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Gnome 3.16 status

#1 Post 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.
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Re: Gnome 3.16 status

#2 Post by Head_on_a_Stick »

The GNOME-weather package was dropped because the images used for the backgrounds violated the licensing conditions for Debian.
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=118271

I don't have time to search but I suspect the others have been dropped for similar reasons.
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Re: Gnome 3.16 status

#3 Post 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.

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#4 Post by pylkko »

Gnome distributes a live version on their own page. I think it is based on OpenSUSE.

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Re: Gnome 3.16 status

#5 Post 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.
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#6 Post 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.
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#7 Post 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?

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#8 Post by argorain »

Reworked notification system for example. Also new Adwaita design looks great.
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#9 Post by dilberts_left_nut »

So, just that bit more polished then.
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#10 Post 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.
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#11 Post by fabrixx »

I installed Arch on my laptop and tryed Gnome 3.16, Is great, clean & robust..waiting for Desktop/Debian testing

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#12 Post 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.

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