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On 2011-12-24 17:18, Bryen M Yunashko wrote:
On Sat, 2011-12-24 at 16:30 +0100, Carlos E. R.
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.)
I've never used such a channel, do not even know how. I prefer email
or nntp (the opensuse forums can be used via nntp), things that do not
need an immediate response and work through time-zones.
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.)
I still do not know what an extension is... the help page does not
say, or I did not find. And the link I saw listed extensions, but not
what an extension is. Now I have time to search, but no internet. I
don't know when this email will be sent. See? Not everybody has
And indeed there's an extension to give you
EvilStatusIcon. I installed it but haven't configured it yet, but seems
its popular out there to do exactly what you wanted.
I'l have to look at it - after I figure what an extension is and how
one uses them.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" GM (Minas Tirith))
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