ANNOUNCE: GNOME 2.12.1 has been merged into the ports tree
stacey at vickiandstacey.com
Sat Nov 5 02:02:55 PST 2005
On Sat, 05 Nov 2005, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> Now that the freeze in preparation for FreeBSD 6.0 is over (an excellent
> release to be sure), it is my great pleasure (on behalf of the FreeBSD
> GNOME Team) to announce the general availability of GNOME 2.12 for
> The official release notes for GNOME 2.12 can be found at
> http://www.gnome.org/start/2.12/notes/en/. FreeBSD-specific
> documentation can be found at http://www.FreeBSD.org/gnome/. The
> documentation has been updated, but it will be a little while before the
> website rebuilds.
> Upgrading from GNOME 2.10 to 2.12 is tricky. You should NOT use
> portupgrade by itself to do this upgrade. Instead, download the
> gnome_upgrade script from
> http://www.marcuscom.com/downloads/gnome_upgrade212.sh. This script is
> a wrapper for portupgrade that contains additional logic to steer clear
> of some potential pitfalls with the upgrade. If you're used to
> gnome_upgrade from previous releases, a lot has changed in this release.
> You should run gnome_upgrade.sh (or gnome_upgrade212.sh) with the -h
> flag to get the new usage.
In the FAQ "GNOME 2.12 Upgrading FAQ" located at http://www.freebsd.org/gnome/docs/faq212.html, step 3 (Run the script) does not mention the usage of the "-h" switch to gnome_upgrade.sh. Is that an omission, or now new information?
> In keeping with FreeBSD GNOME tradition, we held a splash screen contest
> to find a great FreeBSD-specific splash screen for our users. This
> release's winner is Dominique Goncalves <dominique.goncalves at gmail.com>
> whose winning splash screen was inspired by
> http://art.gnome.org/contests/2.12-splash/83. All of our submitters'
> work has been integrated into x11/gnomesession, and you can use Franz
> Kalmmer's great splashsetter (deskutils/splashsetter) to choose the
> splash screen you like best.
> Another important bit of news related to GNOME 2.12 is that we are no
> longer supporting this release on FreeBSD 4.X. You must be running
> FreeBSD 5.3 or higher to get GNOME 2.12 support.
> Finally, the FreeBSD GNOME team would like to extend a special thanks to
> all of our testers, especially those that submitted patches:
> Matthew Luckie <mjl at luckie.org.nz>
> sajd on #freebsd-gnome
> Caelian on #freebsd-gnome
> Yasuda Keisuke <kysd at po.harenet.ne.jp>
> Mark Hobden <markhobden at gmail.com>
> Sergey Akifyev <asa at agava.com>
> Andreas Kohn
> As always, consult our excellent site at http://www.FreeBSD.org/gnome/
> if you need help. If you can't find the answer you're looking for
> there, come on over to #freebsd-gnome on FreeNode, or drop us an email
> at freebsd-gnome at FreeBSD.org. Enjoy GNOME 2.12 for FreeBSD.
> Marcus on behalf of the FreeBSD GNOME Team
> Joe Marcus Clarke
> FreeBSD GNOME Team :: gnome at FreeBSD.org
> FreeNode / #freebsd-gnome
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