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why is my linux mint gnome 3.2.1?

 
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Alex01UK
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:44 am    Post subject: why is my linux mint gnome 3.2.1? Reply with quote

it should be at least 3.4 right?
roolling release?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do not believe Mint is a true rolling release. Most Ubuntu-based distributions are "semi-rolling releases", for lack of a better term. Most of them have a "new release" every quarter year. There are few true rolling release distros. It probably has something to do with the latest software often, or usually?, having bugs. If Mint does not have the latest version, you will probably need to endure the hardship of waiting for a few weeks.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linux Mint Debian is a rolling release, the Ubuntu-based versions are not.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would it be reasonable to assume that ubuntu ppas would work for the 'buntu flavour of Mint? Logic tells me they should but as I run kubuntu I can't claim to know this.

If that's right, to get the full 3.4 release in ubuntu 12.04 a ppa is needed:

http://www.noobslab.com/2012/04/install-gnome-shell-34-and-extensions.html

If you are going to try it I would also recommend you make a note of the ppa name and also install the package ppa-purge. That way, if the upgrade makes something go pear-shaped you can reverse out of it.
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