Posted on April 10th, 2013 8 comments
As some of you certainly already know, we are working hard to push GNOME 3.8 as an addon repository to you.
All should be ready and a ‘test’ repository is in place (for brave souls!).
The gnome team conducted several tests so far and this seemed to work all just fine…. but it is limited testing.
Do you want to test some more? Feel free, let us know of issues!
how: (as root)
zypper patch (Make sure ot be up-to-date first...)
zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/dimstar:/broken/openSUSE_12.3 GS38
zypper dup --from GS38 (preferably from a pure root tty login - you never know)
That should be it!
If all goes well, you should not see any odd dependency questions (if you do, please let me know.. I’d want to eliminate them as much as possible).
Thanks for your tests! The more brave people tests, the higher the quality of the repository can get.
Have a lot of fun! And happy GNOME 3.8-ing
Posted on April 8th, 2013 15 comments
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 There are a few ‘easy upgrade’ issues to be sorted out… currently, zypper/YaST ask some ugly questions about no outdated packages to be removed.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?