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Google Code-in 2011 openSUSE Project

Test GNOME Shell On Tablets

completed by: Kamila Součková

mentors: Richard Brown

The problem: GNOME 3's design has made some considerations for tablet computing, but due to the limited availability of x86 based tablets, little testing has been done of GNOME 3 in a tablet environment. General background: You will need to be able to run openSUSE 12.1 on an x86 based tablet. You will be testing GNOME shell on this tablet, looking for both bugs and usability issues. You learn how to investigate complex issues that blend both technical and UX elements. Any issues found will need to be documented and possible workarounds/solutions proposed. With an openSUSE ARM build on the way, the results of this testing could prepare GNOME 3 for use of many more tablet devices in the not-too-distant future.