Re: Fallback mode is going away - what now ?

On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 5:27 AM, Andre Klapper <ak-47 gmx net> wrote:
On Wed, 2012-11-21 at 08:17 -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> So, what to do ? Thankfully, we have a pretty awesome extension
> mechanism in gnome-shell (, and there are a ton
> of extensions out there which allow users to tweak gnome-shell in all
> kinds of ways. This also includes extensions which bring back many of
> the aforementioned 'classic' UX elements. The downsides of extensions
> are that (a) there is no guarantee that they will work with a new
> shell release - you often have to wait for your favourite extension to
> be ported and (b) there's so many of them, which often do very similar
> things - choice is always hard.

Just throwing in questions on minimizing the problem of updates breaking
gnome-shell extensions, obviously:

Can we make testing beta versions (and porting extensions to the next
major version of GNOME) more attractive / easier for extension authors?
Have Shell maintainers published info on "Code changes which may affect
extensions" in the past? Putting this into the release notes feels a bit
too late.

Yes, you need daily images or some way to make images so that you can grab them off of or something and then test it.  I've been looking at this from a sysadmin perspective.  What walters want will take some time though as we need to do some clean up.

Of course, I think that would mean that we will be a lot more conservative about build breakages.  But that's a discussion for another time.

Andre Klapper  |  ak-47 gmx net

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