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Final(?) update

Hi, all friends

I made a update to cygnome-1.4 package repository. Perhaps this update
perhaps is the final one. As we're heading to GNOME2, it seems that
there's nothing more we want to do with it.

This time there isn't too many new package release(except gvim-6.2 and
a little change to startgnome). I just re-uploaded some packages to the
installation repository (
These packages were released on the project's Files page
but Due to some reason (e.g some packages are too big) was no uploaded
to repository, thus kept not available for direct access from Cygwin setup.... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2004-05-22

Some updates in recent days

We have gtk+-1.2.10 rebuilt, this time X_LOCALE are forced.
Also the Ximian's enhancement for the file selector (navigation buttons for $HOME, ~/.gnome-desktop, ~/Documents) is merged in.

Sylpheed-claws updated to new main upstream release.
As aspell now is a official cygwin package, this time we enabled aspell support.
If you're still using cygwin-1.3 series, you can use the package we provided,
it's just a rebuild on cygwin-1.3.
And widechar support issue is fixed in the Cygwin port.... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2003-11-13

Some applications updated

Long time to have any news.

This time there are several applications are updated to the latest version:
dillo updated to 0.7.3
gnome-commander updated to 1.0.1
gtktalog updated to 1.0.3
sylpheed-claws updated to 0.9.3 (now iconset themes packages are included)


Posted by Yang Guilong 2003-08-23

GNOME 2.2.1 patches available for test

Hi, all!
After a long and hard built, we've got nearly all GNOME 2.2.1 packages built and run on cygwin,
and included newly XFree86 packages freetype 2.1.3, fontconfig 2.1, Xft 2.0.1.
They are glib2, GTK+2, atk, pango, linc, ORBit2, bonobo-activation, etc... about all the packages of base
GNOME 2.2.1 desktop (get the sources from\).
We also get metacity window manager and nautilus file manager to work, and some applications like gaim, gedit, ggv, etc.
Well, there are so many of bugs :-( and not stable yet, but, the GNOME 2.2 on cygwin is ready to run!... read more

Posted by David ZH.R. Huang 2003-04-18

DevHelp-0.4 available now

Hi, buddies!

DevHelp-0.4 is available for Cygwin GNOME now.

DevHelp is a developers help program, with which you can browse and search GNOME
API and GNU Manuals.
* Full indexing of books in XML.
* HTML viewer (GtkHTML).
* Search by function, struct, macro etc.
* Transparent HTTP support with GnomeVFS.
* Commandline search powered by bonobo, with nice emacs integration.
* Simple installer for books.
* 5 zoom levels. ... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2003-04-12

New: xmms-1.2.7

Hi, guys!

I think we want not only some developer's libraries for Cygwin,
but some interesting stuffs. Here somes xmms-1.2.7.

It was built on Win2000 SP2, cygwin-1.3.20, with gcc-3.2-3, gettext-0.11.5-1,
binutils-20030307-1, libtool-20020705-1, libtool-devel-20030216,
and Cygwin GNOME 1.4 Beta2 (glib-1.2.10-9, gtk+-1.2.10-19, esound-0.2.29-9).

XMMS applet for GNOME panel also provided.
Three addtional skins packed in: BrushedMetal, GTK+ and XawMMS. ... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2003-04-04

Happy anniversary and Cygwin GNOME 2.x started.

Hi, guys!

As to I know, it was on Apr 1, 2002, Steven O'Brien published his work
on porting GNOME to Cygwin in the DLL approach on the homepage,
so Happy anniversary, Cygwin GNOME!

With Steven's great work (and some others), the GNOME Desktop came to Cygwin,
and with his great efforts, Cygwin GNOME becomes more stable and fast.
Thank you, Steven!

And we're moving toward GNOME 2.x now.
It was registered as a new project: cygnome2.
[ No need to click it, as it's empty there at present, :-) ]... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2003-04-01

New: gcvs-1.0a7

Hi, guys!

I've built and uploaded gcvs-1.0a7 for Cygwin GNOME.

The gcvs package contains an interface for cvs written in C++ using
gtk+. It contains a version of cvs modified for communication
purposes with gcvs. gcvs is part of a bigger project named CvsGui
which provides several graphical clients on Mac and Windows as well.

