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Feature #7311

Bug #7423: Have what we need included in Debian Jessie

Investigate using GNOME Shell for Jessie

Added by intrigeri almost 6 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
High
Assignee:
Category:
-
Target version:
Start date:
06/11/2014
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Feature Branch:
Type of work:
Research
Blueprint:
Starter:
No
Affected tool:

Description

We're discovering more and more GNOME Fallback bugs (e.g. #7249 and #7248). when migrating to Wheezy. My experience with GNOME Flashback on sid does not indicate that things are getting any better, which is unsurprising considering basically nobody is interested in actively maintaining this code (the Debian GNOME team said they would, for Jessie, but I guess they're busy with other priorities).

One alternative we should consider for Tails/Jessie is to use the GNOME Shell "Classic" mode, which is basically GNOME Shell, looking mostly like GNOME3 Fallback.

Of course, it requires hardware that can run GNOME Shell. This is supposed to be a mostly solved problem for VMs (thanks to the Cirrus and QXL KMS drivers), and for older hardware as long as enough CPU power is available (LLVMpipe), but we should check that it would indeed be a credible solution, while Jessie is still being developed.


Subtasks

Feature #7564: Try GNOME Shell in Jessie or sid with llvmpipe in libvirt/qemuResolvedalant

Feature #7566: Try GNOME Shell in a Jessie or sid VirtualBox VMResolvedanonym

Feature #7394: Evaluate xserver-xorg-video-modesetting for KMS support in QEMU and othersResolved

Feature #7988: Try GNOME Shell in Jessie or sid on older hardwareResolvedintrigeri


Related issues

Related to Tails - Bug #6235: Ship disabled GNOME Shell Rejected
Related to Tails - Bug #10808: Consider disabling GNOME Shell graphical animations Resolved 12/31/2015
Blocks Tails - Feature #7557: Decide which flavour of GNOME Shell we want to use in Tails Jessie Resolved 07/11/2014 12/17/2014
Blocks Tails - Bug #7672: No mouse cursor in GNOME Resolved 10/02/2014
Blocks Tails - Bug #7898: Fix keyboard layout in GNOME session Resolved 09/14/2014

History

#1 Updated by intrigeri almost 6 years ago

  • Related to Bug #6235: Ship disabled GNOME Shell added

#2 Updated by intrigeri almost 6 years ago

  • Related to Feature #7394: Evaluate xserver-xorg-video-modesetting for KMS support in QEMU and others added

#3 Updated by intrigeri almost 6 years ago

  • Related to deleted (Feature #7394: Evaluate xserver-xorg-video-modesetting for KMS support in QEMU and others)

#4 Updated by intrigeri almost 6 years ago

  • Priority changed from Normal to High
  • Parent task set to #7423

Setting priority to be the same as other pre-Jessie-freeze tasks.

#5 Updated by intrigeri almost 6 years ago

  • Related to Feature #7394: Evaluate xserver-xorg-video-modesetting for KMS support in QEMU and others added

#6 Updated by alant over 5 years ago

  • Related to Feature #7557: Decide which flavour of GNOME Shell we want to use in Tails Jessie added

#7 Updated by intrigeri over 5 years ago

  • Subject changed from Investigate using GNOME Classic for Jessie to Investigate using GNOME Shell for Jessie

#8 Updated by intrigeri over 5 years ago

  • Related to deleted (Feature #7394: Evaluate xserver-xorg-video-modesetting for KMS support in QEMU and others)

#9 Updated by intrigeri over 5 years ago

  • Related to deleted (Feature #7557: Decide which flavour of GNOME Shell we want to use in Tails Jessie)

#10 Updated by intrigeri over 5 years ago

  • Blocks Feature #7557: Decide which flavour of GNOME Shell we want to use in Tails Jessie added

#11 Updated by intrigeri over 5 years ago

  • Blocks Bug #7672: No mouse cursor in GNOME added

#12 Updated by intrigeri over 5 years ago

  • Blocks Bug #7898: Fix keyboard layout in GNOME session added

#13 Updated by intrigeri over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Confirmed to Resolved

All tests were successful, so I'm declaring this investigation done, and will push my changes to feature/jessie that switch it to GNOME Classic.

#14 Updated by intrigeri over 4 years ago

  • Related to Bug #10808: Consider disabling GNOME Shell graphical animations added

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