Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 6 of 6
What are the pros and cons to dropline gnome if any? Mike...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Linux Engineer adrenaline's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Seattle, Washington
    Posts
    1,058

    To dropline or not to dropline


    What are the pros and cons to dropline gnome if any?

    Mike

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Farnborough, UK
    Posts
    1,305
    It looks nice. But then again anything can be made to look nice.

    It's meant to be tweaked specially for slack. I use it and it does seem a bit quicker than normal gnome, but maybe that's a subjective thing.

    It's a community.

    You get a few extra apps included which you may not have known about.

    It's not windows.

    Some core apps get upgraded whenever you update your installation.

    You know it's gonna work.

    Try it. If you don't like it uninstall it and reload standard gnome. Beware though that removal may stuff your present login method.
    Lansbury's Lido

    thekiadriver on #linuxforums - fleetingly

  3. #3
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Posts
    232
    I've been using DLG since about January and I haven't looked back.
    There have been some frustrations. Early on, I was a little miffed that it would remove Xine-UI whenever I'd install or update DLG. But then I figured out how to stop that from happening(add it to /etc/dropline/blacklist) and that frustration is gone. Then recently a Python update broke gDesklets. It was fixable(roll back ) but a bit of a twist in my shorts none the less.
    Some folks don't like that it adds PAM to the security model and others have a problem with the fact that it moves completely away from GTK1.x apps in favor of a complete GTK2.x environment. I, however, like the direction Todd(the developer) has taken. So much so that I've completely removed KDE and all associated software.
    As a sidenote, Todd released DLG 2.8 rc1 over the weekend and expects to have 2.8 ready for final release this coming weekend, barring major unforseen bugs, that is.
    OH NOOOOO!!!!!! You did it the way I said?

  4. $spacer_open
    $spacer_close
  5. #4
    Linux Engineer adrenaline's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Seattle, Washington
    Posts
    1,058
    I decided to see what DLG is all about. It has been downloading for an hour now and the window on the top says 25 out of 191 is this normal?
    I have a business DSL account
    Mike

  6. #5
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Posts
    232
    Yeah. The default download site is at the University of North Carolina. Home of Ibiblio. The site handles so much traffic they can't help but be slow.
    If you want to speed things up, shut down the installer and open /etc/dropline/download_mirror in an editor as root. It'll look like
    Code:
    http://unc.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/dropline-gnome/
    Change it to
    Code:
    http://aleron.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/dropline-gnome/
    and restart the installer. I typically get over 400KBps using this mirror.
    OH NOOOOO!!!!!! You did it the way I said?

  7. #6
    Linux Engineer adrenaline's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Seattle, Washington
    Posts
    1,058
    Thanks for the advice but by the time I got it I was 3/4 of the way through and didn't want to start over. It finally finished and all of you are right. It looks awesome

    Thanks again

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •