A few people commented on my blog after my last post, and asked me if I actually liked GNOME Shell. My last post wasn’t meant to be stinging criticism, more pointing out things that need to be addressed before we can call this the shell of GNOME 3.0. I’ve filed lots of bugzillas (some already fixed!) and I’m pleased to say that most of the issues I’ve brought up the developers seem keen on addressing. Owen has been working hard on the theming code, so hopefully I can get a less white-on-black theme for my little old eyes. Dan has been working on multi-monitor support, and it’s much better already. I do heartily recommend installing mutter and gnome-shell from gnome git, rather than using the distro built packages, as it’s all being implemented / fixed so quickly.
I do think I’ll be sticking with GNOME Shell, as it really is some cool stuff.