Heya all, we got it done quite well. I know it is time for gnome releasing version 3.22 these days, but we are on version 3.20, and to be honest already quite some time. A lot of people is asking where to find files and how to install them. So let me explain whats on.
To install the packages you need for dropline gnome 3.20 there is no installer at the moment. My bad but my time is scarce and I really do have a lot of other priorities in my life more important than dropline gnome. But I still will be maintaining and releasing dropline gnome until I will be able to do it. Initially it was meant to install dropline gnome with PackageKit, but for some reason it does not work with the latest releases and therefore we will have to install it the old Slackware way from a command line. Procedure is simple and as follows:

1. Download the packages for your Slackware version, dropline gnome 3.20 is for Slackware 14.2 and get them here:
2. As root user cd into the directory where you downloaded the packages.
3. As root user issue the following command:

# upgradepkg --install-new *.txz

4. Edit the /etc/profile.d/

# vi /etc/profile.d/

And set the language to be UTF-8 by uncomment out the following line.

export LANG=en_US.UTF-8

5. At this point you should be set up correctly and could issue a startx command from the user login.
At the moment we do supply GDM but it is not working yet, therefore is better to start the gnome desktop with startx command. Also it is advisable to logout from your user before you do a startx, a reboot is not needed.

If you ever need to uninstall the dropline gnome packages, please REMEMBER to reinstall the Slackware original shadow package, as by uninstalling the pam packages you will end up with a non working system. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !

So just to finish, I will try to release this final release in the next days, depending on the time availability, and then we will most probably do a direct upgrade to the gnome 3.22 desktop if it will be possible.

Enjoy and don’t forget to report problems.

Sasa Ostrouska


Heya all, I would like to inform that I’m still working on the set of packages, and that shortly I should have all of them built up. After that I will release the installer. For now I can tell that lots of stuff have been updated to gnome 3.20.1 and many things started to work by themselves as expected.

Right now the work has been concentrated to get all stuff built and its not missing a lot. I have also started to work on GDM so we can finally have it working as expected. GDM is an older version as this is the one which not requires systemd. So we will stick with that one.

I will launch here an request for help with the new default GDM wallpaper for dropline GNOME, anybody interested in doing it ?
If yes, please contact us.

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The dropline GNOME development team.