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#1 Extension does not load in Gnome 3.4.2


What Gnome versions are supported? I've just tried it with Gnome 3.4.2 (Debian Wheezy), but to no avail.

Looking Glass shows the following error:
"Failed to evaluate init function:TypeError: this.statusArea is undefined

I was really looking forward to test this extension and would be happy to assist in any necessary trouble shooting/testing. Thanks and Merry Christmas!


  • Michael Rapp

    Michael Rapp - 2013-12-26

    Thanks for your report on this Gnome Shell Extension. The extension is defined to be working under Gnome 3.4, 3.6 and 3.8 in the file metadata.json, but actually it was only tested with Gnome 3.8.

    So, as your bug report confirms, it seems to be a mistake to include the version 3.4 (and probably also 3.6) in this metadata definition. By the way, the version of the extension "StatusTitleBar", this fork has been created from, also only supported the Gnome-version 3.8.

    Unfortunately I don't have the opportunity to test the extension together with a version of Gnome older than 3.8 at the moment. Therefore I will remove the versions 3.4 and 3.6 from the extension's metadata. If you want to do further reasearches on why the extension is not working with your Gnome setup, I would really appreciate this. And as soon as the problem is fixed, the appropriate version may be included in the metadata again.

  • Michael Rapp

    Michael Rapp - 2013-12-26
    • status: open --> accepted
    • assigned_to: Michael Rapp
  • Michael Rapp

    Michael Rapp - 2013-12-26

    I created a new release of the extension, which is only defined to be working together with Gnome 3.8.x. As soon someone confirms the extension to be working together with a different Gnome version, the appropriate version will be included in the extension's metadata. The same procedure applies to any patches, which allow the extension to work together with Gnome releases, which are not officially supported yet.

    Last edit: Michael Rapp 2013-12-26
  • Marco Hunsicker

    Marco Hunsicker - 2013-12-28

    Thanks for your quick action!

    No luck then, but at least I now know that it has never been targeting Gnome 3.4. I will probably poke around with the code if I should stick with Wheezy, but without any knowledge of GnomeShell development it's seems already quite the task.

    Anyway, thanks much for your work! Gnome really needs some multi-monitor love.


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