This is a task just to indicate that a GNOME 3.30 stack upgrade is planned (current release is 3.30.1). I am not planning on upgrading our GNOME stack until after Solus 4. Budgie 10.5 will not feature libmutter-3 support but rather this support will come in Budgie 10.5.1, where we will properly support both libmutter-2 and libmutter-3.
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?
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.
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...
I saw that the ubuntu budgie project has been looking at the possibility of using this in place of nautilus for desktop icon support:
haven't tried it myself though