GARNOME Preview Four: "Perdon; estoy buscando mis pantalones."

GARNOME Preview Four: "Perdon; estoy buscando mis pantalones."

GARNOME 0.8.0 - the bad-ass, bleeding edge GNOME distribution for testers
and tweakers everywhere - is ready for more tire-kicking and bug-bashing. If
you're dying to try the GNOME 2.0 Desktop, but don't want to fall into the
depraved addictions and co-dependencies of testing from anonymous CVS, then
GARNOME is for you.

Beta 2 was a really great release - everything is falling into place, and
the GNOME 2.0 Desktop is kicking arse all around town. Of particular
interest in this release:

  - Nautilus, faster than you've ever seen it before, I think it might even
    tempt tigert into dogfooding!

  - GTK+ 2.0.0 and associated libraries are now officially released - our
    congratulations to the maintainers of the GTK+ family!

  - Tomas Ogren's hugely popular ThinIce theme, ported to GTK+ 2.0. No one
    can underestimate the level of pestering involved in making this happen!

  - GStreamer 0.3.3... But not only that... Applications that use GStreamer!
    RhythmBox is Bastien Nocera's answer to iTunes, and even this early in
    development, it rocks very hard.

This release is definitely one to get into if you want to start testing and
reporting bugs. Leap on the GNOME 2.0 Desktop testing bandwagon straight
away by joining uber-bug-meister Luis Villa and his hordes of bug-busters in
the #bugs channel on Do it! Do it now!

What's New?

  - Based on G2D Beta 2, plus a couple of snapshot releases.
  - The meta garballs are now in a hierarchy of their own, under meta/. The
    previous meta packages now exist under that directory.
  - Updates to: ORBit2, atk, bonobo-activation, control-center, eel, gail,
    gal2, gedit, glib, gnome-applets, gnome-desktop, gnome-games,
    gnome-mime-data, gnome-panel, gnome-terminal, gnome-utils, gnome-vfs,
    gnumeric, gst-plugins, gstreamer, gtk+, gtk-doc, intltool, libbonoboui,
    libglade, libgnome, libgnomecanvas, libgnomeui, libgtkhtml, librsvg,
    libwnck, libxml2, libxslt, libzvt, linc, metacity, metatheme, nautilus,
    pango, xchat, yelp.
  - It would take far too long to describe the fantastic updates in this
    release. Just build it and see for yourself. Nautilus 1.1.9 is
  - Added: gst-player, a media player for gstreamer; gtk-thinice-engine, a
    theme engine for GTK+ and GNOME programs; monkey-sound, a bonobo
    component for gstreamer; rhythmbox, a music player modelled on iTunes
    that uses gstreamer.
  - Removed gst-oldplayer, which is no longer relevant to gstreamer

  - We now point to sources/$(GARNAME)/ to make life easier, and build with
  - GAR: Synched with upstream (GAR is prettier, and a lot less noisy now),
    added a check for dist files in makesum so GAR wouldn't sit waiting for
    md5sum, added FreeBSD fix for tar stdin usage from Anthony Taranto.

Where do I get it?

The tarball and documentation is available on the GARNOME website:

Happy Testing!

- Jeff

   "I came for the quality, but I stayed for the freedom." - Sean Neakums   

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