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    Default Evolution update

    Hi all, would like to know how one goes about upgrading evolution 2.32 ->3.0.3 in 11.4? does not show any update in the repositories, is there a repository that i can add to upgrade to the new version?
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    Default Re: Evolution update

    On 09/28/2011 06:36 PM, firestomper412 wrote:
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    > Hi all, would like to know how one goes about upgrading evolution 2.32
    > ->3.0.3 in 11.4? does not show any update in the repositories, is there
    > a repository that i can add to upgrade to the new version?
    >
    >


    openSUSE normally does not upgrade applications during the life of the
    openSUSE version unless there is compelling reasons to do so..

    on the other hand security patches or significant bug fixes flow though
    the update repo (note that updates are not upgrades and vice versa)

    so, you are kinda on you own to upgrade 2.32 > 3.0.3 there are lots of
    way to do that, some easier than others and if you break it you should
    fix it..

    if there is a compelling need to upgrade for a vital new feature you
    could download the source and compile/install..

    or you could momentarily add the Tumbleweed repo and install 3.0.3 from
    there...but i would not recommend that unless you are willing to fall
    back to 2.32 on your own if it fails...

    for sure you need to do reading about Tumbleweed in the wiki
    <http://tinyurl.com/69mj3zj> and the new Tumbleweed forum is just
    filling up with folks having problems with Tumbleweed software, see
    http://tinyurl.com/3ljwanm

    so weigh your needs vs the risks and search here:
    http://software.opensuse.org/

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    Default Re: Evolution update

    A quick search shows you probably want to use this one-click install:
    http://software.opensuse.org/ymp/GNO...uery=evolution

    (This is the repo it uses Index of /repositories/GNOME:/Evolution:/snapshot-master/openSUSE_11.4)

    As DenverD said you should be a bit careful as you're deviating from the supported release, but if worse comes to worse you can always uninstall Evolution, remove this repository and just re-install version 2.3 from the standard repository.

    Another option would be to use Tumbleweed. This is a version of Opensuse that tries to always have the latest packages, ie. it continuously updates. The trade-off of course is that it might be less stable than the main distribution as the packages have undergone less testing than those in 11.4 for example.

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