Gnome Shell Extension manager/framework planned?

Michael Wiktowy michael.wiktowy at gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 17:01:41 UTC 2011


On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 12:35 PM, Colin Walters <walters at verbum.org> wrote:
>> If this is under way, could extension makers be pointed towards it to
>> future-proof their extensions.
>
> I'm not sure what you mean by this.

Searching around now, it looks like Looking Glass (alt+f2 "lg")
already registers the extensions so maybe not much else needs to be
done in the extensions to take advantage of future enhancements to
extension management.

Also, wrt. yum as the existing manager for now, is there some policy
on one extension per package, package naming, configuration formats,
etc.? Right now, a lot of extensions are only available via
instructions to just git clone development trees right into your
extension directories which is bypassing a lot of review, auditing,
and sanity processes. Is there anyone shepherding these into sane and
consistent rpm packages?

/Mike


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