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[SuSE Linux] Fwd: RHAD Labs announces GNOME 1.0 RPMS for Red Hat Linux 5.2
- From: mperry@xxxxxxxxx (Michael Perry)
- Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 10:56:46 -0700 (PDT)
- Message-id: <199904131756.KAA00691@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I am forwarding this message from the gnome mailing list in the hopes
that SuSE Management will see that supporting gnome with periodic
releases of enhanced rpm packages is a good idea!! I would like to
encourage SuSE to take a look at enhancing their releases of rpm
updates to include updating gnome to the latest level. Many people
would like to try gnome but are dissuaded by the rather unusual package
dependencies and the intricacies of compiling almost 20 programs that
may have a whole bunch of other requirements.
I am quite interested in building the later versions of the gnome core,
control-center, and libs from sources; but I also think that releasing
rpm packs is a great way for a new person to see what something like
gnome has to offer.
Thanks for reading this!!
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RHAD Labs Announces GNOME 1.0 For Red Hat Linux 5.2
RHAD Labs is proud to present a collection of RPMS for GNOME 1.0 which
have been crafted to fit cleanly into a stock Red Hat Linux 5.2
system. This release is representative of over a year of work by RHAD Labs
and the GNOME community to create a free desktop.
We have extensively tested GNOME 1.0, and feel this release
of RPMS is a significantly more stable environment than the
initial 1.0 release. If you tried the initial set of RPMS we encourage
you to upgrade - you will be impressed.
In particular, here are some of the issues with the initial 1.0
release that RHAD Labs have addressed:
- Owen Taylor has implemented a simpler and more reliable
session management (SM) mechanism. Layered on top of the core
GNOME SM libraries, the new mechanism allows the user the
option of saving their desktop state only when they want it to,
instead of automatically when they log out. We have found
this to work extremely well with our test subjects at Red Hat.
- Federico de Mena and Jonathan Blandford have been working
for several months on making gmc (the GNOME file manager) stable
and functional. The latest version (4.5.30) is a vast improvement
over its state in Jan/Feb 1999.
- David Mason has updated his extensive GNOME User's Guide
(over 100 pages!), which Red Hat is releasing under the GPL,
as well as updating help text for the GNOME Control Center
and the GNOME Panel.
- The Rasterman has a new version of Enlightenment which
addresses many bugs people have reported, and has a few
new themes (hint: now you can really confuse your WindowMaker friends).
- Jonathan Blandford has written a new Mime Type capplet which allows
you to define actions associated with a particular file type
(you can specify the .gif files are to be opened with ee, and
.png files are to be opened with the GIMP, for example). Bugs in
existing capplets have been fixed as well.
- Dr Mike has been working on more closely integrating GNOME and
the Red Hat distribution, as well as being in charge of building
this new set of Red Hat RPMS for GNOME.
- the Labs members and the rest of the GNOME community have fixed
hundreds of reported bugs.
This set of RPMS was built using gcc on the Intel platform (previous
RPMS were built with egcs, which causes some confusion since the
default cc on RH 5.2 is gcc).
How To Get GNOME
An HTML guide is available at <A HREF="http://www.gnome.org/start/getting_rh.shtml"><A HREF="http://www.gnome.org/start/getting_rh.shtml</A">http://www.gnome.org/start/getting_rh.shtml</A</A>>
If you have a packaging related question about these GNOME RPMS, you can
email Dr Mike at <drmike@xxxxxxxxxx>.
All GNOME functionality bugs should be reported to the GNOME bugtracking
<A HREF="http://bugs.gnome.org/Reporting.html"><A HREF="http://bugs.gnome.org/Reporting.html</A">http://bugs.gnome.org/Reporting.html</A</A>>
the RHAD Labs Team
<A HREF="http://www.labs.redhat.com"><A HREF="http://www.labs.redhat.com</A">http://www.labs.redhat.com</A</A>>
FAQ: Frequently-Asked Questions at <A HREF="http://www.gnome.org/gnomefaq"><A HREF="http://www.gnome.org/gnomefaq</A">http://www.gnome.org/gnomefaq</A</A>>
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