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Re: Questions about present Gnome and the Linux kernel versions


On Tue, Jul 07, 2009 at 10:18:43PM +0200, Kees de Jong wrote:
> I'm a satisfied Debian user for almost a year now. But a week ago I tried
> Ubuntu 9.04 and I discovered the features of the 2.6.28 kernel and the
> features of Gnome 2.26 and I was impressed.
> So my question is pretty straightforward; are there plans to introduce these
> two great enhancements into the Debian project? And if they are when can I
> expect them? I've tried to run Debian Squeeze but my system broke because of
> the unstable packages I guess.

Hi Kees, yes, there are plans and actually they are pretty much near
to completion :) Thanks to the GNOME team, 2.26 is now (almost)
entirely packaged in Debian [1] and on my unstable machine I'm running
it together with a 2.6.30 kernel.

The "problem" from your point of view can be that all such development
is happening in unstable and will take a while before it gets into a
stable release. It is even possible that by then a different, newer,
GNOME version will be delivered.

I suggest you to wait for the full packaging of GNOME 2.26; at that
point, you can get it from some other suite such as the testing
Squeeze (which do not contain it yet) or www.backports.org.


[1] http://www.0d.be/debian/debian-gnome-2.26-status.html

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