GNOME Files (Nautilus) very out-dated

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at
Sat Nov 21 09:06:09 UTC 2015

On Fri, 20 Nov 2015 22:43:18 +0100, Abel wrote:
>I'm on Ubuntu 15.10 64 bits and I've noticed that GNOME Files
>(Nautilus) application is in version 3.14.2, while most of the other
>GNOME apps on 15.10 are in 3.16.2.  

On Sat, 21 Nov 2015 16:12:25 +0800, kahping wrote:
>gEdit is 3.10.4 which is much older than that. Maybe update that


do Nautilus and Gedit not work? Are they broken ore are there security
holes? If so, report it to the bug tracker. If not, why do you
expect it to be upgraded for an Ubuntu release that already is released?

Assumed all dependencies are available and upstream provides stable
3.16.2 releases of Nautilus and Gedit you easily could build the
packages yourself, take a look at the Ubuntu Wikis and help pages. You
can use the source packages of existing versions and replace the source
code with the source code from upstream to build new packages. You do
not need to be a power user or coder to do this, just follow a Wiki or
help page's step by step guide. I quite sure there are such howtos.

Ubuntu isn't a rolling release distro, upgrades won't happen just for
version hunting purpose. The disadvantage of version hunting is the
risk to break stability and new features could break the work-flow,
so companies might need to train there employees to use newer versions.

"Pull a Homer -- to succeed despite idiocy." - The Simpsons

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