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    Do all the existing shell extensions in Gnome 3.6 work in 3.8?

    I'm thinking about testing Gnome 3.8, but before I do, do all the existing shell extensions in 3.6 work in 3.8 as well, or do they all pretty much require upgrading?

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    Re: Q about Gnome 3.8...

    Short answer is "No".

    Some work, some don't. Some are flagged as requiring upgrading. And, there are some new extensions.

    It's all over the place...
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    Re: Q about Gnome 3.8...

    Thanks VinDSL,

    So is there somewhere that I can check which extensions work, which don't and what the new ones are before upgrading?
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    Re: Q about Gnome 3.8...

    Quote Originally Posted by Baldrick_NZ View Post
    Thanks VinDSL,

    So is there somewhere that I can check which extensions work, which don't and what the new ones are before upgrading?
    You're welcome.

    I don't know of any place(s) to check which extensions work, or not.
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    Re: Q about Gnome 3.8...

    Is it easily removed, if it doesn't work well for me, by purging the ppa and reverting to gnome 3.6?
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    Re: Q about Gnome 3.8...

    Quote Originally Posted by Baldrick_NZ View Post
    Is it easily removed, if it doesn't work well for me, by purging the ppa and reverting to gnome 3.6?
    You should be able to purge it, using ppa-purge, but no guarantees. Cavsfan had ppa-purge fail, if I remember correctly.

    Just make sure you know how to use ppa-purge before upgrading, and you should be able to downgrade to 3.6.

    If you have a problem remembering which ppa you used to install Gnome 3.8, you can try...

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    Re: Q about Gnome 3.8...

    Quote Originally Posted by Baldrick_NZ View Post
    Is it easily removed, if it doesn't work well for me, by purging the ppa and reverting to gnome 3.6?
    Code:
    ~❯ history | grep add-apt-repository
    ~❯ sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
    ~❯ sudo apt-get update
    Also you can check 3rd party ppa that you've added:

    Code:
    ~❯ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*
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    Re: Q about Gnome 3.8...

    Quote Originally Posted by Baldrick_NZ View Post
    So is there somewhere that I can check which extensions work, which don't and what the new ones are before upgrading?
    Except for the extensions included in the gnome-shell-extensions package, it doesn't look good yet.

    https://extensions.gnome.org/#shell_version=3.7.91 (Next week we'll see 3.7.92 too). It'll begin to look quite a bit better once 3.8 is released.

    If you change that URL to 3.7.90, there's several more choices but it's a bit more complicated to install since the version won't match what you'll have installed.

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    Re: Q about Gnome 3.8...

    Thanks Jeremy,
    So with regard to extensions, I'm prolly best to wait until 3.8 officially? I see there are only two extensions listed on the link you gave me.
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    Re: Q about Gnome 3.8...

    Quote Originally Posted by Baldrick_NZ View Post
    I see there are only two extensions listed on the link you gave me.
    This stuff changes all the time. That's the nature of testing!

    Here's the list, as of today (take with a grain of salt)...

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    vindsl@Zuul:~$ apt-cache policy gnome-shellgnome-shell:
      Installed: 3.7.92+git20130319.307004a4-0ubuntu1~13.04~ricotz0
      Candidate: 3.7.92+git20130319.307004a4-0ubuntu1~13.04~ricotz0
      Version table:
     *** 3.7.92+git20130319.307004a4-0ubuntu1~13.04~ricotz0 0
            500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ricotz/testing/ubuntu/ raring/main i386 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
         3.7.92-0ubuntu1~raring1 0
            500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/gnome3-team/gnome3/ubuntu/ raring/main i386 Packages
         3.6.3.1-0ubuntu4 0
            500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring/universe i386 Packages
            500 http://samaritan.ucmerced.edu/ubuntu/ raring/universe i386 Packages
         3.6.2-0ubuntu0.2 0
            500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-updates/universe i386 Packages
    vindsl@Zuul:~$

    Linkage: https://extensions.gnome.org/#shell_version=3.7.92 (20 extensions listed)

    I'll check "TopIcons" after I submit this post -- that's always a good...um... test.

    EDIT

    Nope! Flagged as needing updating.

    Tomorrow is a new day...
    Last edited by VinDSL; March 21st, 2013 at 04:02 AM. Reason: Addendum
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