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This is a repository for popular GNOME applications that do not follow the GNOME release cycle such as GIMP, Inkscape, Pidgin, etc. It contains packages that are being developed for admission into Factory and, of course, after that, the next openSUSE release.
Repositories for development
By adding these repositories, consider the following:
- GNOME:Factory depends on openSUSE:Factory
- GNOME:Next depends on GNOME:Factory
Therefore, to satisfy the dependencies you need to add the repository openSUSE:Factory. Be sure to add the full chain of repositories and set the priorities right so
zypper dup knows what to do.
This repository is designed to allow testing of the latest beta GNOME version before being landed in openSUSE:Factory.
This uses the so-called stable (3.x where x is even, e.g. 3.20) releases rather than the unstable upstream branches of GNOME.
This is a development branch aimed at inclusion into Factory (the rolling release). The NEXT release of GNOME is prepared here. At the point where GNOME:Next reaches stable versions, we will evaluate efforts to branch it off for the latest released version of openSUSE.
How To Upgrade
Do you feel like you are up for a challenge and ready to help squash some bugs? GREAT!
- Ensure that you have installed all available updates on your current system which should be running 13.2. It is not recommended to jump from earlier versions straight into Factory.
- Next, you will need to disable or remove all of the extra and third-party repositories that you are currently using and add GNOME:Factory and/or GNOME:Next. Be sure to keep the two main 13.2 repositories and also any video driver repositories if your system requires them.
- Now that you have configured your repositories, all that is left to do is the actual upgrade. There are a couple of ways to do this. If you aren't afraid of the command line go ahead and run
zypper dupas root. (Use "
su" command). If you are not quite comfortable with the command line, prefer using GUI, or just want to read over the dist-upgrade process, have a look at How To: Vendor Change Update