As briefly discussed in the Ubuntu desktop team meeting, we believe that maintaining extensions that are not under the direct responsability of the Desktop team and that are published and (meant to be) updated via e.g.o it does not add any value to ubuntu, but can only create more breakage as in the recent dash-to-panel case.
Given this, we propose to:
- Remove all the
gnome-shell-extension-*packages that are in Universe
- Stop auto-sync for them all
If community wants to maintain some of them it’s fine, but we need to have some clear statement clarifying that such support will be maintained for the whole LTS time, or we won’t be able to accept them anyways.
As per this, would be nice to have the release team opinion on such proposal.