GNOME Shell to support a "classic" mode
Posted Nov 21, 2012 19:20 UTC (Wed) by ebassi
In reply to: GNOME Shell to support a "classic" mode
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Of course Gnome has a better chance of pulling it off, since they can tweak the Gnome code to work better with extensions if they have to.
well, it's not a problem of access to the code - it's all open, after all, and we still respond well to patches from contributors. it's more an issue of constraint: Mint wants to be able to provide a specific user experience that includes being able to completely change itself in ways that are not under the original author's intents and designs. the GNOME shell extension team can achieve that because it has a smaller surface area, and can make decisions; obviously, this will lead to a series of shitstorms on web forums and mailing lists, with people saying that we "disenfranchise" users (whatever that may mean in the context of a free and open source project), but it's not like we aren't used to it by now.
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