When will you upgrade to GNOME 3.32?


On https://tracker.pureos.net/w/pureos/desktop/, the Desktop haven’t been updated in 397 Days. Isn’t it time to upgrade to the latest?

Good question. There are also bugs that haven’t been fixed in months, for example the software app where some menus have become unresponsive.

Would appreciate an update too.

gnome 3.32 is brand new - ubuntu 19.04 and fedora 30 will have it 100%. pureOS beeing based on debian i would expect it to be a little slower on the catch but it can be manually installed even compiled from source if need be.

i was eager to see how a native Firefox on wayland sesion would feel on gnome 3.32 but it looks like it’s gonna be a while longer before that happens. too bad gnome and wayland are the tip of the spear.

I have been very critical of PureOS updates, or the lack thereof. Nevertheless, you may wish to compare what is in PureOS to Debian test. I did not look at all of them, but PureOS seems consistent. Am I missing something?

I know it’s based on Debian which makes it a bit late I guess… Uhh, but atleast start to get the latest desktop on Gnome as soon as possible because the Librem5 seems to have 3.32. And I hope we get the latest updates there too, same with the desktop.

PureOS uses GNOME as its desktop environment for a number of reasons, not least because it is convenient for users and because we invest in it to work on our Laptops and Phones. We want GNOME to be stable and secure however and that means that having it packaged through Debian’s careful process is what we consider to be best for our users who value security and stability highly. Debian’s security service also provides additional assurances that the software we’re shipping is secure and has the requisite security coverage for our users.

If you want the latest GNOME, which often is somewhat unstable, you can get it directly from GNOME: https://www.gnome.org/getting-gnome/

If you want to live on the bleeding edge, you can download GNOME nightlies via flatpak: https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Nightly

The URL you point to (https://tracker.pureos.net/w/pureos/desktop/) is a link to a wiki document describing the GNOME Desktop. It is not the date of the last GNOME Desktop update. If you want to update your GNOME Desktop, simply use the ‘Software’ tool or the command line via;

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
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Well it kind of says that PureOS was updated 28 days ago. Which seems legit. And the desktop… Was updated today. That’s weird lol

I updated the wiki today. That will change the time stamp on the wiki page. Note that the wiki page data has no correlation with the GNOME Desktop versions.