Posted in Packages on Sunday 14th August 2005 at 12:00am
What is gnome-pkgview?
Currently, there is no easy way of determining which version of GNOME components you are running. Its a common question on IRC and on mailing lists. This makes the task of debugging and providing support more difficult for those who try to help out. This little application provides a couple of useful pieces of information:
Desktop VersionFirstly, gnome-pkgview displays the overall desktop version. This is currently tucked away in a file called
gnome-version.xmlwhich is part of the gnome-desktop package.
The frequent answer to the question 'what version of GNOME am I running?' is 'there is no single version, it depends on the libraries'. So gnome-pkgview attempts to find installed desktop components via pkg-config's .pc files. It extracts the name, version, prefix and a short description of each package it finds.Screenshot
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Currently version 1.0.7 (Portsoken), released on 14th August 2005 is the latest version of gnome-pkgview.
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gnome-pkgview is now in GNOME CVS. You can gain anonymous read-only access by doing the following:cvs -d ':pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvs/gnome' login
Press return when prompted for a password.cvs -d ':pserver:email@example.com:/cvs/gnome' co gnome-pkgview
I'd love to get gnome-pkgview as widely translated as possible. It has only a very small set of strings to translate and shouldn't take too much time.
Potential translators should contact me, or just grab the source and start working
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