GNOME Plans Review

Registered by Sebastien Bacher on 2012-10-25

The GNOME plans for this cycle: stay on 3.6, update some selected stack component, get the new serie working in a ppa, consider pulling over some extra components on a case by case basis if there is a good reason

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Didier Roche
Priority:
High
Drafter:
Sebastien Bacher
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Sebastien Bacher
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for raring
Implementation:
Not started
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-13.04-beta-1

Related branches

Sprints

Whiteboard

Components we are going to update: glib, d-conf, gobject-introspection, gvfs

We will get GTK in a ppa but default to not update it, we might revisit that during the cycle if there is a good reason for the update

We will not update GNOME, we might update selected component later in the cycle if we feel like it's worth it

mitya57, 2012-11-02: One "good reason" to update Gtk is that it will allow us to also update some components that are not in main (but are in Ubuntu GNOME edition image) — like gnome-shell. Another reason is that it might provide some new APIs that app developers can make use of.

bersace03, 2013-02-01: GTK+ 3.8 has some noticeable performance improvements ( http://git.gnome.org/browse/gtk+/tree/NEWS?h=gtk-3-6&id=3.7.4 )

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Work Items

Work items:
[laney] work with pitti to update to new glib: DONE
[pitti] update g-i: DONE
[pitti] update gvfs: DONE
[seb128] update d-conf: DONE