This was quicker than expected.
Gnome 3.0 and Shell hit SID only 3 weeks ago.
I have been running it since then.
There may be posts here viewtopic.php?f=198&t=70230&start=280#p483457
that may be of help to making the transition.
I must say that Gnome 3.0 and shell have been very stable.
by GeneC on Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:04 am
Nothing is broken here.
FULL DU this morning. Nothing held back, nothing pinned.GNOME
Gnome2 has been left in the dust.
You will boot up into Gnome 3 if you do a full DU, running either into fallback mode (somewhat like Gnome 2.3), or Gnome shell.
If you want to use the Shell, turn off Compiz.
Fallback mode can use Compiz or Compiz/Emerald.
You CAN edit panels in 'Fallback Mode', but you have to use (Alt+rt mouse click), many but not all applets still work.
Something to ease the transition, using Gnome Shell.http://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell/CheatSheet
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LMDE - SID- Gnome 3.0.2 Shell
Greybird Theme (nice)!XORG
You most likely should hold XORG.
There are problems with the new xorg (see posts in Testing )
You may have to reinstall your Nvidia (not sure if you use it), with Xorg, and then STILL have problems.
Xorg breaks ATI.
Xorg works fine with SOME Nvidia cards, but not most.
LibreOffice is fine, as is Python (with me).
I am sure you all will want to use (or at least try) extensions.
First you need to download (from synaptic) Gnome-Tweak-Tool
Then, add some extensions. There may be some in synaptic (I forget)
Here are some links to downloads.
NOTE: you need 3.0 extensions, 3.2 will not workhttp://www.fpmurphy.com/gnome-shell-extensions/3.0/
Description of what they do. YMMV
- AppMenu (adds an application menu to the top panel
- Media Player (adds a media player icon to the top panel status tray when a compatible media player is running with the current playing track info and media player controls)
- Smart Overview (changes how window thumbnails are presented in overview mode)
- Monitor Status (adds a button to the status tray to change the orientation of the monitor and a shortcut to the display settings control centre applet)
- Bottom Panel (adds a bottom panel to the desktop)
- noa11y (removes the accessibility button from the status tray)
- User Themes (enables the use of custom Shell themes and sets the Shell theme, requires configuration via GSettings (from a terminal) or DConf-Editor (for people who prefer a GUI))
- Alt-Tab (changes how the task switcher behaves, allowing one to switch between windows rather than applications)
- notifications (moves the icons for running applications from the notification tray at the bottom up to the left of the status tray on the top Shell panel and also moves the clock to the left beside the user status menu)
- Shutdown Menu (switches the Standby menu item from the user status menu to Shutdown and moves standby and hibernate to the Power Off dialog)
- Window List (currently only appears to work in conjunction with the bottom panel extension, adding a window list to the bottom panel)