openSUSE Tumbleweed was the first distribution to offer Gnome 3.22

opensuse tumbleweed

This week we saw how the famous Gnome 3.22 desktop was released, a version that has aroused the interest of many as well as great controversy among project managers who want to implement Gnome 3.22 in its next version.

Apparently the war or struggle to have such a title has been of OpenSUSE Tumbleweed, an official flavor or variant of OpenSUSE that is characterized by being a rolling release distribution, a version that in just 48 hours it has implemented Gnome 3.22 among its users.

OpenSUSE Tumbleweed has not been the only distribution in practice to have Gnome 3.22

The official version of OpenSUSE has been the first to implement the new desktop version of Gnome, but it is not the only new thing that the distribution includes, being also updated the Linux kernel to 4.7.4 and the version of Plasma that the distribution contains, also implementing the beta version of Plasma 5.8 as well as the latest stable version of Plasma.

OpenSUSE Tumbleweed is the first distribution that Gnome 3.22 has officially obtained, but it is not the only one. Around the same time as OpenSUSE Tumbleweed, Debian Sid also incorporated this version of Gnome as well as it will soon (if it does not already have it) the Anterior distribution. In any case, it seems that Gnome 3.22 highlights the debate on whether rolling release distribution or traditional development. A debate that many try to open in their respective projects and that has had its controversy, it is enough to remember the problem that existed among the ranks of Ubuntu and that finally they opted for traditional development.

OpenSUSE's solution to this debate was more Solomonic, that is, create a version that is rolling release, but To what extent does this benefit the projects? Do you already have Gnome 3.22 in your distribution? Have you tried any rolling release distribution? What did you think?


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  1.   jorss said

    in the image that panel above has a certain air of gnome 2

    1.    Hermann said

      It is mate desktop what appears in the photo, juasjuas

  2.   Hermann said

    How little level you have, news about gnome3 and a photo of opensuse with mate desktop…. Be more rigorous, that you do nothing but get shitty.

  3.   fernan said

    Hello:
    I use manjaro, which rolling release although with a bit of delay with arch. My take on rolling reads is:
    A) They can be used if:
    1- Your team goes well with free drivers.
    2- It is not a business machine, server or a critical computer
    B) Traditional distros should be used if:
    1- You require proprietary drivers.
    2- It is a work team that is critical of any failure it has.
    In these cases debian could be a great alternative due to its long support and stability.
    Greetings.