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Announcing GNOME 2.4.0 for FreeBSD 108

Dan writes "FreeBSD's Joe Marcus Clarke says that GNOME 2.4.0 is now available for FreeBSD. Unfortunately, due to timing issues with FreeBSD 4.9-RELEASE, it will not make it into the official ports tree until after 4.9 is released (looks like early October right now). In the meantime, you can get to it from his CVS tree. For those without CVS access, he has periodic tarballs made, and are downloadable from the same URL. You should also download the marcusmerge script to aid in merging his ports tree with the official tree. If you already have a copy of the script, download it again because things have changed." Update: 09/18 15:25 GMT by M : FreeBSD's Joe Marcus Clarke says due to popular demand, but more importantly to the fact that 4.9-RELEASE has been pushed back at least two weeks, GNOME 2.40 has been merged into the ports tree.
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Announcing GNOME 2.4.0 for FreeBSD

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  • by Rhinobird ( 151521 ) on Friday September 12, 2003 @12:48AM (#6939811) Homepage
    FreeBSD won't die if people keep porting software to it. So, cut it out people
  • Porting software (Score:3, Insightful)

    by cesarcardoso ( 1139 ) on Friday September 12, 2003 @09:26AM (#6941706) Homepage Journal
    I remember once people on praising the fact that GNOME 2.0 (or 2.2? I can't rememeber now) was easily ported to OpenBSD.

    It's great that GNOME is easily and quickly portable beyond Linux and Solaris (where people is pouring money on it) - GNOME hackers are on the way to make a truly industry-standard desktop environment. Go GNOME!
    • by Anonymous Coward on Friday September 12, 2003 @09:48AM (#6941851)
      When GNOME was Miguel Icaza's baby the code was written in a non-standard and non portable way.

      Amazingly Miguel Icaza is considered a 'great coder', yet couldn't be bothered to write portable code.

      Once Miguel Icaza left the project, the GNOME code started to become portable and the project adopted a motto of 'it don't ship unless it runs on Solaris/FreeBSD and other UNIXes beyond GNU/Linux.'

      The real programmers took over and got the code portable.
  • FreeBSD 5? (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward
    Does freebsd 5 use the same ports tree as the 4.x series?
    Does it support as many ports as 4.x?
    Will GNOME 2.4 be available in the next release of freebsd 5.x?

  • Here is an idea. Why not post your trolls under your own name. Then, those of us who want to read the BSD forums in peace can add you to our enemies list, and those of us who want to read your rantings can. That way, everyone wins.
  • that Gnome is dying?

As Will Rogers would have said, "There is no such things as a free variable."