Gnome is falling behind in Karmic--

Christopher James Halse Rogers chalserogers at gmail.com
Mon Jun 15 05:25:34 UTC 2009


On Sun, 2009-06-14 at 21:35 -0700, Dean Loros wrote:
> On 06/14/2009 09:11 PM, Dmitrijs Ledkovs wrote:
> > 2009/6/15 Dean Loros <autocrosser1 at gmail.com>:
> >   
> >> Talking in the forums it has been noted that Gnome will be at 2.27-3 by
> >> mid this week...Whilst we are still at 2.26---I was wondering if there
> >> are problems with bringing the new stuff in?
> >>
> >> --
> >> Dean Loros
> >> Performance by Design Ltd.
> >> autocrosser at ubuntuforums.org
> >>     
> > Gnome follows major, odd/even releases. 2.27.3 will be 3 alpha
> > milestone of a 27 UNSTABLE & EXPERIMENTAL release for developers. the
> > 2.27 series will eventually (somewhere in september) will become a
> > STABLE 2.28 release.
> >
> > Karmic will ship with 2.28. If you really want to run 2.27.X gnome you
> > can run Karmic Alpha's (currently at alpha 2). This Karmic Alpha is
> > not production ready release either. So expect a lot of brekage,
> > regressions and instability. Afterall it has new X.org kernel unstable
> > Gnome and etc.
> >
> > We are not behind, we are using the latest stable 2.26 release of
> > gnome in a stable release and playing around with experimental gnome
> > in our development release.
> >
> >   
> Yes--I do know all of the above--Have been with Ubuntu from Warty & have
> run the Garnome project many times several years ago--I am currently
> using Karmic & was looking thru Synaptic--hence my question.
> 
> I have been testing software for over 10 years now---So I not afraid to
> run unstable or testing apps....I was meerly curious---I see more 2.26
> gnome that I do 2.27..........

Many GNOME components haven't actually released a tarball for 2.27.  As
far as a cursory browse of the actual tarballs goes [1], Karmic is
pretty much up to date with all the latest releases.  Evolution is the
only one that I've noticed behind.

[1] ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/desktop/2.27/2.27.2/sources/
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