Re: - Public Alpha Now Available

On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 5:41 PM, Jasper St. Pierre <jstpierre mecheye net> wrote:
There is no single sign on at the moment. Vinnicus Depizzol's study
mentioned that users would like a single sign on, and I'm all for
integrating with it once it appears.

This seems to be something we could add to "online accounts" I think as a service.

On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 8:24 PM, Frederic Muller <fredm gnome org> wrote:
> Hi!
> Very nice site. Is the login integrated with the GNOME wiki accounts, or do
> we need to maintain a different user/password combination?
> Thanks.
> Fred
> On 12/02/2011 05:16 AM, Jasper St. Pierre wrote:
>> We're happy to announce that is now in
>> public alpha testing at:
>> If you have GNOME Shell 3.2 on your system, you should be able to
>> install extensions from the website via your browser. This uses the
>> "GNOME Shell Integration" browser plugin which is likely already
>> installed on your system if you have GNOME 3.2. The plugin only works
>> with Firefox currently - see "Known Bugs" below.
>> We've seeded the site with a small set of extensions, including
>> the extensions from gnome-shell-extensions. If you are the author
>> of an extension that has been uploaded, and you want to take over
>> uploading future releases, please contact us, and we'll get you
>> access.
>> The set of extensions on the site is still small compared to the total
>> number of extensions available. We expect more extensions to be
>> available over the next few weeks as authors upload them and they
>> are reviewed.
>> About GNOME Shell Extensions
>> ============================
>> GNOME Shell extensions are small pieces of code written by third party
>> developers that modify the way GNOME works. (If you are familiar with
>> Chrome Extensions or Firefox Addons, GNOME Shell extensions are
>> similar to them.)
>> Since extensions are created outside of the normal GNOME design and
>> development process, they are are supported by their authors, rather
>> than by the GNOME community.
>> Extensions provide a way to prototype out new possible features for
>> future versions of GNOME, and for advanced users to make
>> customizations in ways that aren't necessarily compatible with the
>> overall design vision of GNOME, but are still cool and useful to
>> a subset of users.
>> Since extensions become part of the core operating system, they need
>> to be checked for potential security problems. Extensions uploaded
>> to go through code review before they are
>> made available for download. More information can be found at
>> Known Bugs and Problems
>> =======================
>> * There are some bugs that currently cause the browser plugin to
>>   not work correctly in WebKit-based browsers like Epiphany
>>   or Chrome. We will fix these bugs in subsequent releases of
>>   GNOME Shell, but for now using Firefox to access
>> is advised.
>> * Extensions that use GSettings to store user settings cannot be
>>   currently installed as a user; this limitation will be fixed
>>   for GNOME 3.4. In the mean time, extension authors should
>>   avoid the use of GSettings if they want to make their extension
>>   available via
>> * Due to a bug in GNOME Shell 3.2.1 code, the uninstall button
>>   will not work for some extensions. Disabling extensions still
>>   works, but if you want to remove an extension entirely, you'll
>>   need to manually delete it from ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions.
>> Reporting Problems
>> ==================
>> If you find problems with the site, please file them in
>> against the '' component
>> of the website product.
>> Problems with individual extensions should be reported using
>> the "Help! It didn't work!" link on the extension's page.
>> Thanks to everybody that made this happen!
>> --
>>   Jasper St. Pierre
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