Re: Where can I find detailed extension API changes of gnome-shell

Ok, but I suspect the problem is different: currently, the gnome shell
extensions, as they use monkey patching, must be manually revised, and,
as I understand it, that developer said that HE was tired of checking
code written by other people just to ensure that it didn't do something
nasty. But probably, if someone accepts to do that job, the site could
be revived.

Of course, this is still a problem and it should be fixed in next
revisions, by offering a stable and secure API that allows to create
extensions without needing to touch in every part of gnome.

On 14/05/15 22:21, Vadim wrote:
From: rastersoft <raster rastersoft com>

Unfortunately, the GS team expressed explicitly the lack of their
interest in further supporting of extensions, and it became more and
more difficult to develop, support and even submit extensions.

What? Can you post a link where they said that? I'm really surprised :O

It was in April 2014: the leading developer of GS said: "

OK, I should come out and say it instead of holding back for so long.

The extensions website is unmaintained. I am not working on it
anymore, and
I am not going to work on it. I'm not interested in supporting
infrastructure for shell extensions anymore.


The thing is that I worked really hard on my extension, to ensure its
usability and flexibility, which can be confirmed by the commitment
history. In fall of 2013 someone asked me to make it compatible to a
new and upcoming version of Fedora, which was not even in its beta. I
did it in a week or so, and submitted to Well,
it took more than 2 months for someone to even look at this
submission. At the time, the new version of Fedora was not only out of
beta but was released for a month or so.

During this waiting time, namely in December of 2013, I wrote several
emails to the team offering my personal help in reviewing extensions.
No reply. And then almost a half year after that I read the message I
quoted above. So, I just mentioned it. Again, I don't know how this
has changed.


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