Re: Gnome 3 Extensions/Themes Website?

On Fri, 2011-06-10 at 11:25 +0100, Allan Day wrote:
> Jasper St. Pierre wrote:
> > Welp, I was going to have a thread announcing my work on this, but I
> > guess I'll just hijack this one.
> I knew this was on the cards but I have to say that I am surprised that
> it is actually being pursued in this form.
> Facilitating the unrestricted use of extensions and themes by end users
> seems contrary to the central tenets of the GNOME 3 design. We've fought
> long and hard to give GNOME 3 a consistent visual appearance, to make it
> synonymous with a single user experience and to ensure that that
> experience is of a consistently high quality. A general purpose
> extensions and themes distribution system seems to threaten much of
> that.

One particular issue is the ability for users to modify the top bar via
extensions. This part of the UI is vital for giving GNOME 3 a
distinctive visual appearance. If we do have extensions, I would very
much like to see the top bar made out of bounds for extension writers,
therefore. We have to have at least *something* that remains consistent.

IRC: aday on

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