Couple of days ago was the announcement from Matthias Clasen about the drop of Fallback Mode from Gnome 3.8, and today Bastian Nocera removed the Fallback Switch from Gnome Control Center.
Changes will follow in Gnome Session, GDM, Gnome-Settings-Daemon etc, and Metacity, Gnome-Panel, Notification-Daemon etc might be dropped also.
There are several other improvements in GCC in the last few days regarding mostly Bluetooth and Networks settings (all by Nocera) and also Jeremy Bicha added a handy F1 accelerator to open Help.
I guess none here has ever used help (including me), but in any case is useful to lots of people.
In a quick look in Yelp
- Fast Navigation and Search with Auto Complete
- Help Entities are small, detailed and easily understandable
- Provides some interested hints beyond Gnome Use
- Supports similar and recommended links.
- Looking for Backgrounds works, looking for Wallpapers doesn’t. Isn’t the best search for a Help tool
- Entities are small, but too many ..you have to check lots of them for the same purpose
- Images are completely missing. Some people understand better with “visual” examples
- Some data are outdated and referring to older Gnome Versions. This isn’t really an issue but it looks bad.
- Help is missing lots of alternative ways to use your system.
Overall Gnome Help is clean, fast and tidy. It isn’t like this mess in Windows, but surely could be better.
Update: Some early mockups for a new Gnome Help App, simply called Help. This is very early work from Jon McCann