Why was it required to fork Mutter instead of collaborating with GNOME?

Asked by Niklas Rosenqvist on 2012-06-05

Hi! I would like to know why it was necessary to fork Mutter instead of collaborating with GNOME? Please provide a detailed answer so I can understand the situation. Thank you!

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Gala Edit question
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Daniel Fore
Solved:
2012-06-06
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2012-06-06
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2012-06-06
Best Daniel Fore (danrabbit) said : #1

Gala is a window manager built on top of libMutter. It is not a fork of Mutter or GNOME Shell itself. This allows us to build a Window Manager and Shell that uses our design language, default shortcuts, and custom animations that would not align with GNOME's goals of a window manager for GNOME Shell.

Ok, thats a decision i can support. Good solution! :) I wish you the best of luck!

Thanks Daniel Fore, that solved my question.