Where is Gnome 45?

I was having some problems with my Gnome settings page not wanting to into dark mode, when I noticed my Gnome-Desktop package was stuck on 44, even though 45 has been out since September of 2023.

here is a screenshot for my result of command ‘pacman -Ss gnome-’ :

and even stranger the offical arch linux extra repo package for gnome-desktop seems to be stuck on 44.0-1, even though I have seen several posts (including on this forum) talking about Gnome 45 being available on arch linux.

What is going on here? Am I stupid or crazy? Idk how I didn’t notice this until now, because I update my system regularly.

No clue what they are actually numbering or calling their versions. I’m relatively new to Gnome. But I have the same version numbers. A lot of gnome-software is on version 45.x

9 extra/gnome-shell-extensions 45.2-1 (147.3 KiB 717.4 KiB) [gnome] 
82 extra/gnome-system-monitor 45.0.2-1 (797.2 KiB 4.6 MiB) [gnome] (Installiert)
81 extra/gnome-initial-setup 45.0-2 (509.7 KiB 1.8 MiB) 
78 extra/gnome-themes-extra 3.28+r6+g45b1d457-1 (2.5 MiB 4.4 MiB) (Installiert)
77 extra/gnome-disk-utility 45.1-1 (1.0 MiB 6.4 MiB) [gnome] (Installiert)
76 extra/gnome-control-center 45.2-2 (6.5 MiB 21.7 MiB) [gnome] (Installiert)
74 extra/gnome-connections 45.0-1 (192.4 KiB 902.0 KiB) [gnome] 
72 extra/gnome-backgrounds 45.0-1 (29.5 MiB 32.6 MiB) [gnome] 
71 extra/gnome-text-editor 45.3-1 (453.5 KiB 2.0 MiB) [gnome] (Installiert)
70 extra/gnome-font-viewer 45.0-1 (196.2 KiB 1.0 MiB) [gnome] 
68 extra/gnome-screenshot 41.0+r25+g45f08f0-1 (180.5 KiB 849.4 KiB) (Installiert)
65 extra/gnome-characters 45.0-1 (482.1 KiB 3.4 MiB) [gnome] 
61 extra/gnome-remote-desktop 45.1-1 (237.4 KiB 979.2 KiB) [gnome] 
59 extra/gnome-user-docs 45.1-1 (10.2 MiB 52.9 MiB) [gnome] 
55 extra/gnome-settings-daemon 45.1-1 (952.5 KiB 5.8 MiB) [gnome] (Installiert)
52 extra/gnome-firmware 45.0-1 (120.4 KiB 492.0 KiB) 
51 extra/gnome-contacts 45.0-1 (450.5 KiB 2.0 MiB) [gnome] (Installiert)
47 extra/gnome-calendar 45.1-1 (467.7 KiB 1.9 MiB) [gnome] (Installiert)
45 extra/gnome-session 45.0-1 (335.5 KiB 1.4 MiB) [gnome] (Installiert)
43 extra/gnome-weather 45.0-1 (149.0 KiB 692.0 KiB) [gnome] (Installiert)
41 extra/gnome-console 45.0-1 (146.9 KiB 538.0 KiB) [gnome] (Installiert)
39 extra/gnome-calculator 45.0.2-1 (2.0 MiB 9.4 MiB) [gnome] (Installiert)
36 extra/gnome-builder 45.0-3 (10.5 MiB 25.7 MiB) [gnome-extra] (Installiert)
26 extra/gnome-sudoku 45.4-1 (365.3 KiB 1.4 MiB) [gnome-extra] 
22 extra/gnome-tweaks 45.0-1 (275.0 KiB 1.6 MiB) [gnome-extra] (Installiert)
19 extra/gnome-clocks 45.0-1 (394.3 KiB 1.6 MiB) [gnome] (Installiert)
18 extra/gnome-music 1:45.0-1 (465.5 KiB 3.1 MiB) [gnome] 
15 extra/gnome-boxes 45.0-1 (935.3 KiB 5.8 MiB) [gnome-extra] (Installiert)
14 extra/gnome-shell 1:45.3-1 (1.8 MiB 14.0 MiB) [gnome] (Installiert)
12 extra/gnome-usage 45.0-1 (124.8 KiB 432.9 KiB) (Installiert)
9 extra/gnome-software 45.3-1 (1.9 MiB 10.6 MiB) [gnome] (Installiert)
7 extra/gnome-logs 45beta-1 (227.7 KiB 934.2 KiB) [gnome] (Installiert)
6 extra/gnome-maps 45.3-1 (925.9 KiB 4.8 MiB) [gnome] (Installiert)
3 extra/gnome-tour 45.0-1 (699.4 KiB 2.1 MiB) [gnome] 

But Plasma versioning (until they cleaned up for Plasma 6) was confusing as well

Plasma 5.xxx, KDE Frameworks V 100.x, KDE Gear 23.08.

Check Settings > About > System Details.

You should be on Gnome version 45.3.

$ gnome-shell --version
GNOME Shell 45.3

These are libraries used by other GNOME components. Despite the naming, they are not to be mistaken as the GNOME Desktop Environment.

$ pacman -Ss gnome-desktop
extra/gnome-desktop 1:44.0-1 [installed]
    Library with common API for various GNOME modules (GTK3)
extra/gnome-desktop-4 1:44.0-1 [installed]
    Library with common API for various GNOME modules (GTK4)
extra/gnome-desktop-common 1:44.0-1 [installed]
    Library with common API for various GNOME modules (common files)