Staying on GTK/GNOME 3.8 next cycle/for the LTS?

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at
Tue Oct 1 19:39:04 UTC 2013

On 13-10-01 03:16 PM, Adam Dingle wrote:
> I've used Ubuntu every day for 7 years and am active in the GNOME community.
>  The fact that Ubuntu lags one release behind GNOME is already a significant
> burden for me.  I often spend time building the newest version of GNOME apps,
> which can be challenging since Ubuntu's libraries lag behind.
> If Ubuntu stays with 3.8 for Saucy+1 (i.e. starts to lag two releases behind
> GNOME), I'd quite possibly switch to Fedora or Debian.  Staying with 3.8 could
> be fine for most users, especially if Canonical wants to focus most of its
> energy on phones and tablets.  But for anyone who wants to use the latest GNOME
> apps and especially anyone who wants to contribute to GNOME development, two
> releases back is just too much.

Isn't there a GNOME PPA that has the latest version in it? That would probably
be exactly what you need. Even one version behing isn't great for GNOME development.


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