Built on cygwin-1.3.20, with gcc-3.2-3, binutils-20021107
and Cygwin GNOME 1.4 Beta2.
Not yet tested on other configuration. ... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2003-03-31

Glimmer-1.2.1 available now

Hi, guys!

I've upgraded glimmer to 1.2.1.

Glimmer is a simple code editor for use with just about any programming
language. It is still in the development stages, but is fairly useful
as a C/C++ editor with all the frills.

There're two binary available this time.
Version 1.2.1-1 is built without python support, while 1.2.1-2 do.

Note that different from version 1.0.1, latest version of glimmer
requires you have PyGTK installed if you want the python scripting support.
Thus you need to install the gnome-python package if you want to use the 1.2.1-2
release. ... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2003-03-29 browerable now

Hi, friends!

I've just made browerable.
You can download the packages there.
Maybe a good news for those friends having problems using Cygwin setup to download packages,
or those just unwilling to use Cygwin setup.

And there is a list for all files:

Posted by Yang Guilong 2003-03-26

Updated: gnome-applets, gnome-core and control-center

The updated version of some core GNOME desktop applications are uploaded to the SourceForge File List page.


Note that they are built on Cygwin GNOME 1.4 Beta2 libraries.
Perhaps you need to upgraded your GNOME libraries.

Posted by Yang Guilong 2003-03-24

Cygwin GNOME 1.4 Beta2 Released!

Now, I proudly announce the beta2 release of Cygwin GNOME 1.4 binary packages!

As suggested by Steven O'Brien, this is a totolly rebuild of nearly all the GNOM
E libraries on latest Cygwin net release,
and most of the core desktop applications are upgraded to the latest version.

I tested it on my P3 800MHz PC with 192M RAM, I'm satisfied the the stablity
and preformance, there are great improvements compared to the 1.4beta1 release! ... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2003-03-23

Be a little patient for Cygwin GNOME 1.4 Beta2

We're upgrading our package baseline to the latest Cygwin net release
(cygwin-1.3.20, gcc-3.2, binutils-20021107, etc) and rebuilding all the core packages.

As we need more time to test, we put off the 'release date'.
According to the result of the tests already performed, we have seen big improments in the stablity, performance and usability.

And this time we'll make these packages available from Cygwin setup first.
The introduction of package startgnome would create the desktop shortcut 'Cygwin GNOME' for you automaticly, you can start GNOME from a click!... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2003-03-20

New: eog-0.6

Hi, all!

I've ported Eye Of Gnome to Cygwin GNOME.

Eye of Gnome is an image viewer program which is meant to be
a fast and functional image viewer as well as an image cataloging program.

Version 0.6 is the last version of GNOME 1.x.

Note that it needs bonobo to work.
Upgrading bonobo to the 1.0.22 release is recommended.

Download (source and binary)

Posted by Yang Guilong 2003-03-20

Updated: ORBit-0.5.17-2, oaf-0.6.10-2 and GConf-1.0.6-6

Hi, guys!

I've just uploaded the new release of some core GNOME libraries: ORBit, oaf and GConf.

They are built with Steven O'Brien's latest patch (published on Mar 04 )
The new patches "introduced vfork() in place of fork()
whereever possible to improve performance."
And "An important bug fix in ORBit means that all capplets
now run correctly without crashing on exit."
Refer to for detail info... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2003-03-11

Updated: bonobo-1.0.22

I've updated bonobo to 1.0.22.

Built with Steven O'Brian's Cygwin GNOME patches and instructions

It was built on cygwin-1.3.20, with gcc-3.2, binutils-20021107
and gtk+-1.2.10, ORBit-0.5.17, libxml-1.8.17, gdk-pixbuf-0.21.0,
gnome-libs-1.4.2, gnome-print-0.35 and oaf-0.6.10.
Not yet tested on other configuration.


Posted by Yang Guilong 2003-03-10

Updated: gnome-print-0.37

Hi, guys!

I've updated gnome-print to 0.37.

