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Ubuntu 13.04: Only Some GNOME Components To Be Updated, GTK Not One Of Them

According to an UDS session held a few days ago, it was decided to stay with stable GNOME for Ubuntu 13.04 and only update some components. This means Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail will ship with GNOME 3.6 for the most part, and not 3.8 (currently under development as 3.7.x), at least according to the current plans. But this might change.The plan is to update glib, d-conf, gobject-introspection and gvfs and to offer a PPA for the latest GTK. For now, it has been decided not to update GTK, but that might change during the cycle “if there is a good reason for the update”, mentions the GNOME Plans Review blueprint.The UDS GNOME Plans Review session notes talk about the reasons why Ubuntu 13.04 won’t use the latest GNOME by default:tracking unstable GNOME is taking lot of resourcesThe Ubuntu desktop is quite less “stock GNOME” than it used to beGNOME unstable series and Ubuntu “working every day” are hard to conciliate goalsGNOME is not communicating early enough on what is coming for us to discuss next cycle at UDS (see nautilus 3.6 in quantal)GNOME is shipping stables with transitions half done (see gstreamer 1.0 this cycle) which is not something we want

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