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GNOME 3.8 will be in OpenSUSE by the end of this week!

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According to Dominique –Dimstar– Leuenberger, a GNOME Core team member of OpenSUSE, GNOME 3.8 is estimated to get into openSUSE 12.3 by the end of this week!

Hi all!


First the good news: GNOME 3.8 for openSUSE 12.3 is shaping up rather well, despite the heavily overloaded OBS, we have a first ‘draft’ repository working.


The bad news: no, it is not just ready yet for ‘prime’ use. There are a few ‘easy upgrade’ issues to be sorted out… currently, zypper/YaST ask some ugly questions about no outdated packages to be removed.


Are you brave and curios? Feel free to add the home:dimstar:broken repository to your system (mind it: it DOES say broken in the name!). Ok, our tests showed it’s not completely broken if one answers all the yast questions smartly and ‘truthful’.


We believe though, having checked in fixes for all of the issues encountered and OBS is busy building again… about 30% already done. Once the builds are published in my ‘test project’ again, we will do some more checkups and if everything goes well, will release it into the wild.


ETA: approx end of this week.


Happy hacking all!

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  • jon_downfromthetrees

    Cool. That’s good to know. I’ve been running the 3.8 that’s, more or less, out for Ubuntu Gnome. OpenSUSE 12.3 is pretty nice. Odds are I’ll move over when that 3.8 repo is ready.

  • lakerssuperman

    Great news. I’ve really wanted to jump up to 3.8 because it is noticeably improved over 3.6. I tried factory, but there were issues so I went back to 3.6. The one thing I’m really looking forward to is the speed increase that 3.8 brings.

  • Brett Legree

    Best news all day – all week even! Kudos to the team, this will be great.

  • jsnj

    This will give me a reason to try OpenSuse. I tried GS 3.8 on Ubuntu 13.04, but some of the new key features are missing.

  • jk