Dropline GNOME is an open source software project that has been designed from the ground up as a custom version of the GNOME desktop environment, tweaked for Slackware Linux operating systems.
Features at a glance
Key features include easy-to-use installation script, support for the latest Slackware Linux release, Nautilus Elementary as the default file manager, as well as all the important GNOME applications and utilities, and many other tools that make your life easier.
Among the included GNOME applications, we can mention the Epiphany web browser, Evolution email and calendar client, Totem media player, Rhythmbox music player, Evince document viewer, Seahorse GnuPG encryption key manager.
Another interesting features is the inclusion of optimized X.Org packages, which are not required for the basic installation of Dropline GNOME, but are highly recomended.
After downloading the installer, execute the “installpkg dropline-installer-3.6_r4104-i686-1dl.txz” command as root to install it on your existing Slackware installation, then run the “dropline-installer” command to install Dropline GNOME.
During the installation process, you will be required to only select an installation style, as the installer will handle the rest. To update your Dropline GNOME installation, use the “dropline-installer” command, but choose the “Upgrade” option.
Requirements and availability
To install the Dropline GNOME desktop environment on your existing Slackware installation, you will need to run at least Slackware Linux 14.0 (both 32-bit (i686) and 64-bit (x86-64) architectures are supported).
In hardware terms, you will need a machine with a 1GHz processor or higher, at least 512MB of RAM (system memory) and at least 2GB free hard disk drive space.
Summing up, Dropline GNOME is a really great project that brings the magic of the GNOME desktop environment to Slackware Linux, providing users with a modern, fast, productive and beautiful graphical interface designed for the 21st century.