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  • GNOME 3.12.0 for openSUSE 13.1 ? Maybe…

    Posted on April 6th, 2014 Dominique Leuenberger 3 comments

    Hi there!

    As you are reading this, I guess you have an interest in openSUSE and GNOME; and you are already fully aware of GNOME 3.12 being released. Also, you do not want to wait for the next version of openSUSE 13.2 to be made available (will anyway only be in November, presumably with GNOME 3.14).

    So, how can YOU get GNOME 3.12 NOW on your openSUSE 13.1 system?
    The answer is simple: there IS already a repository available, but it is ABSOLUTELY not meant for the one that could not potentially recover from a bad repository state.

    The repository in question is called ‘home:dimstar:broken’
    zypper ar obs://home:dimstar:broken/openSUSE_13.1 GNOME-3.12
    zypper dup –from GNOME-3.12

    BUT, as the name indicates, it CAN be broken. A group of people did test this repository already and we concluded it ‘working on our machines'; but then, we only have a handful of machines.

    So, if you ARE interested in helping, testing and you are NOT afraid of having to revert from a potentially broken state, please feel free to add the repository, ‘DUP’ to it and enjoy.

    Any breakage notices? Please tell us in #opensuse-gnome on irc.freenode.net; best to hant around there with us and engage; we might have a bunch of question which you would be the only one to answer.

    So? What are you waiting for? GO GET IT!

    If you’re not as brave to add a repository that has ‘broken’ in the name (the name is intentional, for exactly that reason), then please stay tuned; depending on the feedbacks we receive, the repository will be fixed up and once considered stable be moved into the GNOME:STABLE namespace; at which time you can safely get it as well.

    Cheers! Happy testing.

  • GNOME 3.8.0 for openSUSE 12.3

    Posted on April 8th, 2013 Dominique Leuenberger 15 comments

    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 There are a few ‘easy upgrade’ issues to be sorted out… currently, zypper/YaST ask some ugly questions about no outdated packages to be removed.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!

    Update 2013-4-09: The now released ‘home:dimstar:broken’ repository seems to be much smoother than a few days ago… no more errors in my tests from zypper. Can anybody confirm this?