On Thu, 2012-12-27 at 21:09 -0800, Roger Luedecke wrote:
Sounds sensible to me. Quite frankly, extensions are in my opinion one of the killer features of GNome 3. I think we should even use extensions more liberally, breaking with mainstream... it is our prerogative as a distribution after all. But, not being able to suspend would be a very large peeve for me. I've gotten behind Gnome 3 from having been a KDE zealot for some time, and this design choice along with removing the High Contrast accessibility theme are rather foolish decisions in my opinion.
You're actually referring to the High Contrast Inverse theme. High Contrast still exists. The general thinking is that using magnifier's inversion feature is an adequate replacement for the Inverse functionality as it was said to be too much work to tweak the Inverse theme. I'm not sure I understand why though, as it was working perfectly fine for me for years. The removal of Inverse has essentially made 3.6 wholly inaccessible for me and I don't use it. I'm sad to see upstream doesn't see the value despite my attempts several times to point out my issues and find out why they felt it was worth dropping.
I'm a little worried to be honest. Either I'll have to look elsewhere at other desktops or stop using Linux altogether if Inverse is to be permanently removed. Obviously 12.3 won't be released with GNOME 3.4, so I have no idea what will happen then for me.
I wish I knew enough that I could jump in and help tweak Inverse. But if the hard-core heavy duty experts are saying its too much work, then I don't stand a chance. :-)