New control center shell

The new control center shell (from Novell’s SLAB) is now on for GNOME 2.17.

As you can see in the dialog, it looks a bit ugly, not only because of the missing icons (my setup’s fault), but because there is only one category (“Preferences”). So, next step, categorize the capplets.

BTW, I couldn’t get CVSROOT/modules from GNOME CVS, so until I fix it, you’ll have to download by hand slab/libslab and put that libslab directory into gnome-control-center source tree.

6 Responses to “New control center shell”

  1. thebluesgnr says:

    That’s great. Will it be in the default menu in 2.18? (the current shell isn’t used at all unless you run the command manually).

  2. Anonymous says:

    Gotta love GNOME. Spend ages getting rid of the control center shell from 1.x because users hated it, so now we go and put it back.

  3. Diego says:

    Is there a good reason why it’s called “control center” (sounds like a scifi movie) instead of “system preferences” (like apple does IIRC), other than windows uses it?

  4. Stuart Hood says:

    How will this change the system menu? As you categorize the applets, will they be placed into submenus in the Preferences and Administration menus as well? That would be a bad idea IMO (too many sub-menus), so either they need to stay uncategorized in the System menu, or maybe they could stay in one menu, and be seperated by category headers.