Considering GNOME 3.12 as an F20 update

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> Date: Sat, 05 Apr 2014 08:27:59 -0500
> From: Michael Catanzaro <mcatanzaro at>
> To: Development discussions related to Fedora
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> Subject: Re: Considering GNOME 3.12 as an F20 update
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> On Thu, 2014-04-03 at 22:34 -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
> > The gnome-3.12 copr includes a couple of low-level package updates
> > that 
> > change abi/api that affects other desktops, notably:
> > upower-0.99
> > PackageKit-0.9.x
> > 
> > Are these 2 required by gnome-3.12 or would it be possible to use the 
> > (current) f20 versions?    
> PackageKit should not need to be updated. upower will be a small
> problem. GNOME might need to be patched to use the older upower in F20
> (or the other desktops could be patched to use the newer upower).

Updating to upower-1.0 will also break the power-management of Mate desktop in f20 !
Mate upream did start on working it for rawhide, but it isn't ready, and our target was to support it in f21.
So updating upower before f21 is released isn't real fair, and will break users boxes in a running release cycle of a distro.
Such a update should have been announced also timely, imo.


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