1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking Benchmarking Platform
Phoromatic Test Orchestration

Exciting Features For GNOME 2.22, 2.24

GNOME

Published on 05 November 2007 07:31 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME
1 Comment

The GNOME team is out with the road-map for GNOME 2.22, 2.24, and future releases. There's quite a few changes planned, but a few in particular had caught our attention.

One of the updated applications in GNOME 2.22 is Ekiga 3.0. The Ekiga VoIP client will introduce a new user interface as well as supporting X-Video and IAX2. Epiphany, the GNOME web browser, will also switch to using a WebKit back-end. For those that enjoy MythTV, the Totem Video Player will feature a plug-in for MythTV as well as introducing full DVB support and better support for text subtitling.

Tomboy, for note taking, will introducing new automatic/background synchronization, tasks inside notes, and note tagging. The Metacity Window Manager will also introduce multi-screen full screening support. Other features include performance improvements for the Deskbar Applet, Evince migration to glo/gvfs, Exchange 2007 and Google Calendar support for Evolution GroupWare, new GNOME Control Center features, GDM redesigns, and time zone support in the clock applet. There are also artwork improvements for GNOME 2.22 that include removing the LargePrint icon theme, more HighContrast icons, etc.

GNOME 2.22 is planned for release in March of 2008, but coming out later in the year will be GNOME 2.24. Planned for GNOME 2.24 is better GNOME panel theming, integration of bookmarks and browsing history for GNOME-wide access, and new applet library for GNOME panel. Even further down the GNOME 2.x pipeline is optical character recognition support for Evince and eye-candy additions to the GNOME Panel. More details are available on the GNOME Live Wiki.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. Sub-$20 802.11n USB WiFi Adapter That's Linux Friendly
  2. The Lenovo T450s Is Working Beautifully With Linux
  3. Linux 4.0 SSD EXT4 / Btrfs / XFS / F2FS Benchmarks
  4. Linux 4.0 Hard Drive Comparison With Six File-Systems
  5. Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Broadwell Preview
  6. How Open-Source Allowed Valve To Implement VULKAN Much Faster On The Source 2 Engine
Latest Linux News
  1. Linux-Powered Endless Computer Raises $100k+ In A Few Days
  2. GCC 5.1 RC2 Arrives, GCC 5.1 Planned For Next Week
  3. F2FS For Linux 4.1 Has New Features & Fixes
  4. Phoronix Server Upgrade This Weekend: Dual Haswell Xeons, 96GB DDR4
  5. Google's Experimental QUIC Transport Protocol Is Showing Promise
  6. Red Hat Joins Khronos, The Group Behind OpenGL & Vulkan
  7. NetworkManager Drops WiMAX Support
  8. Wine 1.7.41 Works More On Kernel Job Objects, MSI Patches
  9. Linux 4.1 Has Improvements For The Multi-Queue Block Layer
  10. X.Org Looks To Have Six Summer Projects
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. Nouveau: NVIDIA's New Hardware Is "VERY Open-Source Unfriendly"
  2. Linux 4.0 Kernel Released
  3. Microsoft Announces An LLVM-Based Compiler For .NET
  4. Linux 4.1 Brings Many Potentially Risky x86/ASM Changes
  5. Encryption Support For EXT4
  6. VirtualBox 5.0 Beta 2 Released
  7. Mozilla Start Drafting Plans To Deprecate Insecure HTTP
  8. KDBUS Is Taking A Lot Of Heat, Might Be Delayed From Mainline Linux Kernel