machines without capable
> hardware.  Performance may be encumbered in that case with a slower
> CPU, but should still work.

A session won't even start up under x2go.   Maybe it has to check real
hardware before deciding how to handle 3d.   Does anyone know if it
works with vnc/Xnest or other virtual-buffer scenarios?   Anyone
working on freenx?

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com