GNOME Files (Nautilus) very out-dated

Abel akronix5 at
Sat Nov 21 10:33:57 UTC 2015

On 21/11/15 10:06, Ralf Mardorf wrote:

> 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
>> first?
> Hi,
> 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?

It's a bad practice to have different versions of GNOME software in the
same system, since GNOME is thought to have all the GNOME Framework using
the same version. But ok, let's limit it about upgrading Nautilus/gEdit for

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.

Yes, but it's just for me and it doesn't have support from Ubuntu. I'm
asking to Ubuntu to upgrade them for all. If I compiled it by myself, I'd
rather compile last versions, i.e. 18.1.
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