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dugan 10-06-2012 05:44 PM

Is GnomeSlackBuild dead?
 
Is GnomeSlackBuild dead?

Last GitHub activity: 3 months ago. I would have expected a storm of activity since then, to keep up with the slackware-current updates.

Development mailing list: last post was in January.

Alien Bob 10-06-2012 06:16 PM

As far as I know, the project is dead.

Eric

hitest 10-06-2012 06:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alien Bob (Post 4799056)
As far as I know, the project is dead.

Eric

That is too bad. GSB was a very good version of Gnome for Slackware, I ran it a few times. In my opinion Pat made the right call ditching Gnome years ago. The selection of DE/WMs in Slackware 14.0 is exceptional.

kabamaru 10-06-2012 06:43 PM

Kudos for their effort, and for me, Gnome died before GSB.

dugan 10-06-2012 07:31 PM

Agreed with the two posts above. GSB was a good project that maintained an excellent relationship with the Slackware community. I'm sad to see it go.

Knightron 10-06-2012 11:38 PM

The fact is people participate in development or package maintaining usually because they have an interest in the project in someway.
Not sure, but maybe, the GSB team weren't happy with the direction Gnome took with Gnome3.

brianL 10-07-2012 04:13 AM

Keep Gnomes in the garden, and off the desktop. :)

Didier Spaier 10-07-2012 02:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brianL (Post 4799254)
Keep Gnomes in the garden, and off the desktop. :)

How kitsch! Not in my garden, please. Reminds me of the movie « Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain ».

dugan 10-07-2012 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Didier Spaier (Post 4799603)
How kitsch! Not in my garden, please. Reminds me of the movie « Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain ».

Or that special achievement in Half Life 2 Episode 2.

EDIT: This apparently has a Wikipedia article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travelling_gnome_prank

Didier Spaier 10-07-2012 03:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dugan (Post 4799617)
Or that special achievement in Half Life 2 Episode 2.

EDIT: This apparently has a Wikipedia article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travelling_gnome_prank

Good catch!

ReaperX7 10-07-2012 03:27 PM

Gnome2 is still a fairly decent desktop environment compared to Gnome3. Gnome2 is kinda like Xfce as it's fairly lightweight and all. I know the BSDs and other UNIX systems still use Gnome2 in some ways.

Gnome3 is just a mangled train wreck. Even the Gnome developers hate Gnome3.

volkerdi 10-07-2012 05:29 PM

I'd like to see a MATESlackBuild project, but won't be taking it on myself. If anyone wants to do that though, I'd be happy to work with the project to make sure that we've got a proper foundation for it, much like we did with GSB.

dugan 10-07-2012 05:53 PM

Isn't the Salix project covering that?

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ckware-938148/

Didier Spaier 10-07-2012 05:58 PM

It is. And all the dependencies listed can benefit of either a package included in Slackware 14 or a SlackBuild provided @ http://slackbuilds.org.

So, this project seems feasible.

jjthomas 10-07-2012 09:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alien Bob (Post 4799056)
As far as I know, the project is dead.

Ouch. It came in handy for me a couple of times

-JJ


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