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Gentoo migration to Gnome 3.2

Currently is there no developer for compiz in Gentoo. That is a problem, it has bug and no one is fix them. So the Gentoo Stuff deciecd to remove them.
!!! The following installed packages are masked:
- x11-libs/libcompizconfig-0.8.4-r2::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
/usr/portage/profiles/package.mask:
# Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto <jmbsvicetto@gentoo.org> (22 Jan 2012)
# Mask compiz for last-rites unless someone steps up
# to maintain it. Removal in 30 days.
- x11-wm/compiz-0.8.6-r3::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- dev-python/compizconfig-python-0.8.4-r3::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- x11-apps/ccsm-0.8.4-r1::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- x11-plugins/compiz-plugins-unsupported-0.8.4-r1::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- x11-wm/compiz-fusion-0.8.6::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- x11-plugins/compiz-plugins-extra-0.8.6-r1::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- x11-themes/emerald-themes-0.5.2::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- x11-libs/compizconfig-backend-gconf-0.8.4-r2::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- x11-libs/compiz-bcop-0.8.4::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- x11-wm/emerald-0.8.4-r2::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- x11-plugins/compiz-plugins-main-0.8.6-r1::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
For more information, see the MASKED PACKAGES section in the emerge
man page or refer to the Gentoo Handbook
  That why i started to move to gnome 3.2, i have try it on my Workstation. Addtional i found some nice extionas that allow me to bring some useable to Gnome 3. 2. But more late, that how i did it. Start with a look on the gnome-base/gnome package, then unmask it.
[I] gnome-base/gnome
 Available versions: (2.0) 2.32.1-r1 ~3.2.1
 {accessibility (+)cdr cups dvdr +extras +fallback ldap mono policykit}
 Installed versions: 2.32.1-r1(2.0)(15:44:58 12/20/11)(cdr cups dvdr ldap policykit -accessibility -mono)
 Homepage: http://www.gnome.org/
 Description: Meta package for GNOME 3, merge this package to install
 
 echo "gnome-base/gnome ~amd64" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords
emerge -DNuvaq world
This will enter some error message, i recommand to use the --autounmask-write to save the time by unmasking. This made end in some resolve error. Sometime it's no unmask everything in the right way, make sure you got x11-libs/cairo-1.10.2-r2 unmask, i used x11-libs/cairo-1.10.2-r1 and this caused some trouble. When you done, wait till it's compied. Restart the the Xserver or better the host.   After it, i went to https://extensions.gnome.org, here a list of some extensions i recommand: Note you need to use Firefox, Chrome has some bug and will not work yet.
https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/130/advanced-settings-in-usermenu/
https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/38/windows-alt-tab/
https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/6/applications-menu/
 
 
My feeling about Gnome 3.2: I'm very impress,  even my Suspend to Ram work almost Perfect.  It's quite workable, there some problem out like some long time for single application to start, links to file browser a broken or sometime you just have to relog. But i like it, it's smooth working and lots of fun!