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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.

Oct
11

Hello to all, its a long time since we had something new in here, but yeah, as the subject says it all, we have a good part of work done. This time we have been able to do it faster due to have got lots of scripts in place, many thanks go to Mr. John Truex aka apolluwn and to our old friend Dagmar.

For now we have only a testing set of packages which are built for Slackware64-14.1. If you want to help us out don’t hesitate to contact us on the mailing list or in the irc.freenode.net #dropline channel.

Here is a screenshot for some appetite.

desktop 3.14

The dropline GNOME development team.

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