most Linux users prefer to wait for your distributions repositories are updated with the latest versions of packages to enjoy these latest versions, but those interested in compile code are the fastest access can advantages of staying on top .
Although most of the time the build process is relatively simple, once we have installed the classical components to compile- there are some projects that achieve successful compilation is no small feat .
One such case is that of GNOME , the desktop environment is evolving version after version and often only when it is truly accessible to those repositories. The complexity of the environment in terms of number of packages and dependencies involved often makes it better is waiting for the deal to make distributions to us packages required for the update.
However, the developers of GNOME invite users to compile and test the new versions at any time. This has provided us with the tool JHBuild , which helps us to install this software from the official repositories and compile GNOME neatly.
The project, part of freedesktop.org, is available on any distribution, and only have to meet certain dependencies to achieve successfully compile everything. In this article we have a good look WorldOfGNOME the process by which we must pass to compile GNOME through JHBuild , so if you are interested in accessing the latest of the latest GNOME, check it out .
However, be aware that even in a relatively powerful processor (one of the new Core i5) the whole process takes about 4 hours , and we also have to make room on the hard drive: total compilation deal makes about 7 GB of space.
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