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    Ximian GNOME 1.4 is out!
    Contributed by Anonymous on Tuesday, April 24 @ 19:18:02 BST

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  • "Ximian GNOME 1.4 is out!" | Login/Create Account | 32 comments

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    Re: Ximian GNOME 1.4 is out! (Score: 1)
    by hobbes on Tuesday, April 24 @ 21:45:44 BST
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    Aaaarg, not supported for woody... I upgraded to woody just 3 days agooooooo...

    Anyone has tried it under woody ?

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    Re: Ximian GNOME 1.4 is out! (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, April 24 @ 19:34:16 BST

    How does it compare to the debian packages?I've seen some impressive screenshots...Currently, I'm using the debian packages of

    Gnome 1.4, and it works fairly well although there are some minor issues that are bugging me..

    I'm wondering if I should try Ximian... Any thoughts /comments?

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    Re: Ximian GNOME 1.4 is out! (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 25 @ 01:01:25 BST

    Has anyone actually used it on a Debian potato system?

    If so how smooth, is it? If so specifically how.

    I installed Mandrake 8.0 and Gnome 1.4 looks really real nice with Nautilus. Debian is definitely loosing ground to ease of use and ease of install to mandrake. My mom could install this bad boy.

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    Nautilus and Red Carpet (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 25 @ 03:39:00 BST

    On Potato, I did the install (non apt-get) of ximian. Nautilus' trees are screwed up, but after speaking with other users this a common problem.

    Red Carpet seems to work well for users, except for some Debian folks. Apparently, there are incompatibilities between ximian and libc6 2.2 and 2.1 greater that cause a segfault. I'm experiencing this problem and was told to install redcarpet built for woody (

    The ximian/redcarpet servers are flooded right now, so I'm not sure if this works.

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    apt-get vs. red carpet (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 25 @ 04:31:51 BST

    If I want to keep ximian up-to-date, will I be ok using apt-get? (with source: deb stable main

    ) Or, should I use red carpet?

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    Re: Ximian GNOME 1.4 is out! (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 25 @ 13:37:12 BST

    Can I say two things:

    (1) If you use the Ximian packages, you're looking for instability. While they work hard to make good packages, the honest truth is, that they rarely pass Lintian checks, and often have naming, and numbering which conflicts with the 'standard' Debian way.

    (2) Please don't mail the Debian mailing lists when the packages break everything. There is a constant flux of people complaining about this and that, and upgrades not working etc. due to the fact that the packages are significantly different in name and content. For example sawfish-gnome, and sawfish exist in both Debian Gnome and Ximian Gnome, but the Ximian one WILL break your Debian Gnome, and there is little the official maintainers can do except tell you to nuke them all and re-install the official packages.

    This isn't to say that the hard work of the people at Ximian isn't appreciated, it would just be nice if they'd involve the actual packagers (who had most of 1.4 in Debian within 2 days of release, FYI 🙂

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    No Galeon? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 25 @ 14:39:11 BST

    After installing ximian 1.4, I'm unable to install galeon because it depends on xlibs (>= 4.0.1-11). This conflicts with libc6, right? Anyone experiencing this problem?

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    Gnome 1.4 vs KDE 2.1.1 (Score: 1)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 25 @ 16:22:49 BST

    How does the latest Gnome compare to the latest KDE?

    I recently ditched my old Ximian Gnome desktop for KDE2 and I gotta say I'm fairly impressed. It seems much more responsive, and Konquerer absolutely smokes compared to Mozilla or Netscape 4.

    Any comments? I'd make this comparison myself if the Ximian servers weren't swamped right now...

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    Re: Ximian GNOME 1.4 is out! (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 25 @ 23:37:21 BST

    Can somebody have a source.list line for a mirror (he official site is too much used) ?

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    Evolution (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, April 26 @ 18:07:48 BST

    Anyone know where the apt line for evolution snapshots. Evolution is not available through red-carpet, and since they restructured the site I haven't been able to find it. Thanks for the info.

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    Re: Ximian GNOME 1.4 is out! (Score: 1)
    by Anonymous on Saturday, April 28 @ 22:50:07 BST

    Has anyone else had any trouble with the ximian gnome-utils package? I can't ever seem to get it to configure.

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