HEADS UP: GNOME 2.16.1 has been committed

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at FreeBSD.org
Sat Oct 14 02:42:50 PDT 2006

The FreeBSD GNOME Team is proud to announce that GNOME 2.16.1 has been
imported into the ports tree in time for FreeBSD 6.2.  This is a first.
Usually the GNOME release cycle has conflicted with the FreeBSD release
cycle.  However, thanks to Kris and pointyhat, we were able to get the
major patch tested.  Below is the commit message that accompanied this
huge release.  In addition to the core GNOME ports, almost 500 ports
were also touched to chase the GNOME move from X11BASE to LOCALBASE and
fix build problems with the new freetype2.

"Presenting GNOME 2.16.1 for FreeBSD.  This release represents a massive
amount of work by the FreeBSD GNOME Team and our testers.

On top of the usual GNOME update, we have taken this opportunity to move
GNOME from X11BASE to LOCALBASE.  This means roughly 600 ports NOT part of
the GNOME Desktop also need to be changed.  The bulk of the move was carried
out by ahze, mezz, and pav, but it would not have been possible without
cooperation from the FreeBSD KDE team who worked with us to make sure
GNOME and KDE can still coexist happily.  We would also like to send a
shout out to kris and pointyhat for putting up with multiple test runs
until we got something that was solid.

Back to GNOME 2.16.  This release brings a huge amount of new functionality
to FreeBSD.  The standard release notes can be read at
http://www.gnome.org/start/2.16/ .  But on top of what you will read there,
jylefort and marcus have completed work on a port of HAL to FreeBSD.  This
will allow FreeBSD to take advantage of closer hardware interaction such
as auto-mounting CD-ROMs, USB drives, and music players; auto-playing
audio CDs; and managing laptop power consumption.

But where would this all be without our loyal testers and contributors?
Therefore, the FreeBSD GNOME team would like to thank the following users:

Phillip Neumann <pneumann at gmail.com>
Yuri Pankov <yuri.pankov at gmail.com>
Thomas <freebsdlists at bsdunix.ch>
Brian Gruber <knightbg at yahoo.com>
Franz Klammer <klammer at webonaut.com>
Dominique Goncalves <dominique.goncalves at gmail.com>
Pascal Hofstee <caelian at gmail.com>
Yasuda Keisuke <kysd at po.harenet.ne.jp>
backyard <backyard1454-bsd at yahoo.com>
Andris Raugulis <endrju at null.lv> <endrju at null.lv>
Eric L. Chen <d9364104 at mail.nchu.edu.tw>
Pawel Worach <pawel.worach at gmail.com>
QuiRK on #freebsd-gnome
Shane Bell <decept0 at gmail.com>
sajd on #freebsd-gnome
Chris Coleman <chrisc at vmunix.com>
kaeru on #freebsd-gnome
crsd_ via irc.freenode.org/#FreeBSD-GNOME
Joel Diaz <joeldiaz at mac.com>


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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