Also being released on this US Independence Day is the development release of GNOME 2.19.4. The GNOME 2.19.4 release was originally scheduled for a June 20 unveiling with GNOME 2.19.5 planned for July 11. This release includes new features for GNOME 2.20. The release of GNOME 2.20 is still planned for September 19. GNOME developers would like the experimental users to "Go download it. Go compile it. Go test it. And go hack on it, document it, translate it, fix it." Read more about GNOME 2.19.4 in the devel-announce-list.
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