[arch-announce] GNOME3 in [testing]

Arch Linux: Recent news updates: Ionuț Mircea Bîru announce at archlinux.org
Thu Apr 7 15:01:13 EDT 2011

Ionuț Mircea Bîru wrote:

GNOME 3.0.0 packages are now available in the [testing] repository. These bring
with it an update to gtk2, as well as the new gtk3.

This is a major update and you should take note of a couple of things:

  * GNOME3 will replace GNOME2 once it gets moved to [extra].

  * GNOME3 has two modes, "standard" mode (gnome-shell) and "fallback" mode
(gnome-panel + metacity).

  * Panel applets using Bonobo aren't supported anymore and packages depending
on it will be dropped.

  * pulseaudio is now required to run the GNOME desktop.

  * Some packages exist in separate versions for gtk2 and gtk3. These typically
have a name like "packagename3". Examples are vte3, libwebkit3, gtkhtml4.

  * pygobject is now available for Python 3 in the package "py3gobject".

Have fun testing these packages!

Update and installation instructions are available at

Bugs related to packaging should be reported to [http://bugs.archlinux.org/][2]

Crashes and feature requests should be reported to
[https://bugzilla.gnome.org/][3] .

   [1]: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GNOME_3 (gnome 3 wiki)

   [2]: http://bugs.archlinux.org/ (arch linux bugtracker)

   [3]: http://bugs.archlinux.org (gnome bugtracker)

URL: http://www.archlinux.org/news/gnome3-in-testing/

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