[PATCH] GNOME 2: HIGify welcome dialog.

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Tue May 4 11:09:14 EDT 2004

linas at linas.org (Linas Vepstas) writes:

> Since neither debian nor fedora core have glade-2.4 in it, I think
> Christian could help us by providing instructions on how to get
> gnome-2.4/2.6 from source.

Since neither debian nor fedora core have glade-2.4 I would argue that
gnucash SHOULD NOT BE USING IT!  Reference the hell our users had when
trying to build GnuCash 1.6 because Gnome-1.4 wasn't widely available
in public releases.

I'll repeat my statement again: We should LAG gnome releases by AT
LEAST 6-9 months...  Minimum.  And indeed we should pick a "base
distro" (I'd argue FC1 at this point) and make sure our code works on
that distro.  If we do not do this, we've done our users a major

> Back in the 2.0 timeframe, there were some simple scripts to do this:
> you su - root; adduser gnome; su - gnome; run-some-script, 
> and 12 hours and 1GB later you had all of gnome-2 compiled.
> Hopefully, there's something like this for the current version.

I don't want to do this myself, let alone require our users to do
this.  GnuCash lost me as a developer for about 6 months during the
pre-1.6 development because the tree moved to gnome-1.4 way too
quickly.  Let's not repeat that mistake.

> --linas


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