GNOME Desktop-2.8.1

Introduction to GNOME Desktop

The GNOME Desktop package contains GNOME's .desktop files, the gnome-about program, man pages and GNOME's core graphics files and icons.

Package information

GNOME Desktop dependencies

Installation of GNOME Desktop

Install GNOME Desktop by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0` \
    --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome --localstatedir=/var/lib &&
make &&
make install

Command explanations

--sysconfdir=/etc/gnome: This switch puts configuration files in /etc/gnome instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/etc.


The GNOME Desktop package contains libgnome-desktop-2 libraries and gnome-about.


libgnome-desktop libraries

libgnome-desktop libraries contain APIs being tested for inclusion in libgnome or libgnomeui.


gnome-about produces the about screen.

Last updated on 2004-11-23 00:56:22 -0700