Saturday, April 30, 2011

GNOME 3 Live image 1.2.0 released / GNOME 3.0.1 for openSUSE 11.4

Hi everyone,
GNOME 3 promo DVD

two news for this week-end :

Oh, I forgot : GNOME3 promo DVDs have been delivered to GNOME Foundation ;)

Enjoy !

Friday, April 22, 2011

GNOME 3 Live image version 1.1.0 released

Hi everyone, it is me again (yes, I know two posts in two days, incredible ;)

Boat over sunset

In the past week, we have been working on both GNOME:STABLE:3.0 repository and on creating a GNOME 3 Promo DVD, based on this live image, but with more content on it (LibreOffice, Banshee 2.0, etc..). Because of this, image size has increased a bit (950MB)

Good news too, we fixed KMS issues with some Radeon cards people reported when using live image (problem was fixed once the image was installed).

This new image (1.1.0) is now based on GNOME:STABLE:3.0 repository and contains all security and bugfix updates for openSUSE 11.4.

To download the image, go to

Enjoy !

Thursday, April 21, 2011

GNOME 3.0 available for openSUSE 11.4

Hi everyone,


openSUSE GNOME team has been busy polishing GNOME 3.0 packages for openSUSE 11.4 but here they are, for your pleasure

Everything is explained at :
including :

  • how to install GNOME 3 using 1-click install from your favorite Web browser,
  • how to switch from my previous repository (home:fcrozat:gnome3, which will be soon phased out) to the new repository. This is important to continue receiving updates, for instance, if you installed live image on your system.

A new live image will be available shortly, based on this new repository (but this will be for another blog post).

Enjoy !

Thursday, April 7, 2011

GNOME3 Live image 1.0.0 released - It is about time

Hi everybody,
Génie de la Bastille
just in time for GNOME 3.0 release, I'm please to announce GNOME 3 Live Image version 1.0.0 release.

As you might expect, this release is built with GNOME 3.0.0. Other features, compared to latest image release :

  • radeon KMS should be fixed (it was preventing GNOME Shell to start since version 0.3.1)
  • speech-dispatcher is used for speech synthesis (ie Orca)
  • tracker is installed on the image
  • more fonts are installed by default
Live installer is also available from the running image, just search for "live" in GNOME-Shell overview panel (or you can still start the live install by adding liveinstall to boot command line).

As always, you can download the image from

For openSUSE 11.4 users, we will soon make a stable repository available with GNOME 3.0, watch this space for more info ;)

As a side note, I'd like to thanks my employer (Novell) and my managers who allowed me to work on GNOME 3 for weeks fulltime.