GNOME Shell is an open source GNOME project that offers a modern and attractive user interface for the controversial GNOME desktop environment.
GNOME Shell is in charge or everything you do on your GNOME desktop, including launching of applications, visual effects, contacts management, system notifications, etc.
GNOME Shell is comprised of a desktop manager, a panel, an overview mode, switching windows. It acts as a compositing manager for the GNOME desktop, displaying application windows and various other UI objects.
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- Lower Mutter requirement to not end up without Wayland support.