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Re: Idea for a static build

On 17 Aug 1998 jfm2@club-internet.fr wrote:

> KDE the fact is our Gnome is an old one and de facto that is a breach
> in our neutrality.  

GNOME is not stable yet, so it is not really feasilbe for us to build
every version (much like we can't build every release of peruser ... ) 
About compatibility ... will the gimp build against gtk 1.1 ? this is one
app I really can't do without.

> I have asked both in the list and to Gnome people
> for someone maintaing the Gnome RPMs but to ano vail for now.

apparently, ftp.gnome.org has some very recent gnome RPMs (Aug 17) mostly
0.27. They still haven't built gnome-core 0.27 but they presumably will.

> About Electric Eyes: there is one in RH 5.1.  I think it can be built
> without gnome support or as the only gnome app.  

OK. My feeling is that GNOME is worth following, but it is very Beta ...
(I suspect the version number is supposed to be a subtle hint ... :-)
IOW, I am not convinced that there is a need to put the latest build of
GNOME on our site at all times. And it should probably sit in the
developers section of our site until it is more mature.

Also, I think the better of the GNOME apps are probably a more convincing
advertisement for GNOME than GNOME itself.

I can do some building / testing once my exams are done.

Donovan Rebbechi <elflord@pegasus.rutgers.edu>
Web designer for Independence -- Linux for the Masses