[csw-users] [csw-announce] Stable Release 2007-04

ken mays maybird1776 at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 11 16:31:16 CEST 2007

> ken mays <maybird1776 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Yes. GNOME 2.14.3 was the main goal. We now have
>> 2.16.3 as the final target which we will hopefully
>> have up by this week once stable 2007-04 is being
>> pushed to the public mirrors.
>> The focus is mainly to have a fully working modern
>> GNOME desktop for corporate and educational
>> institutions.
> Just curious - why not go to Gnome 2.18 directly, if
> focus is to have a modern GNOME desktop?

Well, over any given length of time there is no such
thing as "modern".
Let's just say that "current" would be real nice.

I'm not about to debate the versions released because
I know as an 
fact that it takes *lot* of work to test GNOME in
order to get it 
Half of my problems with testing is that I am using
Solaris 8 to test 
and the machines are slow and old. A single cycle of
"install GNOME" 
then test and then pkgrm takes hours and hours.



GNOME 2.18.0 depends on components not available for
Sun Solaris 8 at this time. Due to Sun's EOL/EOS
status of Solaris 8, it is NOT in **my** best interest
to port GNOME 2.18.x to Solaris 8. I've tagged GNOME
2.18.x for Solaris 10/11 for now.

GNOME 2.16.x is the both modern and 'recently'
current. You don't have GNOME 2.16.x on hardly *ANY*
of the commercial UNIX-certified OS releases.
Something to think about when you get a modern desktop
environment nowadays with free support.

I've started pushing up the updated GNOME packages for
unstable release. Please test and review for

~ Ken Mays

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