So, with approval from the release team and translation team, I
applied Ron Yorston’s patch to revert
Metacity’s focus behavior to what was found in Gnome 2.12. I know
many of you were up in arms about this, with some
even considering torture
(though not as severe as what my 3
year old demands). But it’s all better now, or at least will be
when I make a new release in a day or so (so that translators have time to update).
When I mentioned that I should be publically whipped for needing
permission to break multiple freezes so late in the cycle, Clytie
helpfully pointed out that it
could be a good fund-raiser for Gnome. While tempting, I have to
say that marketing and fund-raisers have never really been my thing.
For some odd reason, I think that this won’t be changing any time
gconftool-2 –set /apps/metacity/general/focus_new_windows –type string strict
Bonus points to the first person to extend gTweakUI to include this
option (and the raise-on-click/orthogonal-raise one).