Hey GNOME users!
There is sadly no way we can postpone this much longer, GNOME extensions are broken yet again by the new release so they had to be removed. For the people who dont know whats going on, its not the first time that this happened.. last year it was quite the same:
The new release, GNOME 40 was said to enhance extension support but hey, almost everything broken again But why do they break you might ask yourself? I think this discussion explains it better than I could:
Symptoms look like this:
Until now I thought we could keep supporting a full featured GNOME spin but after the situation being EXACTLY the same as last time I have to admit that its simply not possible. Not with that user count we have these days. There might be some people (including me) who can bear with the situation and use GNOME without extensions until they are updated but I feel that most people are going to be annoyed and start trashtalking because their experience was not flawless. And I can understand that!
So what does it mean for Garuda GNOME?
- After updating garuda-gnome-settings to 1.1.1, all extensions are removed, presenting a rather default GNOME look.
- Extensions are not coming back this time to prevent frustrating situations like these
- Garuda GNOME will still be an option for those who love GNOME but it wont be heavily customized like before. Users can then customize their installation on their own - hopefully keeping in mind that situation for major GNOME updates.
- An iso refresh is happening today to have the updated settings package + no more signature errors on updating
I think thats it for now. Im feel sorry for those who are affected by this but there is sadly nothing we can do to change that.