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    Gnome?


    Some people have said that Slackware has cut off their Gnome support. Is this true?

    Is it still possible to use it anyway? Is there a guide somewhere on how to install it?

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    You are probably looking for Dropline Gnome.

    This is a community supported Gnome package for Slack. It's pretty good

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    Thank you!

    How exactly do I do this? I could need some help on how to install it...

    I am not that good with compiling source files...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp-1
    Thank you!

    How exactly do I do this? I could need some help on how to install it...

    I am not that good with compiling source files...
    I don't mean to sound rude, but if you're not good with compiling source files, perhaps Slackware is a bad distribution for you. Slackware is one of the least automated distributions out there, and it's like that on purpose.

    If you want a distribution that will allow you to install a lot of software without needing to compile it first, I'd suggest something like Ubuntu or Fedora, both of which use the Gnome desktop by default.
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    That was the worm in the apple.

    Kpackage and Gslapt could be options to compile the Gnome installer, no...?

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    Perhaps Dropline is not the easiest solution for you. There is also :

    GWARE
    http://www.gware.org/

    FREEROCK
    http://gsb.freerock.org/

    A nice thread (a bit dated) about the Gnome alternatives in Slackware :
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/sla...endations.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by sp-1
    Kpackage and Gslapt could be options to compile the Gnome installer, no...?
    Just some clarification - those are frontends to programs that interface with Slackware's native package manager but provide dependency support. They are used for installing binary packages.

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