I know there are quite some fans of Vanilla GNOME out there. When it was first announced that Ubuntu was reverting back to upstream GNOME, Canonical decided to add extensions and hold back on Nautilus in order to make the transition from Unity a bit more digestible.
With Cosmic Cuttlefish on the doorstep, and the Yaru theme set to become the default, I’m sure I’m not the only one wondering where all of this is going …
Are we still in the transition phase towards a vanilla GNOME experience, or are we going to have an adapted GNOME Shell from now on?
I’m curious to know what you personally think Ubuntu should evolve to. Suru Icon creator Sam Hewitt wrote in a blog post of 5 August that he thinks distros should stop wasting time on creating themes, but instead help the ecosystem grow, even if that implies a lack of (brand) theming options. I agree. There are options. What do you think Ubuntu should be? …
Thanks for your response!
- Keep a distinctive Ubuntu Session, with Yaru theme(s), extensions and adapted core apps (like Nautilus).
- Transition into a vanilla GNOME experience, but with Yaru theme(s).
- Transition into a vanilla GNOME experience, but with subtle colour branding (highlighting colours).
- Transition into a vanilla GNOME experience, with Adwaita theming and everything.