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Update to GNOME 3.32.x Stack
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This is a task just to indicate that a GNOME 3.32 stack upgrade is planned. Alongside this upgrade, the release of Budgie 10.5.1 will occur to support GNOME 3.30.x and GNOME 3.32.x.

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JoshStrobl triaged this task as Wishlist priority.Sep 26 2018, 7:43 AM
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Vistaus added a subscriber: Vistaus.EditedSep 27 2018, 10:53 AM

And when will Solus 4 see the light of day? In the very near future, I assume, based on the fact that you're targeting GNOME 3.30 rather than 3.32 (which would be a more likely candidate if Solus 4's release were to happen months from now)? I know you guys don't really give us exact dates, but what timeframe? 2-4 months from now or something?

We also don't give timeframes.

Jacalz added a subscriber: Jacalz.Sep 30 2018, 6:51 AM

Regarding the stack upgrade and those before it, would it be possible to use a new Nautilus version and add a patch that reverts the commit that removed desktop icons?

I'm not willing to commit to a yes or no on that until I actually review the state of Nautilus, the literal git history for removing support, and thus the viability for adding it back in.

It seems this functionality is back with gnome 3.30 (see here). So this review may not be necessary.

Jacalz added a comment.EditedSep 30 2018, 11:34 AM

I don’t think that’s the case, the article just outlines the gnome shell extension that is in place for the desktop icons if I understand it correctly. That extension hasn’t even been updated with support for 3.30 so it’s useless after the stack upgrade...

Jacalz added a comment.EditedSep 30 2018, 2:14 PM

I had a look at the git history and I think that it’s just one or two commits that needs to be reverted to get the desktop icons back, but don’t quote me on that fully @JoshStrobl

bwat47 added a subscriber: bwat47.EditedDec 16 2018, 2:02 AM

I saw that the ubuntu budgie project has been looking at the possibility of using this in place of nautilus for desktop icon support:

https://github.com/spheras/desktopfolder

https://discourse.ubuntubudgie.org/t/help-test-the-active-desktop-for-19-04/1203

haven't tried it myself though

That isn't relevant to us. We're holding back Nautilus, because we're actually able to (by virtue of having control over the stack).

Jacek added a subscriber: Jacek.Mar 2 2019, 9:58 PM

Is T7481 up for grabs? I could take it.

K4rlos added a subscriber: K4rlos.Mar 17 2019, 7:53 PM

Shouldn't Gnome Stack be upgraded to 3.32.x now!

No. Gnome stack 3.32 may require some changes in budgie. As such, it will land later in the repository (see The Roadmap)

So when can we expect stack 3.30 ?

When JoshStrobl is back from his well deserved vacations

Good to hear that he enjoys vacations, it's essential.
Thanks for the info

JoshStrobl renamed this task from Update to GNOME 3.30.x Stack to Update to GNOME 3.32.x Stack.Mar 31 2019, 4:38 PM
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JoshStrobl changed the task status from Open to In Progress.Apr 17 2019, 10:47 PM

Started this last Saturday, further work yesterday. More in the morning. Hoping on landing it on Sunday or Monday in unstable, deferring next week's Friday sync to following week.

JoshStrobl closed this task as Resolved.Apr 25 2019, 2:35 AM

Feedback should go to T7902