HEADS UP: GNOME 2.20.1 available for FreeBSD

Byung-Hee HWANG bh at izb.knu.ac.kr
Fri Oct 26 04:09:33 PDT 2007

On Wed, 2007-10-24 at 23:08 -0400, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> On behalf of the FreeBSD GNOME team, it is my great pleasure to announce
> that GNOME 2.20.1 has been merged into the FreeBSD ports tree.  The
> official
> GNOME 2.20 release notes can be found at
> http://www.gnome.org/start/2.20/notes/en/ .  Beyond that, this update
> includes the new GIMP 2.4 (courtesy of ahze).
> The GNOME 2.20 update also includes a huge change in the FreeBSD GNOME
> hierarchy.  We are now using the more standard DATADIR of
> ${PREFIX}/share
> rather than ${PREFIX}/share/gnome. The result is that fewer patches and
> hacks are needed to port GNOME components to FreeBSD.  This will mean
> some
> user changes may be required, so be sure to read /usr/ports/UPDATING for
> more details.
> Updates to the FreeBSD GNOME web site to document and announce these new
> changes are forthcoming.  In the meantime, screenshots of GNOME 2.20 on
> FreeBSD can be found at http://www.freebsd.org/gnome/screenshots.html .
> This release and the things we accomplished in it would not have been
> possible without mezz's crazy idea to collapse DATADIR, and his
> persistence
> to make it happen successfully.  Ahze and pav also deserve thanks for
> their work on porting modules and testing the whole ball of wax on
> pointyhat (respectively).
> The FreeBSD GNOME team would also like to thank our various testers and
> contributors:
> Yasuda Keisuke
> Frank Jahnke
> Pawel Worach
> Brian Gruber
> Franz Klammer
> Yuri Pankov
> Nick Barkas
> Cristian KLEIN
> Tony Maher
> Scot Hetzel
> Martin Matuska (mm)
> Benoit Dejean
> Martin Wilke (miwi)
> (And anyone else I may have missed)
> Joe

After upgrade, i did re-compile some programs such as firefox,  xchat
because the programs could not start up with unknown error. And i did
upgrade gnome2-lite except x11/gnome-system-monitor which was failed in
compiling. Aside from that everything is OK. Thank you for good efforts!


"Did you do the job on Sollozzo?"
"Both of them."
"I saw their brains."
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