On Sat, 2011-12-24 at 16:30 +0100, Carlos E. R. wrote:
I have often, over the years, asked questions about how to do things in
gnome, and more often than not, they go unanswered. Do we have to
aggressively rant in the wrong list to get explanations on how to do
things, to get the help I need?
Point valid that this has been a problem over the years, although I must
say when I visit the #opensuse-gnome freenode channel at a well-timed
hour, I usually get fairly good replies back. The last few days alone
have been extremely helpful (thank goodness, because it is the holiday
season and I was worried no one would be around, hehe.)
To be sure, there really isn't a plethora of GNOME users who can be on
stand-by to answer general support questions in the openSUSE mediums.
But I do wonder if that's really a bad thing. If we have a
question/issue about the GNOME desktop, shouldn't we be going over to
the GNOME Foundation's mediums? Except for very specific
openSUSE-implementation aspects of GNOME, the general experience is the
same across distros and you'd get a wider audience to hear/answer your
By the way, I wanted to go back to an earlier issue you mentioned. You
stated that you didn't want to install extensions for GNOME unless they
could be zyppered in. Turns out, many (but not all) of the extensions
are in fact available via Zypper (as I found out last night) and in fact
installing extensions even from the web browser is ridiculously simple.
Just click on the "on/off" button in your browser next to the extension
and it will automatically install for you. Couldn't be easier!
(Thanks to Richard Brown for pointing this out.)
And indeed there's an extension to give you notifications called
EvilStatusIcon. I installed it but haven't configured it yet, but seems
its popular out there to do exactly what you wanted.
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