Gnome update

Scot Mc Pherson scot at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Aug 26 13:57:36 PDT 2002


On Mon, 26 Aug 2002 12:27:17 -0400, Larry Lawrence wrote:

> From where the book stands today, I will be adding:
> 
> libIDL-0.6.8 -> ORBit-0.5.8 -> gnome-libs-1.4.2
> 
> This should give us capabilities to run gnome applications in other
> environments (KDE, sawfish, fluxbox, etc).
> 
> Then I am turning my attention to the Gnome2 desktop environment, which
> I personally don't think needs to be finished for BLFS-1.0 to go out,
> mainly becouse I don't think I can do it fast enough.  If I understand
> the process, the additions will go to cvs after the tagging of Version
> 1.0.
> 
> For those following this process, I have fallen off my neutral position.
> The main reason is that when you go to www.gnome.org, you won't find any
> mention of gnome 1.4.  Go to get gnome and your presented 2.0 and 2.0.1.
>  I am also concerned that development will stop on the forked programs.
> 
> This is a heads up to Mark and others that if you want a full gnome 1.4
> environment, someone else will need to write instructions for the forked
> packages after those listed above.  Non-forked packages will be picked
> up in the Gnome2 installation.
> 
> Larry
 
Although I don't follow BLFS, I do follow gnome...and I could swear the
material I submitted to you guys had all of the above already.

Scot Mc Pherson
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