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Gnome 3.16 status

PostPosted: 2015-05-06 04:56
by argorain
Hi.
I am really looking forward to Gnome 3.16, so I am watching at this site for progress: https://www.0d.be/debian/debian-gnome-3.16-status.html
I found some packages grayed out, so 'Not in Debian'. This list is slowly growing. Why was thus packages dropped?
For example gnome-calendar or gnome-weather?
I have theory about some rights issue, but I don't know.
Thanks for reply!
Vojtech

Re: Gnome 3.16 status

PostPosted: 2015-05-06 06:32
by Head_on_a_Stick
The GNOME-weather package was dropped because the images used for the backgrounds violated the licensing conditions for Debian.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=118271

I don't have time to search but I suspect the others have been dropped for similar reasons.

Re: Gnome 3.16 status

PostPosted: 2015-05-06 10:48
by keithpeter
I like to keep tabs on Gnome's UI changes over time. I download a live image when a new stable version comes out just to try. This one looks recent

http://antergos.com/try-it/

May download it (1.5Gb) tomorrow at College on their fast connection and see.

Manjaro Linux has Gnome 3.16 in their repository, but they do not seem to distribute a live image that boots into Gnome, their 'community' edition live ISOs are lagging bit. Manjaro is Arch with a profanity delay (no nasty surprises) and an actual installer.

Debian is all about stability and about freedom, hence really careful checking of licences as mentioned in the comment above.

Re: Gnome 3.16 status

PostPosted: 2015-05-06 13:34
by pylkko
Gnome distributes a live version on their own page. I think it is based on OpenSUSE.

Re: Gnome 3.16 status

PostPosted: 2015-05-06 16:22
by argorain
Thanks guys.
I was guessing something like this, I was just curious.
I tested it at latest Fedora 22 and it looks awesome. But I don't like Fedora attitude, so I am looking forward for Debian with Gnome 3.16.
Thanks.

Re: Gnome 3.16 status

PostPosted: 2015-05-06 18:20
by stevepusser
According to this, gnome-weather is being repackaged for 3.18 with DFSG-compliant backgrounds.
Someone could also easily create deb packages for previous versions to make them easier to install.

Re: Gnome 3.16 status

PostPosted: 2015-05-07 02:15
by emariz
argorain wrote:I am really looking forward to Gnome 3.16

What particular feature are you looking for that is unavailable in version 3.14.1?

Re: Gnome 3.16 status

PostPosted: 2015-05-07 05:29
by argorain
Reworked notification system for example. Also new Adwaita design looks great.

Re: Gnome 3.16 status

PostPosted: 2015-05-07 06:58
by dilberts_left_nut
So, just that bit more polished then.

Re: Gnome 3.16 status

PostPosted: 2015-05-08 08:21
by argorain
Yeah.
But more visible than in past. For example try to kill bottom pop-up bar is great.
In my opinion it makes more sense than so far.

Re: Gnome 3.16 status

PostPosted: 2015-05-10 19:01
by fabrixx
I installed Arch on my laptop and tryed Gnome 3.16, Is great, clean & robust..waiting for Desktop/Debian testing

Re: Gnome 3.16 status

PostPosted: 2015-08-14 17:20
by pylkko
Fedora alpha with 3.18 devel came out a couple of days ago. Seem more or less the same as previously. more wayland, less bugs.