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Old 10-06-2012, 06:44 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 10-06-2012, 07:16 PM   #2
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As far as I know, the project is dead.

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Old 10-06-2012, 07:30 PM   #3
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As far as I know, the project is dead.

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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.
 
Old 10-06-2012, 07:43 PM   #4
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Kudos for their effort, and for me, Gnome died before GSB.
 
Old 10-06-2012, 08:31 PM   #5
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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.

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Old 10-07-2012, 12:38 AM   #6
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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.
 
Old 10-07-2012, 05:13 AM   #7
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Keep Gnomes in the garden, and off the desktop.
 
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:09 PM   #8
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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 ».
 
Old 10-07-2012, 03:31 PM   #9
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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

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Old 10-07-2012, 04:13 PM   #10
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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!
 
Old 10-07-2012, 04:27 PM   #11
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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.
 
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:29 PM   #12
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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.
 
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:53 PM   #13
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Isn't the Salix project covering that?

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ckware-938148/
 
Old 10-07-2012, 06:58 PM   #14
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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.
 
Old 10-07-2012, 10:09 PM   #15
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As far as I know, the project is dead.
Ouch. It came in handy for me a couple of times

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