Announcing GNOME 2.4.0 for FreeBSD

Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at
Thu Sep 11 12:52:59 PDT 2003

On Thu, 11 Sep 2003 15:37:24 -0400, Joe Marcus Clarke <marcus at> 

> I am pleased to announce GNOME 2.4.0 is now available for FreeBSD.
> Unfortunately, due to timing issues with 4.9-RELEASE, it will not make
> it into the official ports tree until after 4.9 is released (looks like
> early October right now).  In the meantime, you can get to it from my
> CVS tree at  For those
> without CVS access, I have periodic tarballs made, and are downloadable
> from the same URL.  You should also download the marcusmerge script to
> aid in merging my ports tree with the official tree.  If you already
> have a copy of the script, download it again.  Things have changed.
> I would like to thank the entire GNOME team for their outstanding work
> on the new features in GNOME 2.4.0 as well as their willingness to
> incorporate so many FreeBSD-specific patches.  I would also like to
> thank our own FreeBSD GNOME team.  Without adamw@ and bland@, GNOME
> 2.4.0 would not be possible.  And without GNOME team members both past
> and present such as sobomax@, ade@, vanilla@, nakai@, and others I'm
> sure I've missed, GNOME on FreeBSD would not be what it is today.  Also,
> thanks to our GNOME users and GNOME 2.3 testers.  Without their
> invaluable patches, bug reports, and nagging, I'm sure things would be
> quite broken.
> For the official GNOME 2.4.0 release notes, feature list, and
> screenshots, please see  For all your
> GNOME on FreeBSD needs, please see

Great, thanks guys!!

Just want to add something in here too.. I would recommend anyone to do 
the 'pkg_delete -f bonobo-activation', before you do the upgrade from 
Gnome 2.[0,2] to 2.4.. Perhaps, Gnome team should add about it in the FAQ 
in website?


> Joe

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