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    GNOME 2 Myths Debunked
    Posted on Saturday, February 02 @ 13:30:43 GMT

    Following the announcement of the Alpha 2 release of the GNOME development platform, many Debian users are interested in GNOME 2 packages. As a participator on the GTK-GNOME list let me clarify a few details and myths.

    Myth: GNOME 2 and and GNOME 1.4 can cohabitate

    Truth: Yes, if you build and install your GNOME 2 development release into /opt using something like Vicous' excellent build-scripts. But as this is not really a correct location within Debian (see this argument) and as often binaries share the same name parallel installation of non-libraries is difficult. The packages are themselves seperated into packages with a "2" suffix.

    Myth: No packaging work is being carried out

    Truth: Many GNOME 2 library packages are installed into unstable already, and some binary packages are installed into experimental. Packaging is happening.

    Myth: Woody will ship with GNOME2

    Truth: Unlikely, serious breakage will be casued by the transition. Some GNOME 2 packages have had serious bugs filed against them to prevent migration into testing.

    Please track the GNOME 2 summary postings on the Debian GTK-GNOME list, for full details.

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    GARNOME (Score: 2, Informative)
    by alp (foo@bar.baz) on Saturday, February 02 @ 15:59:12 GMT
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    Great article, Rob!

    For those wanting to try out the bleeding edge GNOME 2 developments without fussing about with CVS, check out the excellent GARNOME, which downloads and builds a recent GNOME 2 distribution. It's based on the GAR ports system and provides a fully automated install.

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    Re: GNOME 2 Myths Debunked (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Sunday, February 03 @ 05:04:31 GMT

    So anyone got a link or can give a basic overview of what's so great in gnome 2 anyways? So far i haven't had any reason to get excited about the new kde developments, i think i use like 1 or 2 kde apps at most. But i do regularly use a bunch of gnome stuff, well gtk based anyways, so what kind of stuff is gonna happen with gnome 2 that i should be excited about?

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    Re: GNOME 2 Myths Debunked (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 05 @ 14:17:26 GMT

    Myth: Gnome doesn't suck.

    Truth: Gnome sucks.

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    ot question (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Monday, February 04 @ 21:57:19 GMT

    What happened to the gettext/emacsen-common story?

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