Hi, all I can say is that it took as a long to make a new release, and since the forces we have are not so strong, it was clear that we shouldn’t postpone it any longer. So, quoting the famous words, we’re going to “release early, and release (more) often”.

So, without further ado, it is a pleasure to announce the long-awaited stable release of the dropline GNOME desktop! This release includes the GNOME desktop, and its dependencies, at version 2.26.3.

Please get the installers from here:

Slackware 12.2:
http://saxa.droplinegnome.org/i686/2.26/dropline-installer-2.26.0a-i686-1dl.tgz
http://saxa.droplinegnome.org/i686/2.26/dropline-installer-2.26.0a-i686-1dl.tgz.md5

Slamd64 12.2:
http://saxa.droplinegnome.org/x86_64/2.26/dropline64-installer-2.26.0a-x86_64-2dl.tgz
http://saxa.droplinegnome.org/x86_64/2.26/dropline64-installer-2.26.0a-x86_64-2dl.tgz.md5

With this release we would like to thank very much Mr. Bart Van der Hall, a.k.a. Tyrael, who has really brought forth the build process at the beginning of the works on this release. Also a big thank you goes to Tiago Salvador, a.k.a. salvador_br. And, lastly, to Renato Cunha, a.k.a. trovao, who worked with us for a long time and I hope some day we see him back.

Many thanks also to all of the other contributiors and helpers like mohaa, juice, shadowx, Dagmar, Church, B3rx and Daga who are always helping us in the irc channel, in the forums, and elsewhere in the community.

Many many thanks to you all. Some parts of our website are still out of date and we intend to be fixing one page at a time. Also, I can say that work on the next upcoming release, which will be available for Slackware 13.0 and Slackware64 13.0, has already begun.

Last but not least, we are always in need of people willing to help us with the package creation and maintenance process. If you are interested please do not hesitate to contact us.

Many thanks and enjoy the release.

– The dropline GNOME Development Team