Wednesday, September the 10th, 2003

I just spent the WHOLE day building GNOME. Like I said, I had to move to another system, and this box is built to be stable and not bleeding edge. Well, that pretty much sucks, as there is no eye candy.

So, like your usual geek, I decided to install a new GNOME. Now, I am not talking about some cheap “binary download over writing existing software” style install. I am talking about the real deal. More sadly, though I am the admin, I can’t just go around overwriting system files as I please to retain the “stability” of the box. And it’s sad, with gcc 2x as it’s primary compiler.

Not caring, I built the WHOLE DEAL within my home space. Glibc and gcc up through mozilla. HELL I EVEN HAVE totem playing an mpeg stream. Cool, so I get Epiphany on MOZ 1.5b! up and load everyone’s favorite gnome news site, footnotes.

Headline? GNOME 2.4 is out. Sure it’s faster on a quad processor box but, sigh, I need to go to bed.

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2 Responses to “I am going to cry”

  1. Vigvg says:

    Hahahah !! Post that to footnotes dude ! A lot of people can relate to that.. the same thing happened to me a couple of days before 2.6 !

  2. harish says:

    Wokay, it’s official, I need a life.

    It’s 4 am and I’m answering a comment on my blog while making sure the builds of different software are going on on fine on my box at work.

    via ssh.
    via dialup.


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