[lazarus] Mandrake 9

Michal Bukovjan bukovjan at mbox.dkm.cz
Tue Oct 29 09:32:24 EST 2002

andrew johnson wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Oct 2002 14:52:12 +0100
> "Michal Bukovjan" <bukovjan at mbox.dkm.cz> wrote :
>>Tony Maro wrote:
>>>I installed Mandrake 9.0 and got it running...
>>>All I have to say is, Gnome 2.0 sux big time.  Now I know why 
>>>everyone was
>>>complaining.  My semi-transparent panels are gone and I can't get 
>>>rid of
>>>that crappy bar at the top.  It's KDE for me, baby!
>>>So, I should have Lazarus back installed by tomorrow...
>>It can't be THAT bad.
> I've been force to upgrade.
> It is. Oh is it ever. I thought KDE 1 was the worst, slowest thing ever.
> I was wrong. I thought pre-GNOME 1.0 was unstable. It looks the pinacle
> of stability next to 2.
>>Don't know about semitransparent panels, but I can get rid of the 
>>top panel quite easily. Just right click and select Delete this 
>>Anyway, the version of GNOME2 included is intended mainly for 
>>developers. GNOME 2.2 is supposed to be the one for users as well.
> I can only hope you are right. My bone is that 2 was touted to be faster
> cleaner stabler.. it doesn't even come close on any of the areas.
> Example. I am running it on a system with 1Ghz 512Mb Ram, 64Mb graphics.
> It takes 3 minutes too start GDM. Oh sure thats only the first time.
> after that its fast. But I shouldn't have too login in over and over
> again, so who cares how fast it is the second/third time! I feel like I
> am stuck in Win95.. except that was better. When I first tried it I
> figured it was because it was a developers release. Now I have tried the
> latest Stable AND Unstable, with several computers and I see no
> improvements whatsoever except that now there are even more programs too
> crash. And what the !@#$ is Metacity! it crashes every time I close a
> non GTK program, and sometimes for no reason whatsoever!
Hmm, none of this appears on my machine...
For me, it is indeed way faster and looks much better than GNOME 1.x.
But your mileage obviously varies...

Metacity or any GNOME2 app has yet to crash on me... But maybe it is 
because I use updated packages for GNOME from Cooker, don't know...


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