GNOME Flashback 3.16/3.17 Lands In Debian/Ubuntu
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 22 July 2015 at 06:11 PM EDT. 4 Comments
The latest "GNOME Flashback" packages have landed within the Ubuntu Testing and Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" archives for those wishing to use this GNOME2-like session.

Dmitry Shachnev has shared that GNOME Flashback 3.16/3.17 is available in Debian testing and also within Ubuntu Wily. GNOME Panel and GNOME Applets 3.16.1 are present while the GNOME Flashback 3.17.2 and GNOME Metacity 3.17.2 releases are the development version towards GNOME 3.18.

A screenshot by Dmitry Shachnev of the GNOME Flashback experience.

While the new GNOME Flashback packages are in place for bleeding-edge Ubuntu users, those wishing to relive this classic experience are encouraged to help address a few remaining issues. In particular, the notification daemon needs GTK notification support, the libstatus-notifier isn't usable right now, and there's other items that need to be fixed up for the Flashback experience.

More details via Dmitry's blog.
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