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Old 04-01-2020, 10:37 AM   #16
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As said this is a development in progress testing packages. So you are mostly on your own. I can tell you that over here those things work. Also probably this is due to the install order, some packages needs to be installed before the others some schemas needs to be
updated etc...
No worries. Just pointing out my findings in case other people run into the same problem.
 
Old 04-01-2020, 04:39 PM   #17
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@saxa Out of curiousity, would it still be possible to compile gnome 2.32 on slackware 14.2/current?
 
Old 04-01-2020, 07:24 PM   #18
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@saxa Out of curiousity, would it still be possible to compile gnome 2.32 on slackware 14.2/current?
To be honest I have no idea, but most probably yes with some work. I think problem would be to have the correct glib/gtk set underneath. But for the rest surely yes. You can try by grabbing the DLG_2_32 branch on sf.net by:

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svn co https://sourceforge.net/p/dropline-gnome/code/HEAD/tree/dbs/branches/DLG_2_32 DLG_2_32
Only problem is that dbs at that time had no buildall function so you would have to go the packages one by one.
But there is also the compile-order-2.32 in etc/ of dbs.

Actually looking at the stuff in there probably at the time was targeted for slackware 14.0 .

Good luck anyway
 
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Old 04-01-2020, 07:30 PM   #19
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Actually I see that there is a buildall.sh in the DBS tree. And it was targeted at Slackware 13.1 but if you take the DLG_2_32_SLACK_1337
branch you should be closer to 14.x series of Slackware.
 
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Old 06-02-2020, 09:01 AM   #20
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Dear saxa.

is it necessary to install the packages from the unoffical directory as well to get a working GNOME on -current?

Greetings
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Old 06-02-2020, 09:49 AM   #21
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Yes, they are part of the build, they are in the unofficial directory because they are not part of Dropline GNOME build, and I
hope that we can get them into official Slackware until 15 is released. If not they will become part of dropline GNOME.

But this will be clear only after we see Slackware 15.
 
Old 06-02-2020, 09:50 AM   #22
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PS: Remember that those are for Slackware64-current and not 14.2
 
Old 06-02-2020, 09:51 AM   #23
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Great to hear. I have installed all packages (on -current) but still GDM does not start. I have modified rc.4 because it tries to execute /usr/sbin/gdm -nodaemon but this parameter does not exist anymore. I have also tried to start it directly from a console but nothing seems to happen.
 
Old 06-02-2020, 10:02 AM   #24
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Dont waste your time, unless you want to fix it GDM does not work as of now. You have to start gnome with startx.
Wayland is also not working in standalone, but only with --nested from an X11 session. This is why is it still in testing.
 
Old 06-02-2020, 09:10 PM   #25
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do we have a time frame when gdm mite end up working again?
 
Old 06-03-2020, 05:42 AM   #26
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Right now it is not my priority, as if I am not wrong you can start gnome also using some other desktop manager. I personally want to concentrate in other stuff like complete the packages and prepare the installer for start testing both architectures, x86-64 and i686.
But to speak about the time frame I plan to release the new version when we have a stable release of what is slackware current today.

It is no sense to have something released for current as it is a moving target. Lots othings can change still and this means that
at some point it is needed to recompile and fix.

But if somebody wants to invest some time in fixing gdm build and make it working I am happy to accept patches and corrections. Same is for any other package we have right now.
 
Old 06-03-2020, 10:01 AM   #27
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saxa,
how many people are working on Dropline at the moment?
 
Old 06-03-2020, 10:04 AM   #28
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just me afaik.
 
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Old 06-03-2020, 10:41 AM   #29
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That's a pity and you're a hero. I have only good memories of Dropline. Once upon a time I used it extensively around GNOME 2.16.

I wish you all the best.
 
Old 06-03-2020, 11:37 AM   #30
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Thanks solarfields, I keep it up as I use it for my work and also I like how gnome 3 has evolved. Already used to it
 
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