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Old 09-22-2004, 10:10 AM   #1
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Where slackware packages for gnome 2.8

Wondering where can we get gnome 2.8 (tgz for slackware)
Old 09-22-2004, 10:24 AM   #2
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Wait till it hits current, wait for the DLGNOME 2.8 release (coming soon), compile it yourself, use garnome...
Old 09-22-2004, 08:49 PM   #3
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Cool Dropline Gnome

If you haven't tried it yet, I'd highly recommend giving Dropline Gnome a try. I personally use it and love the added features that Todd (the developer) puts in. Be warned however that it will replace the standard Slackware GNOME, so if you want to uninstall it, may God be with you. That said, I think it's a superb implementation of GNOME and fills all of my needs for a desktop environment. Your mileage may vary, of course. Currently, Dropline GNOME 2.8.0-rc1 is out, but you might want to wait for the final version unless you're willing to file some bug reports. Hope that helps!
Old 10-11-2004, 09:53 AM   #4
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Unhappy Does dropline have a mirror site?

I like DLGNOME quite a bit myself. Yesterday I downloaded the installer from and fired it up
on my Slackware 10 system. I was having very strange problems where it seemed like the installer wasn't able to
retreive some data from I then went back in my browser to try again to notice the site is saying
the account has been suspended (check's in the mail? .

Does anyone know of a mirror site for dropline?
Old 10-11-2004, 09:59 AM   #5
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here are the torrents ...

1. just mount it with mount -o iso
2. copy everything to another dir and chmod -R 755
3. change path in /etc/dropline/cache_dir to your new dir
4. start installer and change to install everything from DISK

have a nice day

Old 10-11-2004, 08:35 PM   #6
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After trying to get into the torrent since early this afternoon, it appears is down.
Anyone know what happened to the dropline site and the torrent? I really want to try 2.8.0.
Old 10-11-2004, 09:01 PM   #7
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Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Can
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Its been slashdotted!!!

The recent discussion of droping gnome from slack was posted on slashdot yesterday and unfortunatly it means dropline has now been overrun by upset slackers with (suprise) nothing better to do than constantly visit that site for updates on the situation...
Old 10-11-2004, 09:56 PM   #8
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This Account Has Been Suspended
Please contact the billing/support department as soon as possible.

Makes one wonder about putting the reputation of one's distro on the line, no?
Old 10-11-2004, 11:11 PM   #9
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wow. that's serious.


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