Upgrading to GNOME 2.8

Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Dec 16 14:03:16 PST 2004

Peter B. Steiger wrote:
> On Mon, 06 Dec 2004 21:36:38 +0100, GCZ sez:
>>BTW, version 2.8.2 of GNOME is supposed to be released in a couple of 
>>days. http://www.gnome.org/start/2.9/#2.8.2
> Arrrrrrrrrrrrgh!  Do you have any idea how long it took me to download the
> core packages and required additional packages over a *DIALUP CONNECTION*
> last week???  I rarely connect faster than 24000, and when it snows or
> rains that drops down to 21600 or less.  I absolutely refuse to go through
> that again so soon.

Two things. One, not very many of the core packages even had updates.
Two, they provide diff files to update your 2.8.1 source tarballs.


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