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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:33 pm    Post subject: etoile/gnustep is anybody using this? help? Reply with quote

who uses the gnustep overlay? I checked it out hoping to explore what it had to offer. this etoile project is really interesting and I want to use it, but I am having a hell of a time figuring out the proper way to start everything. also, the etoile site is terrible and lacking information. it reads like a young .com startup instead of a software project :lol:

here is the etoile project site: http://etoileos.com/
they say there is a chat of sorts using SILC. I have no idea what SILC is, but I guess I will try buging them tonight.

I have installed etoile_system from gnustep overlay (it basically installs everything in the overlay.). There is a file manager, a window manager, a dock, and a very nice rss reader, and more. however, and maybe this is because it is highly beta software, integration and usability is not there yet.

also, the ebuilds are all version ebuilds, not live ebuilds. I think that this sort of early software project needs some live builds. I may work on some later tonight if I can figure out all the bits of etoile and what they should be doing.

man.... i'm just so put off by their site... it is terrible.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

I don't use Etoile, but I subscribe to their mailing list.

Version 0.3 of Etoile is due out soon. It still isn't fit for public consumption, so the site is geared towards developers and tinkerers, not users.

Live ebuilds are a bad idea, because the Etoile subversion HEAD doesn't always build!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hypnos wrote:

Live ebuilds are a bad idea, because the Etoile subversion HEAD doesn't always build!


i noticed...

i guess I am going to subscribe to their list. either that or try this SLIC chat thing they use....
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI, version 0.4 (sorry, not 0.3) is due out in a few days, and they will move to time-based releases thereafter. (link)
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