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#1 2023-04-05 12:02:15

IvanKuzmenyuk
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What are my options to install latest version of Gnome DE?

I'm on Chimaera Devuan. What are the best solutions to upgrade Gnome to the 44 version? It's painfully slow updating in main repos. Mostly I use Arch, so it's in my repos a day or two later. But for the slow and old laptop I prefer Devuan. I believe Gnome is 2 releases away now. Very disappointing experience.


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#2 2023-04-05 12:48:58

steve_v
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Re: What are my options to install latest version of Gnome DE?

Welcome to Debian Stable (or more accurately, a distro with almost 1:1 tracking of the same).
Not having the latest SNS in the stable repos is not a bug, it's a feature. If a rolling-release with rapid updates is what you want, run a rolling release.


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#3 2023-04-05 13:12:24

IvanKuzmenyuk
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Re: What are my options to install latest version of Gnome DE?

I asked what are my options? Upgrade to Ceres? Right now I'm upgrading to Daedalus, but there is only Gnome 43.


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#4 2023-04-05 13:18:10

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Re: What are my options to install latest version of Gnome DE?

Run unstable (Ceres) (with the usual "you are now a tester" caveats), or run a rolling-release distro.


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#5 2023-04-05 14:31:31

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Re: What are my options to install latest version of Gnome DE?

If you want the latest software, your option is to use a distro that provides the latest software.

Debian/Devuan deliberately and specifically do not do this.

Testing and Unstable are development versions - for developers and testers - and both of those are currently on v43 because Bookworm is in soft freeze stage, because again: Testing/Unstable are not rolling release distros, they are for development and testing purposes.

Also, Gnome v44 was only released two weeks ago, so even amongst rolling distros there's not many with it - DistroWatch Search can identify your current options: //distrowatch.com/search.php?pkg=gnome-shell&pkgver=44

(Arch isn't in that list - it appears to still be on Gnome v43, and a quick search suggests it's likely to be that way for another week or two.)


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#6 2023-04-05 18:39:19

IvanKuzmenyuk
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Re: What are my options to install latest version of Gnome DE?

I didn't make a claim that Arch got Gnome 44 already. I said that packages do usually upgrade within some days.

I upgraded to Daedalus, at least it has Gnome 43. Much better.


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