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The FreeBSD GNOME Project

What is GNOME?

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GNOME is a complete graphical desktop for X, including everything from a window manager to web browsers, audio players, office programs, and more.

The FreeBSD GNOME Project is a team of devoted developers and users that manage the integration of GNOME and FreeBSD.

How to install GNOME

The easiest way to install GNOME is to install either of the following ports:

  • x11/gnome2 (the full desktop)
  • x11/gnome2-lite (the minimum desktop environment)

And, as desired, one or all of:

  • x11/gnome2-fifth-toe (common applications)
  • x11/gnome2-power-tools (tools/toys for power users)
  • editors/gnome2-office (office productivity)
  • devel/gnome2-hacker-tools (development tools)

Upgrading to GNOME 2.32?

If you are upgrading from GNOME 2.30 to GNOME 2.32, read the Upgrade FAQ for upgrade instructions.

State of the port

GNOME for FreeBSD is currently fully supported on 8.4, 8-STABLE, 9.1, 9.2, and 9-STABLE, 10.0 and 10-STABLE while 11.0-CURRENT is provided on a best effort basis. Work is being done to replace Gnome 2 with Mate and Gnome3. There is still plenty left to be done!

One stop solution shop!

GNOME is simple and easy to build using the FreeBSD ports system, but sometimes things simply go wrong. If GNOME -- or anything that uses GNOME libraries -- is not building the way it should, simply run the gnomelogalyzer.sh tool from the directory of the failed port, and let the gnomelogalyzer figure out what's wrong and how to fix it!

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