Draft Product Description for Fedora Workstation

Matthew Miller mattdm at fedoraproject.org
Mon Nov 4 15:58:21 UTC 2013

On Mon, Nov 04, 2013 at 12:18:16PM +0100, Florian Müllner wrote:
> > GNOME decided to break it all the time (can't even get extensions work
> > from one gnome-shell version to the next one and no gracefully disabling
> > is still functional breakage).
> So what do you suggest? We can either
> (1) restrict the functionality extension can provide (e.g. "add an icon
> with a menu to the top bar" - of course that'd mean no alternate-tab,
> shell-shape, alternative-status-menu etc.)
> (2) cease development of gnome-shell

I think there's probably a third way. It used to be that Firefox extensions
broke with every update, but now that really rarely happens. That's partly
because the base program has kind of stablized, but also because there's a
nice developer ecosystem, with good supporting documentation and tons of
tutorials. I think it's important to grow that for Gnome Shell, with good
communication about migrating extensions as new versions come out.

Matthew Miller  ☁☁☁  Fedora Cloud Architect  ☁☁☁  <mattdm at fedoraproject.org>

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