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README.md

mailnag-gnome-shell

GNOME-Shell extension that shows a mail indicator in the top panel
(including mail counter and popup menu).

Installation

This extension requires the Mailnag daemon.
Prior to installation, run mailnag-config.
If you want notification popups ensure that the libnotify plugin is enabled.

Ubuntu

This extension is available in the official Ubuntu PPA.
Issue the following commands in a terminal to enable the PPA and install the extension.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pulb/mailnag
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-mailnag

As of Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic), this extension is also available in the official repos.
Run sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-mailnag in a terminal to install it.

Debian

This extension is currently available in Debian unstable.
Run sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-mailnag in a terminal to install it.

Arch Linux

This extension is available in the official repos.
Please run pacman -Syu mailnag-gnome-shell (as root) to install the package.

Other GNOME 3 Distros

This extension is also available for easy 1-click installation at extensions.gnome.org.
Please note that this version does not support avatars (as shown in the screenshot below).

Generic Source Tarballs

Distribution independent tarball releases are available here.
To install the extension type the following commands in a terminal (root is not required):

tar xvf mailnag-gnome-shell-*.tar.gz
cd mailnag-gnome-shell-*
make install-local

That's it. Now fire up gnome-tweak-tool and enable the extension.

Requirements
  • vala (at compiletime only)
  • libfolks
  • gnome-shell
  • mailnag

Screenshots

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