Re: dev environment for starters

On Wed, 2002-12-11 at 18:08, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 10, 2002 at 06:18:02PM -0500, Neil Weisenfeld wrote:
> > 
> > Here's the rub: I *live* in GNOME2.  Not in the Tron sense, but it's my
> > daily desktop environment.  Is it maybe wise to install *releases* for
> > general consumption and have a separate build area that's usually
> > up-to-date w/ CVS HEAD for development?  Or do people tend to live daily
> > w/ whatever is committed?
> > 
> What I would generally do is build with jhbuild or garnome or
> whatever; they install somewhere out of the normal location. Then keep
> known-working RPMs/debs in /usr. Whenever you build the bleeding edge
> stuff, log into it, if it's totally hosed then log out and revert to
> using your system GNOME for that day.
> Havoc

Just a warning with two version of GNOME 2 installed on a system.  I did
an install on RedHat 8 for a GNOME 2 presentation I did at my local
lug.  When logging in under the same username the garnome build would
screw up the session for the 2.0 redhat build to a point that nothing
showed up in the application menus or vfolders.  Logging on as a
different user would get me a working 2.0 desktop as long as I didn't
use garnome under that user.

I use jhbuild on my main Debian system and I rarely have a problem
except with individual apps.


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