Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Jun 2007 22:13 UTC, submitted by lost
Slackware, Slax Patrick J. Volkerding announced the first release candidate of Slackware 12 in the current changelog. This will be the first Slackware release with a kernel from the 2.6 tree (2.6.21.5) as default. "It's that time again, and here we have Slackware 12.0 release candidate 1! If we're lucky, we got it all right the first time. Big thanks to the crew."
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Gnome
by daemonologist on Mon 18th Jun 2007 08:57 UTC in reply to "beh"
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Member since:
2007-01-30

Or you can just compile your own Gnome. This should be a bit easier on Slackware than on some tightly integrated distro. I remember the time when I compiled Gnome 1.x from source (sources downloaded using dial-up line of course)! But then again, I have returned back to FVWM...

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RE: Gnome
by gavin.mccord on Mon 18th Jun 2007 16:56 in reply to "Gnome"
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2005-09-07

Heh, taking a day to download, several hours to fail to compile, waiting a week to try the next release.

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RE[2]: Gnome
by daemonologist on Mon 18th Jun 2007 22:34 in reply to "RE: Gnome"
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2007-01-30

Exactly the reason why I like FVWM + some simple tools (e.g. xmessage, shell scripts, Python + Tkinter) so much! Small, simple to compile from source, compact, simple dependency tree...

There is supposed to be some kind of automatic build system (two, in fact) for Gnome (Gargnome and jhbuild) that should automate the dependency check/download/build process. However, when I tried jhbuild on RHEL4 based Scientific Linux it just didn't work... (as expected)

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