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ULB GNOME 2.8.0 Released 23

riggwelter writes "FootNotes reports the availability of GNOME 2.8.0 packages for SUSE Linux. For the first time, a new GNOME desktop release is available for SUSE within a couple of weeks of the source release."
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ULB GNOME 2.8.0 Released

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  • Even though I started with suse I keep finding it more and more bloated (notice i'm not mentioning any desktop environments) no matter with what UI you use it. It also seems to move in the madrake direction. It is starting to use it's own personalized all-in-one configuration/setup utilities which lock out more "expert" user options. If I want to edit something in another distro I look for the file in /etc, here I have to look for diferent suse config files, and check to see why X option is greyed out in ya
  • Has anyone tried rebuilding the src rpms from here to get them to work for other rpm distros like the Redhats? Or is there another good source of src rpms to use? I used to get my RH 9 gnome rpms from Ximian, but they seem to have stopped updating for 9. Alas.
  • Beat them over the head with a stick.... C'mon, I don't want to end up compiling all of the packages just to find out that the official Slackware ones were posted the day after I finish compiling and installing.
    • Dropline's release should be happening soon. It's put out two release candidates. Drop by the Dropline forums to see what's going on.

      One issue for Slackware, and Dropline, is that some of the new goodies in Gnome 2.8 use hal and dbus, which require a 2.6 kernel. Slack runs fine with a 2,6 kernel, but ships with a 2.4 kernel.

      I wouldn't be surprised to see Slackware move to Gnome 2.8, KDE 3.3 and a 2.6 kernel via a point release.
  • by reallocate ( 142797 ) on Thursday September 30, 2004 @07:50AM (#10392849)
    I installed it last night on SuSE 9.1 Pro. Appears to be very well done.

    Quibbles: It doesn't include hal and dbus; OpenOffice won't launch ("...libvcl645li.so: undefined symbol: XineramaIsActive"); install instructions seem out of synch and in need of updating.
    • Just discovered that OpenOffice isn't part of ULB_Gnome. Must have been dragged in from one of the other sources in the suggested source.list.
    • I installed it last night on SuSE 9.1 Pro. Appears to be very well done.

      You mean, it didn't mess up your Nautilus icons, leaving a blank-paper icon above everything?

      • Yes and no. I've now installed twice. The first install was over a complete 9.1 install. The desktop looked very good; one of the Smooth variations is the default theme. I added dbus and hal successfully, but broke things trying to install a volume manager that could. So, I re-installed a KDE-less SuSE and then reinstalled ULB. This time the root desktop was fine, but the user desktop was as you described: blank paper icons. Deleting every Gnome-related config file in my home directory didn't improve thin

Each new user of a new system uncovers a new class of bugs. -- Kernighan