why is my linux mint gnome 3.2.1?

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why is my linux mint gnome 3.2.1?

Postby Alex01UK » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:44 am

it should be at least 3.4 right?
roolling release?

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Postby Debian Acolyte » Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:00 am

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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Postby nelz » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:26 am

Linux Mint Debian is a rolling release, the Ubuntu-based versions are not.
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Postby TheLiquidator » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:18 pm

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 ... sions.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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