[Mageia-dev] GNOME 3.2 or 3.4 for Mageia 2?

D.Morgan dmorganec at gmail.com
Sat Oct 1 11:02:57 CEST 2011

On Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 5:06 AM, Olav Vitters <olav at vitters.nl> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 05:52:06PM +0200, Samuel Verschelde wrote:
>> Le vendredi 30 septembre 2011 15:00:45, Olav Vitters a écrit :
>> > On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 09:33:59PM +0200, Samuel Verschelde wrote:
>> > > However, how great is GNOME 3.4 going to be as compared to 3.2.2 ? :)
>> >
>> > For me it is multiple things:
>> > 1. More stable; The more people use a recent version of GNOME, more
>> >    fixes will go into GNOME and long term GNOME is more stable
>> >
>> >    Basically: if your GNOME version is old, developers spend less time
>> >    on it, because they assume the issue is probably fixed. So, IMO, to
>> >    ensure GNOME stays at a high quality, you have to provide a recent
>> >    version... staying 1 version behind only works for short term (the
>> >    "Release early, release often" mindset).
>> Did I misunderstand , or is GNOME 3.2 not going to have any fixes after 3.2.2,
>> although 3.4 will still not be ready at that time, leaving users with several
>> months without any fixes ? I would understand that 3.2 would stop being
>> supported a few months after 3.4 is out, but if really support stops *before*,
>> that's puzzling :)
> Nothing new, has been like this for various releases. We did use to do a
> .3 release, but it takes quite a lot of time to do that, and we didn't
> see the benefit. No distro also complained to GNOME for the lack of a .3
> release.
> Note that it only relates to whole of GNOME, if a maintainer wants to
> make another release, they're free to do so. Most do not though, but
> some do.
>> For small projects, I can understand that developers always want to you to use
>> the latest (lastest stable version at least), but for bigger projects such as
>> a DE, I would find it surprising. We all know that once a major version has
>> been released, it will have users for years.
> I think you're getting the intention wrong. GNOME 3.2 is a bugfix for
> 3.0; 3.4 is a bugfix for 3.2. If distributions want to rely on an older
> version, that is nice, but as it is their choice.

i think 3.4 would be a nice choice ut as told it depends of the
schedule. If you think this can be ok,  i trust you.

Is it doable to do like mikala for kde and do updates for gnome 3.4.x
during mageia lifecycle ?

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