Re: Gnome version

On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 7:15 AM, Chris <cpollock embarqmail com> wrote:
On Thu, 2014-11-20 at 15:06 +0100, Marcus Karlsson wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 07:09:00AM -0600, Chris wrote:
> > These may seem like a pretty basic question to many on this list and
> > they probably are however I need to ask. I'm not new to Linux or Gnome
> > in fact I've been running Linux for at least 10yrs now. I recently
> > switched to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS after my old Mandriva box finally gave in
> > and died. During one of my software installs (can't remember which it
> > was) I upgraded Gnome from 3.10 which comes with 14.04 to 3.12.2 (or is
> > this just Gnome-Shell)?
> The packages in Ubuntu 14.04 is a mix of pieces from 3.6 to 3.10.
> > My version of Evolution is 3.12.7 which I've
> > reported several bug on and I've been told have been fixed in .8.
> > Question being, and hopefully someone will help me out, how do I upgrade
> > Evolution to 3.12.8 without totally breaking my system, or is it even
> > possible?
> The best solution would be to get an update from the same place where
> you got the 3.12 updates. Hopefully whoever made that package will
> provide an updated package, but you might have to ping them about it.
> If that's not happening then building Evolution from source is another
> alternative. You might have to install a number of development packages.
> Running 'apt-get build-dep evolution' should hopefully be enough. A tool
> like jhbuild can also help with this.
>               Marcus
Morning Marcus, thank you for the quick reply. After reading the above I
went and Googled ubuntu + evolution 3.12.8 and came up with this:

If I'm reading this correctly, and I'm probably not, does the word
PROPOSED mean that if approved or whatever this will end up in the
repositories as an update?

It appears to be a proposed package for Vivid, which will be 15.04. If you're running 3.12, I'm guessing you're using the gnome3-team ppa? It looks like even their -staging repository is still at 3.12.7, as well, even for 14.10. Perhaps filing a bug on their launchpad to see if you can get some traction on updating the version for 14.04? Letting them know which evolution bugs are fixed by the update may be helpful.

Michael Knepher


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