ANNOUNCE: GNOME 2.12.1 has been merged into the ports tree
Joe Marcus Clarke
marcus at FreeBSD.org
Fri Nov 4 23:42:54 PST 2005
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
documentation can be found at http://www.FreeBSD.org/gnome/. The
documentation has been updated, but it will be a little while before the
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 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>
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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