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bartgymnast 12-13-2012 01:50 AM

Dropline Gnome 3.6 ALPHA - Released !
 
dropline GNOME 3.6 ALPHA Ė Released !

Hi peeps, its a happy day today , the end of the world !

Today 12-12-12 the day of the check-sound (one,two, one,two, one,two) we have also a nice surprise, we reached the ALPHA state for our dropline GNOME 3.6 release.

Get the installers for Slackware 14.0 from here:

32bit
dropline-installer-3.6_r4104-i686-1dl.txz
dropline-installer-3.6_r4104-i686-1dl.txz.md5

64bit
dropline-installer-3.6_r4104-x86_64-1dl.txz
dropline-installer-3.6_r4104-x86_64-1dl.txz.md5

This release is probably one of the best releases done up to today, at least at first sight I can say that the desktop is really stable.

All this was possible thanks two 2 big developers who lost a lot of time building and fixing the packages:

Mr. Eugen Wissner and Mr. Bart Van Der Hall

My personal thanks to them for their great work. I can also say that also other people was involved in this release and we all are really thankful to all of you.

Thatís it, please test the release and report whatever you find wrong.

From now on we will concentrate on updating the packages and fixing bugs. We will start cleaning up what is wrong and creating a unified default theme. After we fix most of that stuff we can quickly do BETA stage and after that RC.

If you feel that there is not a program shipped which could benefit all of us speak now and step up, BETA stage will be only for fixing bugs and no new programs will be added.

Thatís it, test, test, test, and report !

The dropline GNOME development team

stormtracknole 12-13-2012 07:16 AM

Thank you and the rest of the team for doing this. Will definitely give it a try.

stormtracknole 12-13-2012 07:28 AM

I take it that this needs to be done on a clean install? How many, if any baseline Slackware packages get replaced?

saxa 12-13-2012 09:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stormtracknole (Post 4848452)
I take it that this needs to be done on a clean install? How many, if any baseline Slackware packages get replaced?

We have not counted how many are replaced, but there are very few of them. Basically whatever is on gnome servers it was updated to what gnome needs.
On this release we use Slackwares Firefox since its up to date and Pat does a great job keeping it up to date all the time.

A warning. This is an ALPHA release, and I had troubles getting it installed yesterday night on a x86-64 machine. SO please be patient while we do fixes to get it
install cleanly.

If possible report on our ML or create tickets on sf.net trac.

Rgds
Saxa

stormtracknole 12-13-2012 09:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saxa (Post 4848507)
We have not counted how many are replaced, but there are very few of them. Basically whatever is on gnome servers it was updated to what gnome needs.
On this release we use Slackwares Firefox since its up to date and Pat does a great job keeping it up to date all the time.

A warning. This is an ALPHA release, and I had troubles getting it installed yesterday night on a x86-64 machine. SO please be patient while we do fixes to get it
install cleanly.

If possible report on our ML or create tickets on sf.net trac.

Rgds
Saxa

Cool! Thanks for the info. I may fire up a virtual machine and install it there. :)

saxa 12-13-2012 09:25 AM

Yes, for sure its better to try into a VM. Otherwise you can download all the packages and put them into /var/cache/dropline-installer and start the installer.
It should install you all the stuff. Don't forget to put also the relative .md5 checksum files.

dugan 12-13-2012 09:31 AM

Congratulations!

saxa 12-13-2012 09:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dugan (Post 4848533)
Congratulations!

Many thanks, and you are very welcome.

solarfields 12-13-2012 12:38 PM

it is great to hear Dropline is active! I have really good memories from using your GNOME releases in the past and have gotten great help in the forum. I wish you all the best! :):):)

saxa 12-13-2012 12:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by solarfields (Post 4848664)
it is great to hear Dropline is active! I have really good memories from using your GNOME releases in the past and have gotten great help in the forum. I wish you all the best! :):):)

Many many thanks.

By the way I have to say that the 64bit installer is not working as expected. For now the solution is to download and install by hand.

Anybody can confirm if 32bit install works ok ? It worked on my virtual machines on both archs but trying it from zero again its not working at least the 64 bit one.

Rgds
Saxa

stormtracknole 12-13-2012 03:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saxa (Post 4848668)
Many many thanks.

By the way I have to say that the 64bit installer is not working as expected. For now the solution is to download and install by hand.

Anybody can confirm if 32bit install works ok ? It worked on my virtual machines on both archs but trying it from zero again its not working at least the 64 bit one.

Rgds
Saxa

Doing a 32-bit install right now. Seems to be downloading and working.

saxa 12-13-2012 03:14 PM

Ok hopefully it gets through. Probably the problem is only on 64bit.

stormtracknole 12-13-2012 03:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saxa (Post 4848806)
Ok hopefully it gets through. Probably the problem is only on 64bit.

Well, as soon as I typed that, the downloads stopped. Not sure if your server is getting hammered or not. Looks like bandwidth is being maxed out.

saxa 12-13-2012 03:55 PM

Yep, thats Barts server, he does not have much bandwith, I will try to copy all of his files onto droplinegnome.org.

babbab 12-13-2012 09:25 PM

I tried to install dropline gnome alpha version today. and I'm reporting it failed.
when it tried to install pango it says i'm missing libharfbuzz.so something.
and after that I needed to install fresh copy of slackware 14
man I need install virtual box before try something like this


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