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This project terminated

This project is terminated. If you want to install GNOME 2.x on cygwin, please check the Cygwinr Ports project.
http://cygwinports.dotsrc.org/

Posted by Yang Guilong 2005-12-04

Considering sentencing cygnome2 to death

key points (if you're not patient enough):
- The co-existence of the some packages (such as gtk, ORBit) in this project and in cygwin net release could cause a lot of compatibility problems
- There's no need any longer to keep this project
- I'm considering freezing this project.

Recently, I got some issue report such as
"Can't find gdk_threads_lock in cyggdk DLL"
"cyggdk_pixbuf-2.0-0.dll error"
"Gnome2 cyglinc-1.dll missing"
etc.... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2004-12-20

GNOME packages in Cygwin official release

GNOME packages in Cygwin official release
and perhaps this project would be terminated

As you guys following the cygwin-app mailing list might have already noticed, GNOME was proposed to be added into cygwin official release, and now there're already some libraries released, including glib-2.4/gtk+-2.4 (and esound, audiofile, pango, atk, libIDL etc)
http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-announce/2004-07#00003... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2004-08-29

New: gedit-2.4.1

Hi,

I've uploaded gedit-2.4.1 for test.

gedit is a text editor which supports most standard editor features,
extending this basic functionality with other features not usually
found in simple text editors. gedit is a graphical application which
supports editing multiple text files in one window (known sometimes as
tabs or MDI).

File Release (Source, binary and patch)
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=75392&package_id=122788&release_id=250353... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2004-07-02

Updated: gtk+-2.4.3-1

Hi, all friends

I've updated gtk2 to latest upstream release 2.4.3.

This time I've made gtk private symbols (those started with an '_') also exported, so that some applications could builds successfully.
Refer README in gtk2 source and the following for detail:
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.os.cygwin.cygnome2.devel/30
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.os.cygwin.cygnome2.devel/37

Sourceforge Release(binary, source and patches)
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=75392&package_id=93307&release_id=248994
Package repository (binary and patches only)
http://cygnome2.sourceforge.net/install/release/gtk2
(Note: now gtk-2.4 is promoted from test to current)... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2004-06-27

Updated: gtk+-2.2.4-2

Hi, all guys

I've uploaded the second release of gtk+-2.2.4.

The major different from gtk+-2.2.4-1 is that now all symbols in libgtk2.0-0
are exported, i.e, symbols started with an `_' now available for applications.

According to the original intention of gtk's developer, these symbols are
gtk's private symbols and should not be used by applications, but acutally
there're a few applications did use them, such as d4x, gnome-commander.... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2004-06-20

New: gtk+-2.4.1

Hi, all guys

I've uploaded gtk-2.4 (including glib-2.4.1, pango-1.4.0, atk-1.6.1 and gtk+-2.4.1).

As it is reported that gtk-2.4 was not compilant with some applications written on gtk-2.2,
I marked them as 'test' release in setup.ini.

glib-2.4.1
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=75392&package_id=93308&release_id=246000
atk-1.6.1
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=75392&package_id=75888&release_id=245998
pango-1.4.0-2
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=75392&package_id=93306&release_id=246005
gtk+-2.4.1-1
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=75392&package_id=93307&release_id=247239... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2004-06-20

CHM format of glib-2.2/gtk-2.2 API reference

Hi,

I've uploaded the CHM format of the API reference of glibc-2.2 and glib-2.2/gtk-2.2 to
http://cygnome2.sourceforge.net/devhelp2chm/
Hope this might be of some use in your development/porting progress.

API reference for glib-2.2/gtk-2.2 are converted from the gtk-doc documents in
glib2/gtk2 source packages. The original are prepared for gtk-doc/devhelp system
(you can use devhelp to view those files if you installed package glib2-doc
and gtk2-doc from our package repository).... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2004-06-07

New: dia-0.93 available.

Hi,

I've ported dia-0.93 to cygiwn.
Lanuch your Cygwin setup.exe to check http://cygnome2.sourceforge.net/install,
You can find it in section GTK2-apps and GNOME2-apps.

I disabled the gnome-UI support when building it, which, I think, could make it a little more
stable(at least at present :-).

Not managed to make python scripting plugin to work, neither the prebuilt binary package or the source patch. Might be fixed someday.... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2004-05-24

New: Anjuta-1.2.2 ready for test

Hi, all friends

I've uploaded anjuta-1.2.2 for public test.

