Garnome Eases Delivery of GNOME
The smoothest way to install a new desktop environment, such as GNOME, is to wait for the distribution-blessed packages.The smoothest way to install a new desktop environment, such as GNOME, is to wait for the distribution-blessed packages or, failing that, depend on the kindness of strangers whove compiled binaries for your platform and have made them available for download. However, for those who would rather not wait or whod otherwise prefer to take matters into their own handsthis is half the fun of open source, after allthe process of fetching and compiling GNU Network Object Model Environment is made much easier with Garnome, which eWeek Labs used while testing GNOME 2.2 (see review, GNOME 2.2).
Garnome is an open-source, command-line tool for automating the GNOME source code download and compile process, much like the Konstruct tool that we used while testing KDE 3.1 last month. (See eWeek Labs Feb. 10 look at Konstruct.)Garnome can be used to compile and install K Desktop Environment as well.