RHEL 7 and Gnome extensions
Posted Jan 10, 2013 16:20 UTC (Thu) by tetley80
In reply to: RHEL 7 and Gnome extensions
Parent article: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 released
you seem to want arbitrary versions of software
No, that's not my intent.
It would be awfully nice for Gnome 3.whatever shipped in RHEL 7 not to rely on the online Gnome extensions site (which is always in flux [*]), and instead ship a stable set of extensions (as a package) that enable classic UI elements. This can be done for whatever version of Gnome chosen by RH.
[*] A quite probable use case scenario: user gets a RHEL 7 box with Gnome 3.n interface and is stumped/annoyed/etc due to the UI change. He/she finds a nice set of extensions on the Gnome extensions site to make the UI more "traditional". Fast forward 1 year, when the user wants to setup a RHEL 7 box for a friend, as it's great for xyz. The online extensions now require Gnome 3.n+2, and no longer work with Gnome 3.n. The friend is sh*t-out-of-luck and is highly displeased by being stuck with the weird interface in RHEL.
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