We are just a month out from the release of GNOME 2.28
, which is the last major update before GNOME 3.0
's expected arrival in H1'2010. With development on GNOME 2.28 winding down, these desktop developers have announced the first beta release. GNOME 2.27.90 is this first 2.28 beta and it includes bug fixes and other work along with the usual variety of documentation and translation updates.
The release announcement for GNOME 2.28 Beta 1 can be read here
, which also provides links to the change-logs for the platform, desktop, admin, bindings, devtools, and mobile areas.
Another beta is expected in just two weeks while the GNOME 2.28 release candidate is planned for release on the 9th of September. The official release of GNOME 2.28.0 is scheduled to occur on September 23, 2009.