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Old 06-05-2010, 09:16 PM   #1
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GNOME SlackBuild 2.30 for x86 and x86_64 released


GNOME SlackBuild 2.30 for x86 and x86_64 is released!

Things are very stable. A lot of weight has been trimmed in this release of GSB, and we now only need to replace two Slackware packages. The desktop is solid, responsive and polished and comes with a full set of great GNOME applications. Please make sure to read CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT to see what has changed in this release, and for a few potential gotchas. We have also written up a FAQ.TXT which has some further hints and tips about getting the most out of your new GNOME 2.30 desktop.

The next set of GNOME maintenance patches will be out in a few weeks. For now, enjoy!

Here are some of the features in GNOME SlackBuild 2.30:
  • A full GNOME Desktop 2.30.0, along with all great improvement in this series of GNOME including a better Nautilus, instant messaging with Empathy, Tomboy note syncing, document viewing with Evince, a Webkit backed Epiphany, and better accessibility with Orca.
  • Evolution 2.30.0, along with Exchange and Webcal plugins.
  • Mono C# 2.6.4 which is the open source, cross-platform, implementation of C# and compatible with Microsoft.NET
  • OpenOffice.org 3.2.0.10 with both KDE and GTK+2 widgets for better integration with your GNOME desktop.
  • GNOME office applications like Abiword 2.8.4 and Gnumeric 1.10.2.
  • Compiz 0.8.6 along with CCSM for GNOME eye candy.

Downloading GNOME SlackBuild 2.30:
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If you are a new comer to GSB, you can find full installation instructions on our web page:

http://gnomeslackbuild.org/download/

The full version of GNOME SlackBuild 2.30 is available for download from the our central servers at:

x86 32-bit:
http://mirrors.gnomeslackbuild.org/g...lackware-13.1/

x86_86
http://mirrors.gnomeslackbuild.org/g...ckware64-13.1/

If the sites are busy, see the list of official mirror sites here:

http://gnomeslackbuild.org/download/#mirrors

Have fun,

- The GNOME SlackBuild Team
 
Old 06-05-2010, 09:22 PM   #2
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So if your running a fresh install of 13.1 x86_64 and applied Eric's Multilib's, what are the potential issues??
 
Old 06-06-2010, 01:20 AM   #3
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Yay! :-)
 
Old 06-06-2010, 02:35 AM   #4
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So if your running a fresh install of 13.1 x86_64 and applied Eric's Multilib's, what are the potential issues??
Slapt-get may replace the multilib packages with the originals, as it does not check /etc/slackpkg/blacklist. In the past, I've simply excluded/blacklisted them in /etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc. You may want/need to blacklist other packages you've created from SBo or elsewhere.

Slapt-getrc also provides a way to assign package priority, based on tagging your source lines (OFFICIAL, CUSTOM... )

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Old 06-06-2010, 05:27 AM   #5
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Slapt-get may replace the multilib packages with the originals, as it does not check /etc/slackpkg/blacklist. In the past, I've simply excluded/blacklisted them in /etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc. You may want/need to blacklist other packages you've created from SBo or elsewhere.

Slapt-getrc also provides a way to assign package priority, based on tagging your source lines (OFFICIAL, CUSTOM... )
GSB 2.30 only replaces glib2 and gtk+2 (so nothing listed in the blacklist). It should not cause you any multilib problems. If you are using GSB's x86_64 glib2 and gtk+2 packages, you can use AlienBOB's convert script:

http://connie.slackware.com/~alien/m...rtpkg-compat32

To manually convert GSB's 32-bit glib2 and gtk+2 packages keep full multilib compatibility.
 
Old 06-06-2010, 09:53 AM   #6
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Upgrading from 2.30 RC1

ZOMG I registered! Anyway...

If any of you were running GSB 2.30 RC1, you can simply upgrade your installation to the final version with slapt-get or gslapt. Be certain to reload/refresh your repositories first.

Have fun! :^)

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Old 06-06-2010, 10:03 AM   #7
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Upgraded last night. Are there KDE/XFCE menu options somewhere that I'm missing?
 
Old 06-06-2010, 10:16 AM   #8
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Are there KDE/XFCE menu options somewhere that I'm missing?
You can try editing the menus (right-click -> edit menu), and enabling the menu entries you'd like to appear.
 
Old 06-06-2010, 02:34 PM   #9
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Where was the old KDE/XFCE menu entry in the previous versions?
 
Old 06-06-2010, 05:00 PM   #10
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What is the total download size for a full install? thanks
 
Old 06-06-2010, 05:44 PM   #11
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What is the total download size for a full install? thanks
PACKAGES.TXT; Sun Jun 6 02:19:01 BST 2010

This file provides details on the GNOME SlackBuild packages found
in the ./gsb/ directory.

Total size of all packages (compressed): 380 MB
Total size of all packages (uncompressed): 1463 MB

That's an absolute full install, which includes OpenOffice, the full Mono C# suite, all the development tools.

If you install the standard gsb-desktop, it should be around 500MB (uncompressed).
 
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:14 PM   #12
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Steve and Chip,
I'm glad to see that the polkit stuff is useful for you guys (without rebuilding it). I tried to keep all of the gtk/gnome stuff in Slackware up to date, so hopefully that helped out a bit too :-) Too bad gtk+2-2.20.x didn't make the cut - 2.20.0 had some sort of bug (I don't recall what now) that made it unacceptable...
 
Old 06-07-2010, 12:22 AM   #13
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from INSTALL.TXT
Code:
  $ slapt-get -c /etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc.gsb -y --retry 10 --upgrade
  $ slapt-get -c /etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc.gsb -y --retry 10 --install gsb-complete
what worked for me
Code:
  $ slapt-get -c /etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc.gsb -y --retry 10 --upgrade
  $ slapt-get -c /etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc.gsb -y --retry 10 --install-set gsb-complete
Appendix C only described a set called gsb-desktop.

Is there a convenient utility/method to add xfce/kde menu items into gnome?

Where are the files which store the menu configuration? I need to backup the menu, just in case.

Apps installed via sbopkg, will they be added automatically to the gnome menu? Thanks.

Last edited by pokipoki08; 06-07-2010 at 12:24 AM.
 
Old 06-07-2010, 12:25 AM   #14
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Steve and Chip,
I'm glad to see that the polkit stuff is useful for you guys (without rebuilding it). I tried to keep all of the gtk/gnome stuff in Slackware up to date, so hopefully that helped out a bit too :-) Too bad gtk+2-2.20.x didn't make the cut - 2.20.0 had some sort of bug (I don't recall what now) that made it unacceptable...
You're probably talking about http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/18904 which affects thunar at the very least.
 
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After installing gsb, thunar doesn't respond after a few mouse clicks. Is it just me?
 
  


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