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Gnome for HPUX released

Alex Glennie
Honored Contributor

Gnome for HPUX released

For those of you who have been asking when the release date is ..... the answer is now !

The Pilot Release of Ximian GNOME 1.2 for HP-UX is now available at :

http://www.hp.com/go/gnome aka
http://www.hp.com/workstations/support/software/hpux/gnome/downloads.html

Ximian plans to announce via press release on Monday, Dec 17.
13 REPLIES
John Bolene
Honored Contributor

Re: Gnome for HPUX released

I guess a bit more info is needed.

Gnome looks to be an open source CDE replacement?

Why use it instead of CDE?
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Mark Greene_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Gnome for HPUX released

Does this mean enlightenment is or will be available also, or is there another window manager to use?

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mark
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Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: Gnome for HPUX released

Thanks for the information Alex.

I think I may install it today and see how it is.

G. Vrijhoeven
Honored Contributor

Re: Gnome for HPUX released

Hi,

thanks for the info!!

Gideon
Alex Glennie
Honored Contributor

Re: Gnome for HPUX released

At the moment I'm not heavily involved in the project just know it's out there so I'm probably not the best person to answer these questions.

However I'm glad to see we have an alternative to CDE (choice is a good thing and I beleive Sun are offering similar) and its also a nice idea to have a universal desktop regardless of the underlying O/S ?.

I suspect gnome will become CDE's replacement but it wlll be some time away before it becomes the default ... the URL has details on this I beleive.

fyi if you have gnome installed and running gdm ,the gnome login panel allows your users to either select the old fashioned CDE desktop via the session option or to use gdm so it's not forcing it upon users just yet.

I suspect enlightment etc etc may well become available as the project gains momentum /stability but it's probably too early to expect everything you see on linux to be available under hpux.

The draw back .... I don't know gnome half as well as I know CDE ;)

Eugen Cocalea
Respected Contributor

Re: Gnome for HPUX released

Hi,

And the difference between this release and 1.4 which you can get from http://hpux.tn.tudelft.nl is that it will be supported by HP?

E.
To Live Is To Learn
Alex Glennie
Honored Contributor

Re: Gnome for HPUX released

Eugen : see http://www.hp.com/workstations/support/software/hpux/gnome/support.html

I'm going to have to draw a line under this post as I can see myself answering 100's of questions on this .... please read the web site and it's links first and use the appropriate feedback links on these pages if you have further questions.
Jeff Machols
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Gnome for HPUX released

anyone know the resource usuage difference between gnome and CDE. We are having problems with CDE eating up resources and if gnome was much different, we would consider moving.
Alex Glennie
Honored Contributor

Re: Gnome for HPUX released

memory , colour, other ? for applications or the desktop ?
Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: Gnome for HPUX released

Don't worry Alex this is an FYI post, not a post asking for help.

I have installed GNOME on 2 HP-UX 11.11 machines. The site recommends 11.0, but I gave it a shot and it runs on 11.11 (11i) as well.

So far I am pretty impressed. There are some things that don't work, but they say that on the web site too.

The only problem I've found so far that I find somewhat troubling is that Gnome currently does NOT work when the system is Trusted.

I installed it on a trusted system but could not log in. I untrusted the system and everything worked fine then.

Just thought some of you might like to know.
Neil Dixon
Advisor

Re: Gnome for HPUX released

I've installed it on my B2000 and it certains appears to be quicker then CDE. perhaps that's down to the window manager.

Problems:- Doesn't appear to handle my UK keyboard very well.
Using xmodmap I can persuade xterm windows to handle the 'pipe' symbol, but it always comes out as a 'broken bar' when using Gnome Terminal.
Bill McNAMARA_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Gnome for HPUX released

Hey Alex,

just read on slashdot, that Ximian will doing an XP Office style subscription of $9 a month pretty soon..

Know anything about that?

Later,
Bill
It works for me (tm)

Re: Gnome for HPUX released

Neil,

I have installed Gnome and also have been having trouble with my pipe key. I have a UK keyboard and have been using shift and the backslash key instead of the pipe key, but as you say it gives a broken pipe in the Gnome xterm window. When I use this pipe though it still doesn't work. Do you have anymore suggestions?

Thanks,

David.