Re: - Public Alpha Now Available

You need to create a zip file.

On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 5:29 AM, Gabriel Rossetti
<gabriel rossetti trafigura com> wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: gnome-shell-list-bounces gnome org [mailto:gnome-shell-list-bounces gnome org] On Behalf Of Jasper St. Pierre
> Sent: 01 December 2011 22:17
> To: gnome-shell-list; desktop-devel-list gnome org; gnome-announce-list gnome org
> Subject: - Public Alpha Now Available
> 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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> gnome-shell-list gnome org
> Hi, I looked at the extensions on it and they point to the author's homepage, but when I try to add my extension it asks for a zip file, how can I just add my github link and a screenshot?
> Thanks,
> Gabriel
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