Home > Gnome > GNOME 2.6.2 Desktop and Developer Platform GNOME 2.6.2 Desktop and Developer Platform Submitted by Philipp Esselbach 2004-06-28 Gnome 22 Comments The GNOME 2.6.2 Desktop and Developer Platform has been released: this point release from the stable branch of the GNOME Desktop and Developer Platform contains a lot of bugfixes and improvements over the previously released 2.6.1 version. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 22 Comments 2004-06-28 8:25 pm :Isn’t this fun, whenever people complain about a certain GNOME version everyone screams up and replies ‘WORKS FOR ME’ and I wonder where all these ‘bugfixes’ comes from with each new version if people claim that there aren’t any such: bugs might only affect certain configurations. so pointless arguments 2004-06-28 8:31 pm Your argument is pointless. On my PC, Epiphany crashes when I close it, each time. I know it has something to do with my configuration. Or has my belief, that a crash is a bug, become obsolete? 2004-06-28 8:43 pm Considering Epiphany doesn’t crash on closing here, and no longer crashes for me when changing themes (something it did for a long time) I’d say that its probably your configuration. Personally I’d like to see an option to turn on the saved state when it crashes as a feature. I still want to see the issue with the task list and vertical taskbars fixed. Its one thing thats bugged me for a while. It becomes less of an issue as time goes on, but it still annoys me. http://www.dropline.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2264&highlight=verti… 2004-06-28 8:43 pm “Your argument is pointless. On my PC, Epiphany crashes when I close it, each time. I know it has something to do with my configuration. ” well that just proved my point because it certainly doesnt do that in my machine. besides if ephiphany crashes everytime that certainly isnt replicatable on a large majority of machines bcoz i dont find a bug related to that. if you notice the bugs fixed you will realise many of them are obscure ones not the critical stuff like ephiphany crashing. you might want to create a new user and check 2004-06-28 8:44 pm what I mean is, I want to be able to save the state every time I close it, instead of it just doing that when it crashes. 2004-06-28 8:49 pm The one that paid the most for “free” software may throw the first stone… stop complaining for something you never did anything but whining for… 2004-06-28 9:10 pm I need in GNOME something like clipboard manager to manage CTRL+C CTRL+V even if I close the windows!!! 2004-06-28 9:48 pm pippo… that would be great. Although it isn’t a big deal for me. I think 2.8 will have one. 2004-06-28 9:52 pm After I had read the article “The Fast-Food Syndrome: The Linux Platform is Getting Fat” (http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=7324), I couldn’t help thinking that a good diet might soon be something that especially the GNOME desktop could need too. It is the big desktop environments KDE and GNOME with their apps that cause Linux platform the fatness syndrome. GNOME does work quite fast on my PC, however – but I have a moderately fast PC. I also haven’t encountered any severe bugs anymore like too many times before with GNOME 2.x. And I’ve even got used to the spatial Nautilus…;-) (after all, you can still also browse folders anytime you need). For me the biggest bug in GNOME is the increasing bloat. The GNOME project emphasizes usability. Well, I think that to be usable and speedy enough on relatively old and slow computers should be a usability priority too. Even KDE has managed to improve its performance a lot recently, and its become one of their goals too, AFAIK. So, any chance of putting GNOME on a small diet? (faster and better trimmed code etc.) 2004-06-28 9:52 pm google for gnome-clipboard-daemon 2004-06-28 10:28 pm “Your argument is pointless. On my PC, Epiphany crashes when I close it, each time. I know it has something to do with my configuration” A bug with this very symptone was fixed in Debian GNU/Linux Sarge Epiphany packages just a few days ago. I don’t know if it is fixed by upstream though. So it might not be just your configuration. I can’t get gDesklets working though. 2004-06-29 12:09 am Ok, who thinks this is a good place to complain about bugs? If you have a serious problem you are having a hard time fixing you should do the following in order: 1a) Ask for help in your distro’s community, or where you got the package from. Many times bug reports happen because of bad or erronous packages, especially with gentoo. 1b) Ask for help on IRC/the gnome forums/the gnome user mailing list (NOT the desktop-devel mailing list or any other development mailing list) 2) Try and find a simmilar case in bugzilla. If you need help doing this refer to 1b 3) Submit a bug report on bugzilla. Once again, to ask about the relevant information, see 1b Complaining on OSnews surly does not help anyone… 2004-06-29 7:09 am I use it and it works like magic. Compile it (just a handful of kilobytes) and run it (from the gnome-session for example). And it just works. I hope it gets integrated in the next release… Ciao, Renato 2004-06-29 8:09 am i dont know but for install the latest gnome release i need to download all the source code from cvs why the folks don’t prepare a binary package ? gnome don’t work for companies gnome would work for us (users) 2004-06-29 8:24 am From what I understand they don’t produce binary packages becasuse its seen as a job for your distro. If you want to use bleeding edge (i think it builds the latest stable too) try garnome http://www.gnome.org/~jdub/garnome/ 2004-06-29 8:28 am the latest garnome tarball is 2.5.x btw kde do binary package,i see this thing like a political move. 2004-06-29 9:04 am btw kde do binary package,i see this thing like a political move. The KDE project doesn’t make binary packages. The packages you find at KDE’s homepage are from other packagers and not from the KDE project. 2004-06-29 9:17 am http://www.kde.org/download/ they are unoficial contribs but at least there is something. i hope that in future someone on gnome project will provide a decent binary distribution. or i think more peoples will go away from it. i repeat the gnome project is for our users and not only for big companies. the project need accessibility in sense of installation that lack at most. 2004-06-29 11:09 am I’m pretty sure you can install both stable and unstable versions of gnome via garnome. I think all you do is change a parameter in the config file, thought I’ve only used garnome to build unstable versions. According to the mailing list it appears you can build stable releases http://mail.gnome.org/archives/garnome-list/2004-June/msg00074.html I follow this guide for Fedora 2 http://freax.be/wiki/index.php/Gnome%202.7%20on%20Fedor… HTH 2004-06-29 11:25 am thanks for links i will give one seen,btw i’ve updated my garnome gnome changing each package release and checksum. 2004-06-29 4:26 pm Thats whats continued to thwart my attempts to get this noticed, that and pure apathy, since over time I’ve just become more used to the task switcher, instead of an actual task bar. 2004-06-29 4:34 pm your not the only one, i ditched epiphany a while ago because of that. Epiphany has some serious bugs in it. I tried to use it for a week a while back (I want to say 6 months ago) and after that I decided to go to mozilla-firefox.