The GNOME Desktop 2.0.2 Release Candidate 1, “The Considerable Duck”, is now available. The GNOME 2.0.x Desktop releases are devoted to bugfixes, translations, user interface consistency, and general polish of our major 2.0 Desktop release. PCLinuxOnline also reports about Dropline GNOME, which is a version of the GNOME Desktop 2.x that has been tweaked for Slackware Linux systems. It is available in Slackware’s standard .tgz package format, in addition to the usual source code.
GNOME 2.0.2 Desktop RC1 Released
2002-09-10 Gnome 22 Comments
I don’t know why they bug me, but all the gnome code names just seem… stupid. I know, that aren’t used externally and whatever they want to call them, is the developer’s own business. But they still bug me 🙂
what is up with these Gnome codenames
oh well…typical GNUness…cutesy “unique” naming conventions
long live Blackbox
Are there any mirrors of the dropline gnome packages?
Currently its impossible to get onto the ftp site, as it appears they have a very low limit. (3 people?)
Yes judging a book by it’s cover is always the best way to determine the quality.
Their codenames are not meant to last long or to have a lot of meaning, take them lightly, I actually find humour.. you know laughing, you guys do that too right?
I think the name “The Considerable Duck” is friggin hilarious. I love the GNOME codenames. It’s not like they really matter much…just laugh and move on.
Sorry nothing against the first post, but the second post and many others I’ve seen before are just pathetic posts. I mean that’s like complaining that the president’s wife has a bad maiden name. Is it really relevant?
dude, don’t you know!? the osnews forums are for two things.
1) arguing about pointless shit
2) arguing with engenia about more pointless shit
get with the now man! :>
Are we done critizing GNOME’s unimportant codenames?
damn us heretics for criticizing the least important aspect of GNOME…not that i don’t have other reasons for disliking GNOME or KDE or Enlightenment for that matter…but to each his own
KDE is much better.
Hahaha that’s funny ))
If that was meant to be a satire, disregard this post. However, if it wasn’t, a few things I’d like to point out.
KDE is much better for you it seems. That’s great! I’m sure the KDE developers are thrilled of your prefference. KDE is an awesome open-source project. To some of us, GNOME might be a better solution. I myself prefer uniform looks on the software I use (namely widgets). I believe KDE is superior in terms of consistency, but I preffer GNOME simply because I use GTK apps such as Sylpheed, Galeon, gnome-multi-terminal, Gaim, xmms, mplayer, etc.
I’m sure there are KDE-alternatives such as Kmail, Konqueror, Konsole, Kopete, Noatun (still haven’t figured out how to listen to shoutcast/icecast streams), kxine (or so I’ve read), etc., but to each their own. I’m sure those who don’t want the numerous GNOME libs would be perfectly happy with the likes of ROX-Filer/Session, IceWM, XFCE, even if they preffer to use GTK apps. Oh, and I hate the (IMO) horrible windows-copied UI called _taskbar_ which I found a replacement for GNOME called… “finder” (hope the author doesn’t get sued), but you may like the taskbar-clone better.
Can’t we, once and for all, realize that some people preffer to use software not preffered by others? The KDE vs. GNOME is getting as old as vi(vim) v. emacs, gecko vs. khtml, XFree vs. DirectFB vs. Berlin vs. Quartz (Extreme).
Going back on topic… Congrats GNOME hackers! Go GNOME! Now, if only Galeon would come out of cvs as a beta (yes I know… waiting on gtkmozembed to stabilize, or something…) and GAIM would support sending/receiving japanese text (without using the EUC patches I’ve found floating around for older gtk+1.2 versions of GAIM….)
I wonder if this release will come with a easier way to edit the menu…. ?
As far as I know, menu editing will be part of the 2.2 release (scheduled for January 31 2003).
I’m using Gnome 2.0.1 (CVSGnome build) and its got menu editing. I think that menu editing is now working, but its not optimal. They want to revamp it or something for 2.2
i was curious…would any of the desktop environment / window manager developers be interested in helping to build a universal menu format (a la XML) so that users who are constantly switching desktop environments just to play (such as myself) would have a consistent set of menus instead of having to reconfigure them constantly?
also, developers could finally write install scripts/rpms that actually integrated their apps into user’s menus
i would be happy to build the core engine and such…i just am curious if there’s a demand for it and a willingness to cooperate
oh and btw…my first post was a JOKE haha laugh…i don’t belittle any developers…but i do sometimes have a sense of humor
” i was curious…would any of the desktop environment / window manager developers be interested in helping to build a universal menu format (a la XML) so that users who are constantly switching desktop environments just to play (such as myself) would have a consistent set of menus instead of having to reconfigure them constantly? ”
Why reinvent the wheel
Debian already has a unified menu system. Mandrake are now using it, too.
I don’t think this would be accepted by KDE or GNOME. Both projects are trying to build fully featured and consistent desktop environments with their own apps and tools. Having KDE apps in the GNOME menu (for example) would work against this goal and would probably confuse the user. Such a tool might be a good idea, but I think it’s best to let the distro vendor implement it.
each desktop developing their own menu system is confusing for the user and not good for desktop and distribution neutral applications…also how would it be confusing to have KDE and GNOME apps side-by-side in the menus…anyhow, such universal menu support could be provided in an “Other Applications” menu or something similar…especially since GNOME has a KDE apps menu and KDE has a GNOME apps menu in most setups
You know what…you probably are right…it would be pointless to start such a project…i’ll let the distro builders fight this war
I agree. I think a unified menu system, as well as desktop
(I still don’t understandy why GNOME has a desktop directory in .gnome), and mime-types.
As for the mime-types, I believe the shared-mime-database thing at http://www.freedesktop.org is a step forward. As far as I know, GNOME and ROX (which kicks arse!) follow this (and I’m assuming KDE does/will too).
I’m pretty sure the reason for the disruption of the menu editing is to redesign them as xml. You can by the way edit them, but its a horrible system requiring you to change like three files and a folder. I just gave up. However, Mandrake menu editing is working as of beta3, fyi.
If you think that your idea has merit, try it out on the people at http://www.freedesktop.org , as their job is to try and set standards for various desktop items.