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    GNOME 1.4 Beta1 debs from Ximian (UPDATED)
    Posted on Sunday, February 18 @ 12:08:44 GMT

    Ximian has packaged the recent GNOME 1.4 beta 1 release called "Oops, We Did it Again." Read the Gnotices story here. Warning: these may break your system badly!!

    Try: deb unstable main as your apt source line. We'd love to hear of your experiances with this, so post comments below...

    Netsnipe (10:12GMT Feb22): I've just added a nice little tip for all you cvs GNOME application fans.

    Netsnipe's Tip: Well I've been one of the cvs bleeding-edge addicts on #debian, so if there's a cvs deb FTP server around, it's likely that I'm using it = ) (except Gnome1.4beta from Ximian may seems a little too foolhardy even for me at this stage). One key tool that any GNOME beta tester should be aware about, is oaf-slay, and this tool will come very handy later on. If any rather unstable betas that you're using which are using the Oaf libraries crashes and leave a tonnes of threads laying around. su to a termial and run "oaf-slay". Make you try to save any work in any GNOME applications that may be still running before trying this. This program WILL ruthlessly terminate any programs that use the lib-oaf0 libraries and they currently include eog, Evolution, gnome-gv and Nautilus. Applications that rely on bonobo and libgtkhtml7 may also be at risk from the warth oaf-slay. Don't say I didn't warn you. Too bad not all GNOME stuff works so ruthlessly well as oaf-slay = P

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  • "GNOME 1.4 Beta1 debs from Ximian (UPDATED)" | Login/Create Account | 18 comments

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    Re: GNOME 1.4 Beta1 debs from Ximian (Score: 1)
    by ashridah on Sunday, February 18 @ 15:02:29 GMT
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    well. i upgraded my helix gnome 1.2 from helixcode/ximian

    it looks nice, some upgraded icons, that sort of thing.

    then i noticed that sawfish keeps dying

    i'm using version 0.37.2-ximian.2 and sawfish-gnome of the same version, and they keep segfaulting every now and then, leaving me without any sort of window manager at all, just the gnome environment

    i've had to fall back on wmaker for the time being, (which luckily doesn't intrude too much 🙂

    still, nothing seems majorly new, but it's not a step backwards either

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    Re: GNOME 1.4 Beta1 debs from Ximian (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Sunday, February 18 @ 23:02:52 GMT

    I tried it on my machine, and it caused some weird problems. The new version of GDM included (2.98.x) caused my X process to max out and lock the display. I had to ssh into it via my laptop just to kill it, and downgrade to gdm 2.0b4... I'd suggest putting gdm on hold, but the rest is nice.

    By the way, has anyone managed to get the embedded Mozilla to work in Nautilus?

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    Re: GNOME 1.4 Beta1 debs from Ximian (Score: 1)
    by ShOOf on Monday, February 19 @ 16:28:03 GMT
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    I installed the gnome 1.4 debs and apart from a few dependcy issues whioch were easily fixed, it runs great with E and and xinerama

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    Re: GNOME 1.4 Beta1 debs from Ximian (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 20 @ 03:29:55 GMT

    no problems here.

    seams to be quite stable and not much had changed. but i still can't get evolution AND nautilus working. this is not a big problem, cause i don't need nautilus, but it would still be nice to have both. also nautilus should be the biggest change for gnome 1.4 so it's quite weird to have gnome 1.4 but no nautilus. 😉

    also i'm not sure, if i have all packages installed. for example, "xalf" wasn't installed until i did this manually. maybe i'm missing some other neat 1.4 stuff, but there is not task-helix-gnome metapackage, or am i wrong? would be neat to have a meta package for gnome 1.4.

    also i just found out about gtk-engines-raleigh. i think this is a must have package for every gnome user! 🙂 great theme and i'm really looking forward to Gtk2.

    i like raleigh even more than crux (also crux is some more eye candy)


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    Ximian VS Debian? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 20 @ 07:08:00 GMT

    I've been using Ximian Gnome for a while and it is hard to make it work with all those clone packages in Debian's pool, can something be done with this? Maybe some option in apt-get to make it only download gnome packages from ximian's site?

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