GNOME 3.9 coming to PPA?

Adam Dingle adam at
Sat May 18 09:13:13 UTC 2013

On Sat, May 18, 2013 at 5:05 AM, Tim <darkxst at> wrote:
> On 18/05/13 18:47, Adam Dingle wrote:
>> On Sat, May 18, 2013 at 4:34 AM, Tim <darkxst at> wrote:
>>> On 18/05/13 01:43, Adam Dingle wrote:
>>>> Ubuntu has started lagging one release behind GNOME, which makes 
>>>> things a little tricky for people like me who want to build and 
>>>> run the latest versions (i.e. git master) of various GNOME apps. 
>>>  You should probably be using jhbuild then.
>> I do use jhbuild as a build helper, but I don't build the whole 
>> GNOME 3.9 world with it - I prefer to build only the packages I need 
>> and use Ubuntu binaries whenever I can, especially for underlying 
>> libraries.  Also, I run everything I've built live on my system all 
>> the time rather than in a separate jhbuild testing session.  So I 
>> don't want to run a vanilla GNOME GTK 3.9; I want one that actually 
>> works with the Ubuntu app menu, for example.
>  So you are running unity then? if so you can expect that to be fixed 
> in about 6 months.

I do run Unity (and greatly prefer it to GNOME Shell).

I know that work is underway to enhance GTK so that the Unity app menu 
will work without Ubuntu's proxy patch; that's great.  Presumably 
that's what you're saying will arrive "in about 6 months".  In the 
meantime, I just build GTK+ from git master and apply Ubuntu's proxy 
patch myself - that worked fine throughout the GTK 3.8 development 
cycle and early into 3.9, but then stopped working recently.  So 
presumably the proxy patch would need some changes to work with the 
very latest GTK.

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