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Jun
15

Hi all, I have here some new installers for what we should call dropline 3.14 beta release.

Get them from here:

32bit:
PackageKit-1.0.6-i686-1_install_dl.txz
PackageKit-1.0.6-i686-1_install_dl.txz.md5
64bit:
PackageKit-1.0.6-x86_64-1_install_dl.txz
PackageKit-1.0.6-x86_64-1_install_dl.txz.md5

Basically those installers are built on a clean Slackware 14.1 system.

The dropline GNOME development team.

Dec
21

Hi, it is quite a long time since we had a working 3.14 gnome desktop on Slackware, it was nearly when gnome 3.14 was released. Unfortunately we have not been able to do that faster, but yeah better later than never. So here is a quick announcement of the dropline GNOME 3.14 Alpha release. To install it you will need Slackware 14.1 with all the official updates installed.

Grab the installers from here:

32bit:
PackageKit-1.0.3-i686-4_install_dl.txz
PackageKit-1.0.3-i686-4_install_dl.txz.md5
64bit:
PackageKit-1.0.3-x86_64-4_install_dl.txz
PackageKit-1.0.3-x86_64-4_install_dl.txz.md5

After that install the package with installpkg and as root issue:

# pkcon refresh force
# pkcon install dropline

Remember this is still considered ALPHA so it maybe can not work right out of the box.

For people who want to upgrade from dropline GNOME 3.10 it should work in the same way as a normal install, just upgrade the PAckageKit package or if you prefer update the Mirror and IndexFile fields in /etc/PackageKit/Katja.conf .

On 32bit put in Katja.conf:
Mirror=http://www.droplinegnome.org/files/3.14/i686/
IndexFile=http://www.droplinegnome.org/files/3.14/DroplineFiles3.14

On 64bit put in Katja.conf:
Mirror=http://www.droplinegnome.org/files/3.14/x86-64/
IndexFile=http://www.droplinegnome.org/files/3.14/Dropline64Files3.14

Who will be upgrading for now have to reinstall some slackware packages, those are:

ConsoleKit
polkit
libnotify
udisks2
gmime
bluez
gvfs
iso-codes
readline

That’s it. Enjoy and don’t forget to report bugs. It will be a nice time filler for the holidays.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2015 to all of you !

The dropline GNOME development team.

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