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So I decided to give Gnome3 a try now that I've got my stuff set up again for some hard compiling . =) I am wondering though how many dev libs I have installed now. I'll report how this goes on Debian as well, for those who might want to venture on getting Gnome installed by source instead of waiting for Debian to catch up.

In fact, I should be getting the equivalent to what Natty has minus the gnome-shell/Unity interface. I'm not sure about gnome-shell for my desktop, doesn't sound like something that would be worth it.

Lets hope this adventure provides good, cause KDE is much more stable from source than it was from the bins. =)
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I hate you double post.
Edited by mushroomboy - 2/10/11 at 4:43pm
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I know I can edit the main post, but I have an actual question that I'm extremely unclear about. When it got to the NetworkManager it gave me an error about dbus and wouldn't build. However, I could cd into the directory and use the exact same autoconf command and get it to build and install. I simply told jhbuild to ignore that module and go on since it worked manually.

I want to know if that will effect how things turn out, or should I just ignore it since I built it manually?

I'm also having troubles building certain things in the script yet when it comes to a regular terminal it works fine.
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the problem with these all in one build scripts.

if you were able to compile it without the error, then it means it the error was something that pertains to the script itself, as you can set it up to throw specific errors, so you might run into problems.

considering this script is the main supported script to build gnome correctly, then i'd imagine yes, there might be problems down the road, but then again, not everything compiles without error, so it might be something you can over look, about the easiest way to determine if it will work, or if it is serious, did the script halt at that point or did it continue?
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*Gnome 2.91

I tried, but gave up when I saw what they wanted you to do just to compile.

Imma wait for February 23 when it will likely get added to [testing] in the Arch repo.
    
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yes compiling a DE/WM from source is a very difficult task.

but it is a good learning experience, it will make you appreciate the work that the maintainer actual does to bring you all the new exciting releases
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I got things to compile, but the desktop didn't run correctly. I assumed it might have been due to me switching out certain lib versions half way through (due to the need of gir 1.2 libs ect..) and am on run2. So far I haven't had to install anything new except pango. Although I did have to install libtool 2.2.10 half way through, apparently what came with my system in the package manager was missing some crap. =( So I built it using jhscript and on it went. =) If this build fails I'll try one more, starting off with libtool 2.2.10.

[edit] dang, WebKit is a freaking beast, it took FOREVER to compile.
Edited by mushroomboy - 2/11/11 at 12:58am
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Well I got it WORKING. It still has the same problem, apparently the panel doesn't work properly.... The problem with it is that it won't show my applications, the addons aren't working. But I did get docky installed as a replacement! lol So Gnome3 builds, works, sort of..... I think I'll get the addons built next, maybe I'll figure out how to get that panel support too.
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