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#1 2004-09-15 13:16:04

mig
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Gnome 2.8 is out!

gnome.org now has the 2.8 sources up! 

ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/desktop/2 … 0/sources/

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#2 2004-09-15 13:21:31

mig
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Re: Gnome 2.8 is out!

Here are some new features: http://www.gnome.org/~davyd/gnome-2-8/

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#3 2004-09-15 13:47:34

oscar
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Re: Gnome 2.8 is out!

gnome, gnome...I do love gnome :]

I can't wait to upgrade my desktop(s) smile:):):)


To err is human... to really foul up requires the root password.

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#4 2004-09-16 09:43:06

zeppelin
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Re: Gnome 2.8 is out!

GNOOOOOOOOOOOME    yikes

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#5 2004-09-16 11:30:54

oscar
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Re: Gnome 2.8 is out!

zeppelin wrote:

GNOOOOOOOOOOOME    yikes

that's one way to put it... ^_^


To err is human... to really foul up requires the root password.

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#6 2004-09-16 12:45:31

longhornxtreme
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Re: Gnome 2.8 is out!

Any idea of when a package would come out?

Not trying to rush anyone... take your time...

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#7 2004-09-16 13:49:41

ganlu
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Re: Gnome 2.8 is out!

I can't wait for it, but I know good things take time, ha. I don't wanna experience the bad same problem when upgrading gnome 2.6 the last tiime, that's not good memory for everyone.

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#8 2004-09-16 13:55:32

longhornxtreme
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Re: Gnome 2.8 is out!

I haven't been using arch that long to know what happened...

Should I be wary of upgrading?

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#9 2004-09-16 17:21:53

IceRAM
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Re: Gnome 2.8 is out!

@Gnome maintainer:

Please recheck /etc/profile.d/gnome.sh because it has a slightly wrong XDG implementation. This messed up the KDE release and it would definitely be better if Gnome got it right the first time.

You have a look over this thread. I've put there a sugestion for the gnome.sh (it needs testing, of course)

IceRAM

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#10 2004-09-16 21:47:19

Lovechild
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Re: Gnome 2.8 is out!

see .sig


I'm proud to be a a freedomloving infidel piece of treehugging eurotrash.

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#11 2004-09-16 21:50:45

zeppelin
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Re: Gnome 2.8 is out!

longhornxtreme wrote:

Should I be wary of upgrading?

AL now has testing, and the first revisions (-1, -2 ..) go there.
Anyways, if you want to be EXTRA bleeding edge, you should expect some stuff not working properly.

GNOME 2.6 was not the best experience, and was a lesson to learn and to move on, and so they did (the AL devs)

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#12 2004-09-17 01:19:43

ganlu
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Re: Gnome 2.8 is out!

Don't need to worry about anything, even a terrible upgrade doesn't touch your data, only makes your system unable to boot up normally--^_^(I have once upgraded the kernel then my box can't boot, finally I found it's due to my weird hardware and kernel itself),. Following the bleeding edge current means you having chance to mess up your system , to repair it then, and to learn really good things from it
So far so good, I do even thank devs.

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#13 2004-09-17 01:24:48

sarah31
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Re: Gnome 2.8 is out!

they still develop gnome? does it still insanely interdependent to the point where you need to be a rhodes scholar to build and use it? does nautilus still suck a large amount of poop?

(all in fun this thread is too pro gnome for some reason)


AKA uknowme

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#14 2004-09-17 02:36:29

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Re: Gnome 2.8 is out!

Maybe we'll keep this one in testing until is fully tested.... cough xorg 6.8...

well at least we know it'll be better then gnome 2.6


If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.   1 Corinthians 13:2

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#15 2004-09-17 09:29:05

longhornxtreme
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Re: Gnome 2.8 is out!

ex KDE fanboy... who has seen the light as well...

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#16 2004-09-17 10:51:23

zeppelin
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Re: Gnome 2.8 is out!

I welcome the ex-KDE users/fan.

sarah31, I hear that KDE doesn't work with Xorg 6.8
I wonder why.. smile
KDE does NOT obey to standards, is huge, doesn't have a HIG, and alos IMHO doesn't know where's it going.

GNOME on the other hand, has become so much better, with nautulis, with flexibility, clarity, and so on..

sarah31, in this topic only GNOME fans post smile
I remember one guy in OSNews quoting about QT:
"what is QT anyways? That playmobil looking toolkit"
hahaha

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#17 2004-09-17 12:12:57

mig
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Re: Gnome 2.8 is out!

Please, lets not turn this into a KDE/Gnome debate.  I started it so people could talk about the new Gnome 2.8, thats all.  Thanks.

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#18 2004-09-17 18:21:46

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Re: Gnome 2.8 is out!

@zeppelin
I've heard upgrading to Gnome 2.6 wasn't such a good experience big_smile

@mig
Thank you.

---
I don't even have the HDD space to try out Gnome... sad... but a 2.8 package for Arch isn't out anyway. I'll wait... to buy a new HDD. Those screenshots from the ubuntulinux website on Gnome 2.8 really look good.

I'd love to see the new evolution though, because I use it as my PIM application and the current version has some bugs which I hit every day.

Could somebody point me to some community sites Gnome has?
I'm mostly interested in something like http://dot.kde.org
(I like reading Weekly CVS Digests there, really watching the development, browsing Bugzilla etc.)
(not to mention the other *kde*.org sites)

IceRAM
A KDE user (when my computer has much RAM), fluxbox or XFCE (when it doesn't have enough RAM)... willing to experiment Gnome... test it, break it and so on... when I'll have more HDD space (or a new HDD).

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#19 2004-09-17 18:25:45

RedShift
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Re: Gnome 2.8 is out!

Blaasvis has upped a 2.8 build in the testing repo's.


:?

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#20 2004-09-17 20:11:22

longhornxtreme
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Re: Gnome 2.8 is out!

well i think i'm going to be brave and test out the package... here goes nothing :-)


EDIT: Anyone know how long it approx takes to compile Gnome itself?

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#21 2004-09-17 20:18:50

RedShift
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#22 2004-09-17 20:56:39

longhornxtreme
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Re: Gnome 2.8 is out!

Yup... I'm experiencing the same problem... Trying to register with the bug site... my forum screen name and pass don't work....

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#23 2004-09-17 22:16:43

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Re: Gnome 2.8 is out!

i'm getting file conflicts... i forced it.. it was a problem with the smooth gtk engine


If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.   1 Corinthians 13:2

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#24 2004-09-17 22:22:07

longhornxtreme
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Re: Gnome 2.8 is out!

The bug is that Nautilus isn't working at all....

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#25 2004-09-18 00:13:05

steveed
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Re: Gnome 2.8 is out!

I had some problems (the gray screen and the splash screen sticking) but I just did a reinstall of gnome and gnome-extra, telling it to replace everything regardless and then it worked fine. I was using the gnome2.7 repo before, but I changed all those packages to either the testing, current, or extra. And then everything was fine.

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