i think this requires collaboration from several gnome project mainly the gnome shell, libadwaita, and gnome design. it best to be shipped by main developers to be discoursed and acknowledged first, so every developer gets the idea and can conform with it.
what we can do is just ask them politely and be thankful that they created our beloved GNOME in the first place.
some new draft initial commit has been made. thanks to sir Florian Müllner .
hopefuly they will advance this further.
looks there many component changed to make light shell variant fully integrated and user ready as apposed (to what i think) to just shoved the alternative theme into something like gnome-tweaks. but thats are better.
because im happy here is join the light side joke bonus.
do you prefer and willing to sacrifice some parts of usability to get consistent full light theme variant or do you prefer the other way ? now this is your chance to give your voice (these also will be used as reference for later dev discussion).
isn’t consistency is a part of usability itself ? imagine having white apps with other dark only apps then now there is other apps want to have its own titlebar color (metadata cleaner flathub) and there is app who doesn’t care at all (mpv). full dark or full white are fine, mixed is the weird one.
This isn’t about sacrificing usability it’s about improving it through consistency and improving accessibility also.
As others have pointed out the accessibility needs of some are simple: light mode during the day/when the environment is light, dark mode during the night/when the environment is dark.
These are valid use cases.
“Mixed mode” is an inconsistent expression of personal taste. If we were to carry the only design justification I’ve heard of mixed mode (that the shell must contrast with apps to separate the two and keep focus on the apps) consistently to dark mode then the shell should be light in dark mode.
Please implement consistency and support the use case of automatically switching from light to dark mode by time of day (auto set to sunset but configurable by the person.)
thanks @aralbalkan i think your answer are the complete approriate wording i’ve been searching for.
im not very skilled as spokesperson myself , perhaps it just best for me to tell with images (i hope fedora admin wouldnt be mad with me flooding their server regulary with images. but i keep my best to include high quality, fun and reasonable infographic) .