What is Mogwai?
To put it simply, it's a discussion/project/recipe for upgrading(?) Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) to unstable and installing Gnome 3.0 shell in it. If there is interest shown there might even be a custom iso available in the near future.
Click here for the latest recipe for Mogwai
How the name Mogwai was chosen: (Revised)
A few months ago I went searching for a name for another project. What I discovered was that in African culture gnome=gremlin, went searching for what they were called and came back with Mogwai. The name was used in the movie "Gremlins" & is probably Chinese in origin. For some reason I had it in my head the name was African but when it was checked recently no African link was found. Anyway, it's a cute name & we'll keep it. Trying to install Gnome 3.0 shell on Debian does unleash the gremlins, so the name fits it pretty well.
What is the best way to use the information in this thread?
If you're looking for info on how to install Gnome 3.0 shell on a Debian distro (including LMDE), start at the last post & work your way backwards. The ongoing chatter is the result of experimentation in attempt to streamline & simplify the process.
Download Linux Mint Debian
How to install GNOME 3 on Debian testing aka wheezy
Gnome3 for the experienced (FUN Stuff!!!)
Fix: Cannot install Remastersys on LMDE
Commands to get Debian tweaker script smxi:
(You need to use sudo or be in root terminal)
* I expanded the scope of my experimentation, quickest & easiest method (for me) was to start with a Debian net install.
cd /usr/local/bin && wget -Nc smxi.org/smxi.zip && unzip smxi.zip && smxi