On Sat, 2011-07-30 at 02:23 -0400, Jon Masters wrote:
David: on the subject of your followup...my advice, by the way, is
life is too short to continue to try to explain why GNOME Shell is
unusable for folks like you and I. I'd just switch to XFCE and be done
with it. My machines are a lot happier for having made the switch :)
I'm not really interested in explaining why GNOME Shell is unusable.
It's not about explanations anyway; they *want* it to be unusable¹.
Besides, I'm content enough with GNOME Shell as long as we have
gnome-shell-frippery. My only issue right now is that it's not packaged
in a Fedora repository, so I don't have the expectation that it'll be
kept up to date and in sync with Fedora's gnome-shell, and that it'll be
updated when I connect to a decent wired network and run 'yum update'.
That is the subject of this thread; I'm not interested in the
meta-discussion, which is why I was so short in response to the
"upstream wants..." interjection.
¹ Unusable for me. As measured objectively by me actually trying to use it.