Built with Steven O'Brian's Cygwin GNOME patches and instructions (http://homepa

It is built on cygwin-1.3.20, with gcc-3.2, binutils-20021107
and gtk+-1.2.10, libxml-1.8.17, gdk-pixbuf-0.21.0 and gnome-libs-1.4.2.
Not tested on other configuration.

If you installed ghostscript and/or Tex, gnome-print could use their fonts. ... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2003-03-10

Installable via Cygwin setup.exe

Hi, guys!

We're trying to make CyGNOME installable via the Cygwin setup.exe and we've got a few scores.

At present, it is an experimental feature,
and only the core GNOME libraries are available.
Once we find it stable, we would add more packages.
(And due to space limit on the website, we can't promise to provide all packages
available in the way.)

Launch setup.exe, and add as a 'mirror si
te URL'.
As it's in test stage, we're appreciate any bug reports
(the script I wrote to generating setup.ini is very ugly.) ... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2003-03-09

Updated: gnome-libs-1.4.2-2

Hi, friends!

I've rebuilt gnome-libs-1.4.2 with Steven O'Brien's new patch published on March 6th, and uploaded to the download list.

The main change in the new patch is fork()->vfork().

This release is also built with _Xsetlocale() rathan orignal setlocale().
as cygwin lacks good support for i18n in its own setlocale().
Thus I resorted to XFree86's _Xsetlocale().
(Applications that use gtk_set_locale() or gnome_init() now have right locale.
But not those who call setlocale() directly.) ... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2003-03-09

Uploaded: gnome-games-

Hi, guys!

I've uploaded gnome-games- to the download arena.

The gnome-games package includes games for the GNOME GUI desktop
environment, including GnomeScott, ctali, freecell, gataxx, glines,
gnibbles, gnobots2, gnome-stones, gnomine, gnotravex, gtali, gturing,
iagno, mahjongg, same-gnome, and sol.

This time each game was packed into an individual tarball, learned from Debian.

I don't know whethere you like this style or not. ... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2003-03-09

Updated librep to 0.16.1 and sawfish-gtk1 to 1.2

Hi, guys!

I've updated librep to 0.16.1 from 0.15.2, and sawfish-gtk1 to 1.2 from 1.1.

They are built on cygwin 1.3.20, with gcc-3.2, binutils-20021127
and librep-0.16.1, rep-gtk-0.15.
Not yet tested on other configuration.

Built with Steven O'Brien's patch for librep-0.15.2 and sawfish-1.1-gtk1, with a little modification to make they work on newer version.

Download librep-0.16.1: read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2003-03-08

Updated: gnome-core-1.4.2

Hi, you all!

I've built gnome-core-1.4.2 with Steven O'Brien's latest patch.

The fork()->vfork() changes in the new patch would make the panel more stable.
(Refer to for detail info.)


Posted by Yang Guilong 2003-03-06

Updated (or new?): gtkhtml-1.1.8

Hi, guys!

I've uploaded gtkhtml-1.1.8 to the download arena.
Built with Steven O'Brian's patch for 1.1.7, nothing special.

GtkHTML is a lightweight HTML rendering/printing/editing engine.
It was originally based on KHTMLW, but is now being developed
independently of it.

Note that it is built on cygwin-1.3.20, with gcc-3.2, binutils-20021107, libicon
and libghttp-1.0.9, libglade-0.17, gdk-pixbuf-0.22.0, GConf-1.0.9,
control-center-, gnome-print-0.35, gal-0.22.
Not yet tested on other configuration.
GConf is enabled in this built, while bonobo is not. ... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2003-03-04

Updated: dillo-0.6.6 and gnobog-0.4.3

Cookies support is enabled in the new release of dillo-0.6.6.
I used POSIX file lock to replace the orignal lockf() call.

And add in gnobog-0.4.3-3 the support for dillo browser and Windows URL handler, thus you can open your bookmark in dillo or your default Windows web browser.

Posted by Yang Guilong 2003-03-04

New application: gimp-1.2.3

Hi, all!
I'v uploaded the Cygwin port of GIMP(, based X-Window system, version 1.2.3, include binary package and patches.

Posted by David ZH.R. Huang 2003-03-04