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Re: [opensuse-gnome] GNOME:STABLE:3.0 repository is now available for openSUSE 11.4
On Mon, 2011-04-25 at 09:47 -0300, Marco Calistri wrote:
On Sat 23 Apr 2011 at 16:18:14 (-0300 UTC) Nelson Marques wrote:
Hi Marco,

Try: zypper in gnome-tweak-tool
and run it :)

I would consider to add this package to the default GNOME3 pattern,
since the demand for this package seems to be very high (I know it's
not a part of the default GNOME3 release, but the demand justifies


On Sat, Apr 23, 2011 at 7:00 PM, Marco Calistri
<marco.calistri@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Il giorno gio, 21/04/2011 alle 19.07 +0200, Frederic Crozat ha scritto:
Hi everyone,

the wait is over, openSUSE GNOME team is pleased to announce
GNOME:STABLE:3.0 repository is now open and can be used (but you must be
running openSUSE 11.4).

Everything is explained at
including :
* how to install GNOME 3 using 1-click install (or zypper )
* how to switch from my previous repository (home:fcrozat:gnome3, which
will be soon phased out) to the new repository. This is important to
continue receiving updates, for instance, if you installed live image on
your system.

Enjoy !

(For bug reports, please file a bug against openSUSE 11.4 and put
[gnome3] in the summary of the bug)
Frederic Crozat <fcrozat@xxxxxxxxxx>

First of all I would like to express my acknowledgement to you and other
involved Devs which have permitted to test and using Gnome3.

I did the upgrade on my 11.4 64bit and everything appears nice and
really different respect to Gnome2 series.

One of the first "lack" we can notice is the total or very limited
availability to set options on Desktop behaviour, as Fonts, Icons,
windows, apps, and so on.

I like to "hack" such kind of things despite I'm not a coder but just a
simple user so I fall in some Gnome-Shell customizations but that where
designed especially for Fedora.

In any case I have been able to reduce the icon size (the default ones
are honestly too big) for the apps showing into the main window and to
set a different window dimensions (title, borders) for apps by modifying
some lines inside:


1 <distance name="left_width" value="3" />
2 <distance name="right_width" value="3" />
3 <distance name="bottom_height" value="5" />
4 <distance name="title_vertical_pad" value="8"/>



01 .icon-grid {
02 spacing: 18px; /* was 36px */
03 -shell-grid-item-size: 35px; /* was 70px */
04 }
06 .all-app .icon-grid {
07 -shell-grid-item-size: 59px; /* was 118px */
08 }.
10 all-app .overview-icon {
11 icon-size: 48px; /* was 96px */
12 }

Read more:

But the left border icons group have been not affected by these
modifications and they continue to be very big, so I would like how to
modify the code in order to reduce their dimensions.

I've also installed gnome-tweak-tool and I understood almost all the
menu in order to change some of the behaviours of the shell, but I did
not understand how to activate the field shell theme customization which
in my case rest disabled with the message "User theme extension not


Marco Calistri (amdturion)
opensuse 11.4 Celadon - Linux x86_64
AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technology MK-36 - GeForce Go 6150
Gnome 3.0

Olá Nelson,

If you read to the bottom of my message, you can see that I've already
installed gnome-tweak-tool but the version currently available (the
Factory version too) doesn't allows to change shell Theme.



P.S. Changing completely topic:

I think Evolution 3.0 should gain more plugin than the default available
currently: the old "evolution-remove-duplicates", for example, would be
very useful indeed and my attempt to compile and install the 0.0.4
tar.gz version has failed at first attempt!

remove-duplicate plugin [1] has been integrated in main source code of
Evolution 3.0 so you don't need plugin any more.



Marco Calistri
At most only a tiny set of policies have been studied with even moderate
-- George J. Stigler, Nobel Laureate in Economics

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