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GSB 2.32 Development Underway

Posted 2010/10/06 @ 21:51 BST

GNOME 2.32 was released September, 29. We're starting a new development cycle to bring all the latest and great from GNOME to Slackware. GNOME 2.32 is the last planned major release in the GNOME 2.x series, with only maintenance releases for GNOME 2.x planned going forward. GNOME 2.32 features a limited set of new features in some applications, as the community continues to focus on the upcoming GNOME 3.0 release scheduled for April, 2011.

We'll be creating a new -current branch soon so that users can start testing the new packages soon!

OSUOSL Proudly Sponsors GNOMESlackBuild!

Posted 2010/06/23 @ 18:45 CST

We're happy to announce that OSUOSL is a GSB sponsor, and that they've graciously mirrored our entire GSB software repository. This is the same organization & mirror that is the official Slackware mirror :-) The OSUOSL mirror will now become our official US mirror.

OSUOSL sponsors and hosts a wide variety of excellent Open Source projects and initiatives, including, GNOME, Slackware, Apache, Debian, Fedora, and many more. Show them how much you appreciate what they give to the community by providing a donation.

The entire GSB team would like to personally extend a big "Thank You" to OSUOSL for providing not only GSB, but the entire Open Source community with so much to offer.

GNOME SlackBuild 2.30 for x86 and x86_64 is released!

Posted 2010/06/06 @ 01:30 BST

Things are very stable. A lot of weight has been trimmed in this release of GSB, and we now only need to replace two Slackware packages. The desktop is solid, responsive and polished and comes with a full set of great GNOME applications. Please make sure to read CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT to see what has changed in this release, and for a few potential gotchas. We have also written up a FAQ.TXT which has some further hints and tips about getting the most out of your new GNOME 2.30 desktop. The next set of GNOME maintenance patches will be out in a few weeks. For now, enjoy!

The full version of GNOME SlackBuild 2.30 is available for download from: http://mirrors.gnomeslackbuild.org/gsb .

GNOME Shell now in testing/

Posted 2010/06/05 @ 18:30 BST

With the latest round of updates for GSB-2.30RC1, we have included GNOME Shell, which is touted as the defining technology of the GNOME 3 desktop user experience. It's still under heavy development, but has so far proved to be quite usable and very pretty. Curious users may want to take a look to see what will be included in GNOME 3.0. You can read up on more details at the GNOME Shell home page.

GSB 2.28 for Slackware 13.1 and GSB 2.30 (Release Candidate) now available

Posted 2010/05/30 @ 14:46 BST

Slackware 13.1 has been released and the GSB project follows closely behind. We're offering a fully stable GSB-2.28.3 for Slackware(64) 13.1 as well as a freshly built release candidate for GSB-2.30 for Slackware(64) 13.1 is available at the main mirror selector/redirector at http://mirrors.gnomeslackbuild.org/gsb .

For those who want an older and tested GNOME desktop, feel free to stay with GNOME 2.28. However, the GSB-2.30 desktop is in RC status now and is stable and ready for use. There will be a few more package updates on the way before we call it a release version. We encourage users to upgrade to 2.30 and help us with more testing and bug reports. There have been a lot of changes with 2.30 so please read the UPGRADE.TXT and CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT files.

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