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GNOME SlackBuild (GSB)

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 customise 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, customisable 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 organised 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

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

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