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Re: Suggestion for a possibility to have a stable version of Ubuntu Gnome 3.6
gnome-shell 3.6 will be in the final image.
On 10/09/12 16:46, Julien Olivier wrote:
> 2012/9/10 Jeremy Bicha <jbicha@xxxxxxxxxx>:
>> On 7 September 2012 03:18, Julien Olivier <julo42@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> I must be missing something, obviously, but what prevents us from
>>> having multiple versions of the problematic packages (nautilus, totem
>>> and the needed libraries) in the repository and have
>>> ubuntu-gnome-desktop depend on the latest versions while
>>> ubuntu-desktop depends on the oldest versions? It's already possible
>>> for other packages like gstreamer or python AFAIK.
>> Having those multiple versions is possible, but it adds a lot of
>> complexity for little benefit. I don't believe any Ubuntu developers
>> will bother doing all of that work for 12.10 when there are other,
>> more interesting, more important problems to be worked on. From the
>> command line, adding the GNOME3 PPA is as easy as:
>> sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
>> sudo apt-get update
>> sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
>> And it's nearly as easy from the GUI.
> Yes, except that there is a *big* difference between having something
> out of the box, and having to do anything to get some packages. This
> little difference will mean a lot in testing (and thus bug reporting)
> and visibility for upstream totem and nautilus (and gnome-shell?),
> and, incidently, for the whole gnome experience. Ubuntu being a
> reference today, GNOMEbuntu will hopefully become a reference for
> GNOME users, and they will judge what they will get out of the box...
> That said, I understand the difficulty and I thank you for what you've
> already done!