Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: July 19 2005,05:54
Hey folks, more new apps !!
The gtk2.dsl has *finally* been upgraded !
The new file is now called gtk2-0705.dsl
I have posted all the updated apps that work with this new
gtk master file in the 'testing' area, along with the gtk2-0705.dsl
So TEST and FEEDBACK !!
Use it the same way as before..
1. Use myDSL to install gtk2-0705.dsl
2. Run from menu, "Update to GTK2"
3. Read .info file about requirements for app you intend to install
4. Add additional gtk2 app thru myDSL as desired.
I always recommend to have gnu-utils.dsl installed when using gtk2 apps.
I have the dsl-dpkg.dsl , along with the gnu-utils.dsl, loading at boottime.
If I receive little in the way of negative feedback here soon,
I'll migrate these out of 'testing', and into the gtk2 area quickly.
Here's the scoop...
I was able to update a whole slew of libs, to keep up with
needed changes to some of the more popular apps, like gaim, etc..
I also upgraded perl to 5.8.7 .. and added many more new files,
while keeping the filesize about the same as before. ( 14MB's)
But the BIG difference in the apps is the new upgrades,
the resized icons for DSL-1.3.1, and the smaller app sizes !
( In Preparation for LinuxWorld Expo in August! )
Expect many more app upgrades on these items..
Much easier to do with updated libs without collisions..
Check out these numbers !!
( * indicates NEW versions )
( requires extra libpcap-0.8 )
nvu-0.50 31.72MB (error in building extension)
Old gtk2 apps w/gtk2.dsl 139.075MB
New gtk2 apps w/gtk2-0705.dsl 79.234MB
Once I squeeze in the libbonono-ui set, and some gnome libs,
I think we'll be able to have many of the other extensions in gtk2 form.
( many gnome apps, gnumeric, etc.. )
Now, back to other extensions already contributed by the userbase..
I have about a dozen to be released shortly..