Clem has posted in this very topic that these shell extensions are problematic:
Which is why his goal with Cinnamon is to:The user experience the Gnome team is trying to create isn't the one we're interested in providing to our users. There are core features and components we absolutely need, and because they're not there in Gnome Shell, we had to add them using extensions with MGSE. The extension system in Gnome Shell is handy but core parts of a desktop need to be able to communicate with each others and be integrated properly.
Torvalds made headlines when he basically dismissed Gnome3 as unusable. Then a while later they quoted him as changing his mind:As a distribution we're also guaranteeing we can provide a desktop which implements the vision we have for Linux Mint. And finally, we can add much more many features, integrate our own technology into the desktop itself and do all of this cleanly as opposed to using patches and hacks.
But like many news reports today they never published his full comments: https://plus.google.com/102150693225130 ... TLyn7dqYoRHey, with gnome-tweak-tool and the dock extension, gnome-3.2 is starting to look almost usable.
It would seem to me that these two gentlemen are in agreement at some level.Hey, with gnome-tweak-tool and the dock extension, gnome-3.2 is starting to look almost usable.
Now I just hope those things become part of the standard gnome shell setup and made available in the regular "system config" thing rather than hidden off. Sure, make them default to off if you want that "clean default", but make them easy to find and part of the standard install.
Or would that be too close to "Ok, we admit we were wong" and thus not politically acceptable?