LinuxQuestions.org
View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 04-23-2005, 08:42 AM   #1
mazebane
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: UK
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 42

Rep: Reputation: 15
GSB v GWare


I like gnome but im not quite sure which way to go.
I have tried Dropline but i want to try one of the others.
Can anyone give me any pointers on the difference between GSB and GWare please.
 
Old 04-24-2005, 05:00 AM   #2
__J
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Distribution: Slackware, ROCK
Posts: 1,973

Rep: Reputation: 46
GSB will build a gnome desktop for you, along with some apps. GWARE is prebuilt binary packages you can install ( if you get a good mirror you can download and install a full desktop in about 20-30 mins.). personally, I like GWARE better because it's faster, but it doesn't come with everything you might want.
 
Old 04-24-2005, 04:51 PM   #3
Franklin
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2002
Distribution: Slackware, WinXP, Windows 7
Posts: 1,253

Rep: Reputation: 55
I presently run 2 Slackware partitions:

1. Slackware-current with KDE 3.3.2 and the Linuce-Gnome 2.8.3+ (http://linuce.free.fr/slackware/10.1/gnome-2.8.3+/) packages. This is , I think, a good solution for those who want the Gnome/GTK2 libs for apps like Bluefish-1.0 or Gnumeric etc. but are using KDE as their desktop environment.

2. Slackware-current with no KDE (because I am unhappy thus far with KDE 3.4) and the Freerock-Gnome-2.10 packages (http://gsb.sf.net). This is the Gnome setup for those who want to use Gnome as their DE and feel, as I do, that Dropline is not the solution for them.

The LiNuCe Gnome build is very clean and somewhat spartan (apps-wise), but does the trick to enable the successful compiling/installing of you favorite GTK2 or Gnome applications/packages by providing the otherwise missing dependencies. The Freerock-Gnome package set is robust without taking over your Slackware install.

Both play nicely with the 2.4.29 kernel.

Evolution in Freerock is compiled with Ximian connector. Evolution in LiNuCe's Gnome build is not.

Also, a word to the wise - these solutions are best used with a stable installation. Meaning, that you are not upgrading on a regular basis from the -current tree. Upgrades will over-write the libraries and may break things from time to time. Remember, PV is placing many GTK2 and Gnome libs in /l. Every time you upgradepkg from /l you run the risk of overwriting a lib that is reguired by whichever 3rd party Gnome solution you choose. This is not a deal breaker - just some added thought and preparedness required in the maintainance department. PV does not worry about whether his changes to current will screw up 3rd party applications - nor should he.

For the record, I have tried Dropline in the past and was not happy with it for a variety of reasons, but it worked fine - very well in fact. Just a "subjective" descision.

My 2 cents - Happy Slacking!
 
Old 04-25-2005, 02:11 AM   #4
mazebane
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: UK
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 42

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks for those replies, i didnt realise the ximian conector was in GSB frg but that is usefull as i may put it on my works laptop and try and connect to the excahnge server
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gware 2.12.0? jmdlcar Slackware 29 10-27-2005 07:08 PM
Gware working fine on Slack 10.2 rsamurti Slackware - Installation 1 10-01-2005 01:10 PM
GTK application problems after GSB removal... ateam Slackware 7 04-14-2005 10:56 AM
GWARE or GSB? Oholiab Slackware 11 03-31-2005 10:28 PM
GSB [Gnome Slackbuild] Xian Slackware 27 03-12-2005 07:53 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:24 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration