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Bug 770887 - data: Swap default for 'disable-extension-version-check' setting
data: Swap default for 'disable-extension-version-check' setting
Product: gnome-shell
Classification: Core
Component: general
Other All
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: gnome-shell-maint
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-09-05 10:49 UTC by Florian Müllner
Modified: 2016-09-09 21:56 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

data: Swap default for 'disable-extension-version-check' setting (1.73 KB, patch)
2016-09-05 10:50 UTC, Florian Müllner
committed Details | Review

Description Florian Müllner 2016-09-05 10:49:57 UTC
See patch.
Comment 1 Florian Müllner 2016-09-05 10:50:06 UTC
Created attachment 334782 [details] [review]
data: Swap default for 'disable-extension-version-check' setting

Nowadays, the user interface has mostly stabilized with most changes
happening under the hood. As a result, extensions written for previous
versions of GNOME Shell are very much expected to keep working on
updates, if it wasn't for the version check that requires a version
bump in the extension metadata. There has been a setting to disable
that check for a while, but it's existence isn't widely known (hence
the common perception that "everything breaks on updates"). While
there is still some risk that an out-of-date extension can be enabled
without error, but fails spectacularly later (where we cannot catch
the exception), it is reasonably small by now when compared to the
~95% of extensions that can be "unbroken", so swap the default value
to disable version checks by default.
Comment 2 Rui Matos 2016-09-09 10:27:35 UTC
Review of attachment 334782 [details] [review]:

sounds reasonable
Comment 3 Florian Müllner 2016-09-09 21:55:35 UTC
Attachment 334782 [details] pushed as 5e0e3ed - data: Swap default for 'disable-extension-version-check' setting