Vincent Untz on the behalf of all GNOME developers has announced the release of the GNOME 2.26.0 release candidate. This release candidate serves as the last test release prior to the emergence of GNOME 2.26
, which is happening in just ten days. Fixed since the GNOME 2.26 beta is just a collection of bug-fixes and other stabilization work.
The GNOME 2.26 release candidate announcement with links to the change-log and source download links can be found on the GNOME mailing list