Anjuta is a versatile Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for C and C++.
It has been written for GTK/GNOME, and features a number of advanced
programming facilities. It is basically a GUI interface for the collection
of command line programming utilities and tools available for the GNU system.
These are usually run via a text console, and can be unfriendly to use. ... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2004-05-20

gnome-games-2.4.2 uploaded for test

Hi, all friends

I've uploaded gnome-games-2.4.2 for test.

Gnome-games is a collection of small games that take advantage of the
GNOME desktop environment. It contains a mixture of puzzle games, card
games, and some arcade favorites. You must have the GNOME libraries
installed to play these games but they will work with any desktop environment.

Gnome-stones still has some problems in loading object plugins, thus not provided yet.... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2004-05-20

All GNOME desktop core package available for test

Hi, all

I've uploaded the following packages
libwnck-2.4.0.1
gnome-panel-2.4.2
gnome-applets-2.4.2
gnome-session-2.4.2
nautilus-2.4.2
gnome-utils-2.4.1
yelp-2.4.2

Thus all core packages for the GNOME desktop are provided
(gnome-desktop-2.4.1, metacity-2.6.3, control-center-2.4.0 are already provided before today),
now you can use command `gnome-session` to start your GNOME desktop.

For more info about the installtion, read our homepage.

Posted by Yang Guilong 2004-05-17

New: control-center-2.4.0 for test

Hi,

I've uploaded control-center-2.4.0.
Read this for detail info about this release:
https://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=238648

Currently it's only for test. If you're interested, use Cygwin setup.exe to check the repository
http://cygnome2.sourceforge.net/install

you'll find package gnome2-control-center in section GNOME2-desktop.
(To avoid conflicting with gnome-1.4's control-center, package name changed to gnome2-control-center)... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2004-05-16

New: gnome-desktop-2.4.1.1 for test

Hi, all there

I've uploaded gnome-desktop-2.4.1.1.
Read this for detail info about this release:
https://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=238646

If you're interested, use Cygwin setup.exe to check the repository
http://cygnome2.sourceforge.net/install

you'll find package gnome2-desktop in section GNOME2-desktop.

The source package could be found from the File Release page:
https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=75392&package_id=118311&release_id=238646
or any GNOME mirror
http://ftp.gome.org/pub/GNOME/MIRRORS.html
(gnome-desktop-2.4.1.1 doesn't requires any additional patch to build on Cygwin besides the relibtoolization )... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2004-05-16

vte-0.11.10 and gnome-terminal-2.4.2 uploaded for test

Hi, all there

I've uploaded vte-0.11.10 and gnome-terminal-2.4.2 to
http://cygnome2.sourceforge.net/install
If you're interested, use Cygwin setup.exe to check the repository,
you'll find package gnome2-terminal in section GNOME2-desktop.
vte should be automatically included when choose to install gnome2-terminal.

The source package could be found from the File Release page:
https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=75392
or any GNOME mirror
http://ftp.gome.org/pub/GNOME/MIRRORS.html... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2004-05-15

libgnomeprint/ui-2.4.2 uploaded for test

Hi, all there

I've uploaded libgnomeprint-2.4.2/libgnomeprintui-2.4.2 to
http://cygnome2.sourceforge.net/install

If you want to have a test, launch Cygwin setup.exe, add 'http://cygnome2.sourceforge.net/install' as alternative URL
you'll find them in section GNOME2-libs and GNOME2-libs-devel.

The source package could be found from the File Release page:
https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=75392
or any GNOME mirror
http://ftp.gome.org/pub/GNOME/MIRRORS.html... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2004-05-15

librsvg-2.4.0, gail-1.4.1 and eel-2.4.2 available for test

Hi, guys

Another three GNOME libraries, librsvg-2.4.0, gail-1.4.1 and eel-2.4.2 now available for test.

And libgsf-1.7.2 also available. librsvg depends on it for run-time decompression.
But CSS parsing support of librsvg not enabled as it requires libcroco, which not ported yet.

Posted by Yang Guilong 2004-05-13

Mailing Lists created

Hi, friends

I think now we can got into beta stage for the whole GNOME-2 desktop,
thus I created two mailing lists, cygnome2-users and cygnome2-devel.
as theire name suggest, the first one is for end users and the latter for developers(porters).

