-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 On 2011-12-24 17:18, Bryen M Yunashko wrote:
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.)
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 questions.
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 internet every-time-everywhere.
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.
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)) -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.16 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with SUSE - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/ iF4EAREIAAYFAk8BCKsACgkQja8UbcUWM1y67QD/QMu373hAj8R6/SVMQT5OMKD5 s0jSNyT+jsiw0y4YL7cA/1ft3ha4ZSQSYrmLm2gIDg92LSfZmEaiK2mY9JyEQnlB =+Zg5 -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- To unsubscribe, e-mail: email@example.com To contact the owner, email: firstname.lastname@example.org