Re: why no new GNOME 3 snapshot in F14?

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On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 8:12 PM, Jesse Keating <jkeating@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> On 09/29/2010 11:45 AM, Owen Taylor wrote:
>> On Wed, 2010-09-29 at 09:36 -0700, Jesse Keating wrote:
>>> On 09/29/2010 09:02 AM, Colin Walters wrote:
>>>> So the alternative here is:
>>>>   - Add a warning/note to F14 gnome-shell that it's old and to:
>>>>   - Make it easier and better to run F15/rawhide.  Which involves
>>>> fixing the problems there, and scripting the rpm/yum foo better to
>>>> make the switch, and being a lot more aggressive about preventing
>>>> regressions.
>>>
>>> What about hosting a repos.fp.o for gnome-shell in F14?
>>
>> The problem here is that that repository would have to have all the
>> updates that Colin is saying that we don't want to do now:
>>
>>  - Rebuilds of all the gnome libraries
>>  - New pygobject
>>  - Parallel-installed clutter-14
>>  - Etc.
>>
>> So it's a repo that would modify systems fairly drastically and would
>> take a lot of work to maintain. Not infeasible but we do need to
>> concentrate a lot on F15 in this cycle.
>>
>> - Owen
>>
>>
>
> I envisioned just copies of the f15 change sets being built against f14
> and published into an f14 repo.  This could be done by somebody not
> necessarily being distracted with upstream and f15 tasks.

Problem with that is that it changes a lot of core libraries and would
likely break the standard desktops for those users that use the 3rd
party repos.

Peter
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