I initially discovered clearlinux as a good way to try clear containers
with kubernetes, etc. and it's been great for that. As it turns the combo
of cloud bundles makes it an ideal desktop for me. I usually need the
latest version of cloud native tools and having a matching set on my laptop
as well as my servers is nice. I am not sure if I'm an edge case yet or
I've been exploring a few ways to use GNOME extensions on my client
machines for quality-of-life and thought I'd share some thoughts.
has the index of extensions. Installation of
the extension for Firefox works, but there's a connector, which
builds fine but I can't seem to get it to work.
Another method is just building an extension locally. This tends to be hit
or miss, some of them are well documented and build easily, while some are
just dumped onto github.
In the latest Fedora Atomic I noticed that they had the GNOME extensions
just listed in a section of gnome-software, which means I didn't need to
bother with a browser extension or connector shim. Then I was thinking, if
you have that, you might as well include flathub.org
gnome-software/flatpak as well and then that probably is a rabbit hole
towards a generic distribution so I'm not sure if that level of integration
is a goal for clearlinux.
So are people generally happy with the vanilla gnome experience or is
anyone else also building and playing around with extensions? The idea
being is if I can just get a few UI niggles out of the way with extensions
then I can just use the same distro across everything and not have version
drift. Thanks for your time!