The GNOME SlackBuild (GSB) Project
GNOME SlackBuild is unique in that it is designed to be a twofold project. Its aim is not only to provide users with binary packages for an easy installation of GNOME but also a full GNOME Build System, with the goal of allowing individuals to customize and build their own GNOME packages for their Slackware system.
GNOME SlackBuild Distribution
This is our binary GNOME distribution for Slackware Linux. It encompasses all needed packages for a fully configurable, customizable and usable GNOME desktop environment for Slackware. There have been a lot of improvements in GNOME 3.2, which include better desktop searching, a more organized Evolution email and calendar client, enhanced image browsing, simplified control panel, efficient power management, and powerful desktop tools, as well as a great new documentation web site.
For a complete summary of what is new to the GNOME 3.2 Desktop, please refer to the GNOME release notes.
GNOME SlackBuild is designed to bring the greatest features of GNOME to Slackware, integrating seamlessly into a standard install. It uses the standard Slackware package system and aims to replace as few packages as possible. For a list of packages that require updating, please see the Replaced Packages List.
GNOME Slackbuild also aims to provide a fully functional desktop and comes with a wide variety of applications in order to create a full desktop environment for any user. We have created a short list of featured applications, covering areas such as document management, office software, multimedia, graphic design, and software development.
The latest stable version of the GSB binary distribution is 3.2
The difference between desktop and server SSDs
SSD is a complex system and it needs to be treated carefully. Installing SSDs into a server may be bad for an SSD, but not all SSDs are manufactured equal. On the other hand, SSD are resistant to impact, shocks, and vibrations compared to HDD. At a basic level, a consumer grade drive will protect only data at rest, while an enterprise drive is going to cover data in motion as well.
All flash devices have a limit to the amount of data that can be written to the memory before reliability of that data will be lost, and the memory starts to go into read-only mode. Different drives will have different endurance ratings. Server SSD drives are rated for significantly more endurance life.
When choosing the right disk, for instance, you need to be aware of several terms, concepts and acronyms. Like, for example, the acronyms SLC, MLC and TLC. These indicate how many levels one cell of such a disk has and how many bits of information it can store. The SLC – single-level cell – drives can store just one bit, whereas MLC and TLC – or multi-level cell and triple-level cell – can store two or three bits of information into each cell.
GNOME SlackBuild Build System (“GSB Source Code”)
The build system is the full and complete GSB source code we use to generate our binary distribution. It is our custom build program as well as a collection of SlackBuild scripts which together, builds a GNOME release on Slackware Linux. Our build system can automatically grab all the source code for every package that GSB builds.
For more details about the GSB Build System, or for more information about how to get started building GSB, please see the Development Wiki.
The latest version of the GSB source code is 3.2. It builds GNOME 3.2