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Old 05-05-2004, 07:40 PM   #1
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Gnome 2.6 in the 'current' branch? (+Questions about Dropline)


When can we expect to see Gnome 2.6 in the current branch? I don't really feel like compiling all these gazillion of MB's on my old P3.

Also, what exactly is the difference between the "real" Gnome 2.6 and Dropline Gnome? It's supposed to be a Slack-optimized Gnome, but what does that mean? And can the installer just upgrade my default Slack 9.1 Gnome to Dropline Gnome 2.6? I also heard some complaints about Dropline being slower than the real Gnome, so I am a bit reluctant to install it.

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Old 05-05-2004, 08:29 PM   #2
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Yes, dropline will upgrade your Gnome to Gnome 2.6, and also a LOT of other packages. It will also substitude a couple of packages for other (for example XFree86 4.x for X.org). There is a way I don't remember right now to tell the installer which packages you don't want "upgraded" if thats the case. About slack-optimized, it is just compiled for i686 instead of i486. I hope it gives you an idea.
 
Old 05-05-2004, 09:09 PM   #3
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In the dropline installer, there's a preferences menu entry -- follow that and there's an option which says something like

"Do not remove obsolete software."

By obsolete they mean XFree86 and xmms, to name a couple.
(replaced by xorg and beep media player, respectively.)

Beep is nice, but it's not a replacement for xmms yet. It's just a gtk port with a lot of bugs at this point. Xorg I have no problem with.

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Old 05-05-2004, 10:07 PM   #4
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I do not run dropline but have in the past. The concerns about it are not with speed. It should run as fast or faster than the Slack stock version. The concerns are listed above, security and ease of removal. It adds PAM to your system ( or used to anyway) which Pat V. feels is too insecure to include. Most other distros use it however. It changes lots of config files. It has an uninstall but those config files are still overwritten. You almost have to reinstall Slack to get rid of every last vestige of it.
 
Old 05-06-2004, 08:20 AM   #5
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Thanks for the answers. Still, any idea when Gnome 2.6 will be in the 'current' branch? I'm new to Slack and don't know how stuff like this is managed, and how long something like this takes. (But since KDE 3.2.2 is already available in current it seems a bit odd that Gnome 2.6 isn't.)
 
Old 05-06-2004, 10:06 AM   #6
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You are right, KDE was in really guick when it jumped. Pat V. will only put it in when he is satisfied that the current release is stable. As long as 2.6 has been out, one can only assume that he thinks it is not yet ready for primetime service.
 
Old 05-06-2004, 12:32 PM   #7
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http://slackpacks.tchelinux.com.br/Gnome-2.6/

Hi,

I've downloaded and installed the packages found at http://slackpacks.tchelinux.com.br/Gnome-2.6/

They don't seem to be well packaged... They miss "schemas" or something like this. I've heard that someone was able to fix this and the author of the packages says that they work for him.

I would like to know if anybody else have tried this packages and, specialy, if someone was able to fix this problem.

Thanks in advance.

Bye

SnOp
 
  


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