Oh well! wrote:As a result, selecting Gnome Classic is likely to cease to become an option far sooner than Gnome 3 with the MGSE makeover.
I fully understand that Gnome 2.x is now a dead end, but I think you're misunderstanding me .. the "Gnome (Classic)" option in Ubuntu 11.10 isn't GNOME 2.x at all, but sat on top of GNOME 3.
does the same things that the Mint blog posting suggests MGSE does.
eg. menu's at the top left, 2 panels, windows listed on bottom panel, system tray in the panel, etc.
This is *not* the same as "Ubuntu (Classic)" in Natty, which *was* Gnome 2.x .. this is Gnome 3 behaving like Gnome 2.x, something that *already* exists in Ubuntu 11.10/GNOME 3, so what are Mint really doing that's different ?
I'm sorry, but to me this smacks of Mint backing out of their suggested commitment to continue to use GNOME 2.x, and claiming something that already exists (all be it un-mint-ified) as their justification.
I must add, that at this point I'm going by the blog description, and have no personal experience of the Mint Gnome Shell Extension.