Gnome 2 stuff

Greg Schafer gschafer at
Mon Aug 19 16:22:58 PDT 2002

On Mon, Aug 19, 2002 at 03:33:08PM -0500, Larry Lawrence wrote:
> I think I found out why Mandrake went with Metacity.  I'll go slowly.
> libglade-2 -> rep-gtk-0.16 -> sawfish-1.1a  (new and improved)
> libglade-1 -> rep-gtk-0.15 -> sawfish-1.1   (GNOME)
> but: rep-gtk-0.16 only has the GTK-2 bindings and it libglade libraries 
> don't work even if you move the la library and link the so library (which 
> install did not do). What worked for me was:
> libglade-1 -> libglade 2. -> rep-gtk-0.15 -> rep-gtk-016 -> sawfish -1.1a
> but: rep-gtk-0.15 would not compile until I hacked it, so now I need look 
> for a patch.
> All that to get a themer!
> Final question for the GNOME experts.  Is the themer really needed in 
> sawfish for GNOME2?  Does GNOME2 take over that responsibility?

Not a Gnome expert. I'm not even sure whether the BLFS goal is offer
Gnome1 and Gnome2 or just Gnome2 by itself. And I haven't looked at
Sawfish for a very long time (even for Gnome1) but I am pretty sure
that a Sawfish themer would not be handled by Gnome2 itself.

Save yourself some pain. Drop Sawfish altogether and go with Metacity :)

Sidenote - IceWM is a superb replacement for Sawfish in Gnome1.

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