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The FreeBSD GNOME Project

What is GNOME?

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GNOME is a complete desktop environment, and a comprehensive suite of applications. In GNOME, everything is easy to use, attractive, powerful, and works the way you expect.

The GNOME desktop is a window-based desktop environment that provides many business, productivity, and entertainment applications, and makes non-GNOME programs faster and easier to run. The GNOME development platform is a collection of application-development tools and libraries used by many programs, such as Mozilla Firefox.

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

Upgrading to GNOME 2.20?

If you are upgrading from GNOME 2.18 to GNOME 2.20, read the Upgrade FAQ for upgrade instructions.

State of the port

GNOME for FreeBSD is currently supported on 5-STABLE, 6-STABLE, 7.X, 8-CURRENT, 5.5, 6.1, and 6.2. Most of GNOME has been ported to FreeBSD, but 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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