svn commit: r50444 - head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status

Benjamin Kaduk bjk at
Mon Jul 3 18:22:42 UTC 2017

Author: bjk
Date: Mon Jul  3 18:22:41 2017
New Revision: 50444

  Add 2017Q2 GNOME entry from kwm


Modified: head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2017-04-2017-06.xml
--- head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2017-04-2017-06.xml	Mon Jul  3 18:07:39 2017	(r50443)
+++ head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2017-04-2017-06.xml	Mon Jul  3 18:22:41 2017	(r50444)
@@ -858,4 +858,80 @@
       <task>Make the transition to Gtk3 smoother for end users.</task>
+  <project cat='ports'>
+    <title>GNOME on &os;</title>
+    <contact>
+      <person>
+	<name>&os; GNOME Team</name>
+	<email>FreeBSD-gnome at</email>
+      </person>
+    </contact>
+    <links>
+      <url href="">&os; GNOME Website</url>
+      <url href=";/FreeBSD-ports-gnome">Development Repository</url>
+      <url href=";">Upstream Build Bot</url>
+      <url href=""><tt>USE_GNOME</tt> Porter's Handbook Chapter</url>
+    </links>
+    <body>
+      <p>The &os; GNOME Team maintains the GNOME, MATE, and CINNAMON
+	desktop environments and graphical user interfaces for &os;.
+	GNOME 3 is part of the GNU Project.  MATE is a fork of the
+	GNOME 2 desktop.  CINNAMON is a desktop environment using
+	GNOME 3 technologies but with a GNOME 2 look and feel.</p>
+      <p>After a period of not much activity, this quarter we
+	started a little experiment in how we merge ports from the
+	development repo to the &os; Ports Collection.  Instead of
+	merging everything in one big commit, we have been updating
+	the GNOME ports one at a time or in small groups.  For
+	example, the GTK+ stack and the Evolution Suite were updated
+	as groups, and all the gnome-games were done in one commit.
+	It might be a bit more work preparing and testing the
+	updates, but on the plus side, it easy to keep track of what
+	is going on, and allows us to pay attention to the details.
+	And it should be easier to commit smaller changes.</p>
+      <p>This quarter started with the update of GTK+ 3 to 3.22.15,
+	and the underlying libraries to their latest stable
+	versions.  After the GTK+ update, work started on getting
+	newer versions of other GNOME applications updated.</p>
+      <p>The <tt>webkit2-gtk3</tt> port was first updated to the
+	2.14 series and later to 2.16.3, which is the latest stable
+	version.  This step was needed because 2.16 couldn't be
+	built on &os; 10.3 without some required framework
+	changes.</p>
+      <p><tt>harfbuzz-icu</tt> was split off from the main
+	<tt>harfbuzz</tt> port.  This drops the heavy <tt>icu</tt>
+	dependency from the main <tt>harfbuzz</tt> port.</p>
+      <p>A longstanding GLib/<tt>gio</tt> bug was fixed that had
+	previously caused crashes of <tt>gnome-shell</tt> and other
+	applications when <tt>share/applications</tt> was modified,
+	as happens on <tt>pkg install</tt> or
+	<tt>deinstall</tt>.</p>
+      <p>Many of these updates are based on work previous.y done in
+	the Gnome development branch by Ruslan Makhmatkhanov, Gustau
+	Perez and Koop Mast.</p>
+    </body>
+    <help>
+      <task>Porting of Mutter/Gnome-shell/GDM 3.24 is complete.
+	Unfortunately, GDM is blocking the update because of a
+	"handoff" bug to the session after login.</task>
+      <task>Fix the control-center printer sub menu.  As a
+	workaround, <tt>system-config-printer</tt> can be used to
+	configure printers.</task>
+      <task>MATE 1.18 is being QA tested and should arrive in early
+	July.</task>
+    </help>
+  </project>

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