If you build your own GNOME packages from source or use GARNOME to help in the process, get ready as GNOME 2.26.1 has just been released. GNOME 2.26.1 incorporates bug fixes, translation updates, and documentation changes since the release of GNOME 2.26
just one month ago.
All major development efforts are now being focused on GNOME 2.28
and planning for GNOME 3.0
, but another point release for the 2.26 series will come next month. Planned for release on the 20th of May is GNOME 2.26.2.
The GNOME 2.26.1 release announcement can be read on the GNOME mailing list