Please visit the following URL to subscribe or seach:
https://sourceforge.net/news/?group_id=75392

BTW: could anybody bother to tell me how to create a unofficial newsgroup on gmane.org, just as other cygwin groups do(http://gmane.org/find.php?list=cygwin)?... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2004-05-10

devhelp-0.8.1 and glade-2.0.1 available

Hi, dear friends

I've just uploaded cygwin port of two GNOME developemtn tools: devhelp-0.8.1 and glade-2.0.1.

You need XML-parser perl module to build devhelp, whose cygwin port could be found on http://sourceforge.net/projects/cygwin-ports (you can also try to install it with CPAN).
As for the binary packages, devhelp-devel is needed only if you want to build other application embedding devhelp (such as anjuta).... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2004-05-07

GNOME 2.4.2 core libraries and file-roller now available

Hi, guys!

Thanks for the one-week 5.1 holiday, which let me have more time for Cygwin GNOME.
With 3 days busy work, the core libraries of GNOME-2.4.2 are now available, including:
libbonobo-2.4.3
gnome-vfs2-2.4.2
libgnome-2.4.0
libart_lgpl-2.3.16
libglade-2.0.1
libgnomecanvas-2.4.0
libbonoboui-2.4.3
libgnomeui-2.4.0
and some other packages,
gnome-mime-data-2.4.1
gnome-icon-theme-1.0.9
intltool-0.30
scrollkeeper-0.3.14
also we're got an application based on gnome-libs:
file-roller-2.4.4
(Note that libIDL,ORBit2, GConf2, startup-notification and metaciy are already available
two days ago.)... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2004-05-05

Metacity-2.6.3, ORBit-2.8.3, GConf-2.4.0 available

Hi, friends

Now metacity-2.6.3 (and dependent packages ORBit-2.8.3, startup-notification-0.5, GConf-2.4.0.1 and gconf-editor-2.4) is avaiable for Cygwin.

Although metacity is a "Boring window manager for the adult in you. Many window managers are like Marshmallow Froot Loops; Metacity is like Cheerios." (said HP), it is the default window manager of GNOME and included in the desktop release.... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2004-05-03

"Unofficial" port for GTK+-2.4.0

Hi,

I've got gtk+-2.4.0(glib-2.6.0, atk-1.6.0, pango-1.6.0) built
on cygwin-1.5.5-1, XFree86-prog-4.3.10 with gcc-3.3-1, binutils-20030901-1, libtool-devel-1.5-3.

Currently they are only available on my personal homepage, not uploaded to this project yet,
as they are too new, I don't know whether the applications are compatible or not,
and they're not build with the newly x11-xorg packages.

If you're interested to have a try, download them
from here:
http://www.oliwen.com/bamanzi/cygwin/gtk2/cyg15x43/gtk2.4/... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2004-04-23

GTK+-2.2.4 binary packages ready for test

I've just uploaded glib-2.2.3, atk-1.4.0, pango- 1.2.5 and gtk+-2.2.4.
And GTK2 application bluefish, gftp, gqview, vim-gtk2 also got a new release.
Currently only binary and original source are available. I'm in the way making source patches, they'll be added soon.

These packages are built on WinXP professional, cygwin-1.5.5-1, XFree86-prog-4.3.10 with with gcc-3.3-1, binutils-20030901-1, libtool-devel-1.5-3.... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2004-03-20

GTK+-2.2.4 back port for XFree86 4.2

When GNOME 2.4 came out, I made a try for GTK+-2.2.4 on Cygwin-1.3 + XFree86 4.2 and got a success (and I built XFCE4 rc3 on it, which looks cool)

To get the beautiful look and feel, you need to build fontconfig and xft2 by yourself.
After that, you can use the old patches. Only a few modifications are needed.
I don't know whether there is anybody interested in this. If yes, maybe I'll try to tidy the patches out.... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2003-09-22

GTK+-2.2.1 binary packages ready for test

Hi, all!

Now gtk+-2.2.1 (together with glib-2.2.1, atk-1.2.2, pango-1.2.1,
and two applications gaim-0.64 and gftp-2.0.14) are uploaded for test.
Read this README file to detail info.

You can download it directly from http://cygnome2.sourceforge.net/install.
Note that XFree86 4.3.0 is needed, as it comes with fontconfig and libxft2.

(If you are still using XFree86 4.2.x and have no plan to upgrade it,
you can try the Masahiro Sakai's port :
http://web.sfc.keio.ac.jp/~s01397ms/cygwin/index.html.en
Note you also also need packages fontconfig in this case.
And you can the Win32 GUI port of GTK (yes, still on Cygwin!) there. )... read more

Posted by Yang Guilong 2003-09-01