Version 1.5.0 of the GNOME Control Center, the GNOME Control
Center advanced capplets, and the capplet library is now available.
is a preview release in preparation for an upcoming stable version. It
still has many known bugs, as this represents nearly a full rewrite.
* Availability The new control center is available at ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/unstable/sources/control-center/control-center-1.5.0.tar.gz The advanced capplets are available at ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/unstable/sources/control-center-plus/control-center-plus-1.5.0.tar.gz The capplet library is available at ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/unstable/sources/libcapplet/libcapplet-1.5.0.tar.gz * What's new This release features a major makeover for many of the capplets and a shell facelift. The program has been split into two modules: control-center, containing the shell, the new configuration archiving system, and the core capplets, and control-center-plus, containing capplets normally used only by advanced users. The new features include: * The shell has been given a makeover and now looks half-decent (Richard) * There is a new XML-based configuration archiving system, imported from the Ximian setup tools (Bradford). * A new bonobo-conf-based capplet architecture makes capplets much easier to write (Bradford) * The sound, keyboard, and background capplets now use bonobo-conf (Bradford, Richard) * The screensaver capplet has been given a UI facelift (Richard) * The control center and libcapplet now use pkgconfig (Havoc) * As always, numerous bug fixes (everyone) * Installation instructions and prerequisites This version of the control center requires the following packages in addition to the GNOME 1.4 platform: * bonobo-conf 0.8, available at ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/unstable/sources/bonobo-conf/bonobo-conf-0.8.tar.gz * pkgconfig 0.8, available at http://www.freedesktop.org/software/pkgconfig/releases/pkgconfig-0.8.0.tar.gz * gtkhtml >= 0.9 (0.10.1 preferred), available at ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/unstable/sources/gtkhtml/gtkhtml-0.10.1.tar.gz * gal >= 0.9, available at ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/unstable/sources/gal/gal-0.9.tar.gz In addition, libcapplet must be compiled before control-center or control-center-plus Please download and try this out. If you have any questions or comments, please consult firstname.lastname@example.org or #xst on GNOME IRC. Thank you.