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While GNOME 2.15.x unstable packages have been sprouting all week, the official release of GNOME 2.15.1 has just come down the wire. As with past GNOME releases, the odd branch signifies the development cycle, while GNOME 2.16 will be the stable release. Planned for the upcoming GNOME development are lots of new changes, features, bug fixes, and translations. Many new modules and guidelines are planned in time for GNOME 2.16. GNOME 2.16.0 is planned for a release in September of 2006. It is important to remember GNOME 2.15 may be unstable and cause problems, so try at your own risk. More information is available at GNOME.