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LinuxPlanet: GNOME 1.2: A Giant GUI Leap

May 31, 2000, 20:42 (64 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Hall)

[ Thanks to Kevin Reichard for this link. ]

"...with last week's release of version 1.2, GNOME has attained a level of reliability and overall "completeness" that elevates it to the level of "ready for prime time." This release is smooth, stable, polished, and, because it represents the last major GNOME release of the 1.x series, a tempting preview of where GNOME is headed. "

"Helixcode has solved the download and installation process in a different (and better) manner by providing an installer program that allows for selection of packages through a GUI. The installer, while allowing users some flexibility in terms of selecting optional packages, still guarantees installation of all required components. In the face of over 100 total binary packages, this is a welcome relief."

"One thing worth noting for users who have gotten away with a relatively small root partition: for better or worse, Helixcode downloads its files into /tmp. Users selecting "everything" during the installation will be faced with a potential space crunch owing to the massive amount of software being downloaded. We solved the problem by creating a symbolic link to a Helixcode installation directory located in a roomier partition."

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