Considering GNOME 3.12 as an F20 update

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Thu Apr 3 15:28:28 UTC 2014

On Thu, Apr 03, 2014 at 04:23:02PM +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > One option we could look into would be for GNOME to set this option on
> > by default for a month or so to give extension authors time to catch
> > up while not breaking any user extension that works unmodified.
> My understanding was that there was no mechanism for automatically 
> updating extensions at present.

Hmmm, yeah; I'm fairly diligent about going to the and clicking the update button.

I can see the reservations with doing this automatically. Is an "upgrade
helper" app of some sort a good idea?

For the future, maybe we need to look at shipping more of these as RPMs. I
know RPMs are not the General Statement for the Future Of Distros, but it is
an existing mechanism we have for solving basically this exact problem.

Matthew Miller    --   Fedora Project    --    <mattdm at>
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