Thanks. I am aware this is risky but it’s worth it.
On Gnome I have 20 extensions to make it decent. I strongly prefer to wait for the most essential of them to be compatible with v40 before upgrading. Or it will disrupt my entire workflow.
I will also wait for a new extension to bypass the session startup in the overview, I have no interest to start in the overview when no activities have been started, it’s yet another extra step for me (Gnome keeps getting in the way). I’ll want to get on the desktop instead, as before.
Your whole workflow will be interrupted anyway, as that is the main change Gnome developers did. Most likely also most of your extensions won’t be ported, as they might not be logical anymore on Gnome 40. Best thing is to get the latest Fedora ISO and give it a spin on your end.
I’ve considered other DEs, yes. I use Budgie/Gnome 50/50. I still need Gnome for now, and I don’t intend to change that in the short term.
I might boot back into Ubuntu (sticking to 3.38) if I really face dependency hell with holding these few packages on Manjaro, at least until the extension situation wrt v40 is sorted out.
And Fedora is the exact opposite of my philosophy. So I’d rather stick to Manjaro.
But let’s not digress too much. i don’t want to hijack the topic.
I will start by downgrading 2 levels from the unstable to the stable branch, this should already delay it somewhat.
For me Gnome is unusable without Dash to panel and Arch menu so I guess it’s gonna be a long wait. Doesn’t matter a lot though as I only have it on a separate partition for testing. Would take a lot to pull me away from KDE.
Yeah, I’m pretty amazed that in 2021 a Gnome version would ever be formally released without making sure that Dash to Dock or Panel is ready to go as well considering how critical an extension it is for what I am guessing is a majority of the Gnome ecosystem. Especially when they’ve been trumpeting better coordination with extension developers as a feature of Gnome 40:
Gnome: “We’re doing much better coordination with extension devs than the past…”
Community: "Great! So “Dash to” is ready to go?
Oh well. The inevitable extension breakage is absolutely the most painful part of using what is otherwise an excellent DE. The laptop gestures in Wayland are really excellent and essential.