Gnome Shell

Chuck Anderson cra at WPI.EDU
Fri Jan 28 14:20:28 UTC 2011

On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 02:18:00PM +0100, drago01 wrote:
> 2011/1/28 "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" <johannbg at>:
> > On 01/28/2011 11:40 AM, drago01 wrote:
> >> Stuff like this is supposed to be done via extensions (similar to
> >> firefox extension), there is a system monitor extension in the
> >> gnome-shell-extensions git repo.
> >
> > Like the idea of extensions however not seeing system monitor extension
> > here..
> >
> >
> Seems like the patch has not landed yet see
> > And Gnome Shell extension need to be click able to install and or
> > searchable through some configuration front end to Gnome Shell like when
> > you install wordpress plugins or choose and Add on in Firefox
> >
> > Making novice end users go through hops like this "./
> > --prefix=$HOME/.local --enable-extensions="one two three" make install"
> > will never make "Extensions" reach it full potentials..
> Sure we are not there yet and I don't expect the extension experience
> to be at that level for 3.0 (i.e 3.2 material).

If we are not there yet, then why don't we wait until F16 for Gnome 
3/Gnome Shell?  I see this as being exactly the same as the situation 
was with systemd--it wasn't polished in time for F14, so it had to 
wait until F15.  Why should Gnome be any different?  Why should the 
users have to put up with a half-baked user experience for F15?

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