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Get GNOME 3.12 in openSUSE 13.1

All of us know that GNOME 3.12 was released on March 26th. You saw how to install new GNOME on some distros. openSUSE 13.2 will be released with GNOME 3.14. So openSUSE users won’t have the luck to use “officially” GNOME 3.12.

But how is it possible for and openSUSE user to install GNOME 3.12? openSUSE Tumbleweed users, were upgraded first.

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After GNOME 3.12 was packed for openSUSE, the Tumbleweed team added it at their repositories. Tumbleweed is a special repository that an openSUSE user can add and use new versions of programs, right after they are stable for openSUSE. It’s close to what a rolling distro does.

But what’s happening with the 13.1 users? It’s quite easy for them too. They only have to add a repository and update their computer from that repository.


The fastest way is to use terminal, but the easiest is to use YaST. First of all update your system

$ sudo zypper up

Then add the repository

$ sudo zypper ar obs://GNOME:/STABLE:/3.12/openSUSE_13.1/ GS312

Finally, upgrade from that repository.

$ sudo zypper dup --from GS312

Reboot and your’re done.

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