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GNOME 2.32 Release Candidate Makes It Out

The release candidate for GNOME 2.32 is now available after it was delayed a few days due to technical problems. GNOME 2.32 will be released later this month as the last major release prior to GNOME 3.0 that is set to be released in March after formerly the 2.32 release was to be marked as 3.0.

18 September 2010 - Albeit Late - 1 Comment
GTK+ 2.90.7 Released, Drops DirectFB Support

While GNOME 3.0 has been delayed to next March, the development releases towards version 3.0 of the GTK+ tool-kit continues in a steadfast manner. After the last GTK+ 3.0 snapshot a few weeks back that ported most of the GTK+ drawing to use Cairo, GTK+ 2.90.7 has been released.

10 September 2010 - No More - 8 Comments
Collabora Is Working On A Per-Window VNC System

Collabora, the open-source consulting company that's notably backing the development of GStreamer, PiTiVi, and Telepathy, among others, is now supporting a new per-window VNC system too. Thomas Thurman of Collabora has just announced the first public release of xzibit which offers a few features now, but Thurman has much greater plans ahead for this free software project.

31 August 2010 - It's Called Xzibit - 9 Comments
The GNOME Developers Put Out The First SeedKit Release

The GNOME developers have announced their first public release (v0.1) of SeedKit, consisting of both the GNOME SeedKit Viewer and the SeedKit library. GNOME's SeedKit is designed to blend web technologies (namely HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript) into the GNOME desktop by allowing native user-interfaces to be written in these web technologies. SeedKit leverages GTK+, WebKit, and Seed to lower the barrier to creating new user-interfaces for the GNOME desktop. SeedKit was inspired by Palm's WebOS SDK and Mozilla's JetPack.

19 August 2010 - Make GNOME UIs In HTML, CSS, JS - 15 Comments
GTK+2, GTK+3 Plays More With Cairo For Drawing

With GNOME 3.0 not being released now until March of 2011, GNOME 2.32 is being released next month and will continue to focus on dependable and trusted GNOME 2.x technologies, such as the GTK+2 library rather than GTK+3 that's been in development for quite a number of months and is already supported by most GNOME modules.

17 August 2010 - GTK+ 2.21.6 Released - 8 Comments
GNOME 2.31.6 Release Arrives GTK3-Free

Vincent Untz has just announced the release of GNOME 2.31.6, which is the first development snapshot of GNOME 2.32 following the announcement last week that GNOME 3.0 is delayed until March 2011. With the 2.32 release not being the 3.0 milestone, the 2.32 release will continue to use GTK+2 rather than the still-in-development GTK+3.

5 August 2010 - No GNOME 3.0 - 6 Comments
GNOME 3.0 Delayed To March 2011

Two years ago at GUADEC, the annual developer's conference for GNOME, it was announced that GNOME 2.30 would be released as GNOME 3.0. With GNOME's long-standing tradition of putting out major updates every six months, this put the GNOME 3.0 release to be in March of 2010. Last November it was then decided to delay GNOME 3.0 to September of 2010 to give developers more time to prepare on this first major overhaul to the GNOME desktop in years. It's just been announced though from this year's GUADEC conference happening this week that GNOME 3.0 will now not be released until March of 2011.

28 July 2010 - GNOME 2.32 Coming In A Month - 40 Comments
GStreamer "Safety First" Gets Released

There's a new release of GStreamer available along with respective updates to the GStreamer base plug-ins and also their good plug-ins. GStreamer 0.10.30 is this new release that's codenamed "Safety First" while the GStreamer Base Plug-ins also reached version 0.10.30 and was named "Difficult Birth" while lastly the good plug-ins hit version 0.10.24 and is known as "Taking Liberties." The GStreamer ugly plug-ins have not been updated with this release.

15 July 2010 - Plug-Ins Updated Too - Add A Comment
New Releases Of GTK+, Mutter, GNOME Shell

In preparation for the latest GNOME 3.0 development snapshot due to arrive on Wednesday (tagged as GNOME 2.31.5), a wealth of GNOME packages are being checked-in for this unstable milestone. Among the packages to have been checked-in for this milestone are new releases of GTK+ 3.0, GNOME Shell, and Mutter.

12 July 2010 - GNOME 3.0 Approaches - Add A Comment
GNOME 2.31.4 Is Ready For Some Testing Love

It should come as no surprise that there is now a new GNOME 3.0 test release seeing as in the past couple of days we have talked about new development releases of GNOME Shell and Mutter, GTK+ 3.0, and Clutter 1.3/1.4, along with a slew of other GNOME packages being checked-in.

1 July 2010 - GNOME 3.0 Test Release - 11 Comments
Clutter 1.3/1.4 Continues To Advance

While there have already been two releases within the unstable Clutter 1.3 development series, a third test release has emerged and it continues to introduce new changes. Introduced in the Clutter 1.3 series already in the road to Clutter 1.4 has been new API additions and other changes while this newest Clutter 1.3.6 release carries many more changes.

1 July 2010 - New Features - 1 Comment
A New Development Release Of GTK+ 3.0

Yesterday brought new releases of the GNOME Shell and Mutter and today brings a new (development) release of the GTK+ 3.0 tool-kit. With the release next week of a new GNOME 3.0 development snapshot (GNOME 2.31.4), GTK+ 2.90.4 is this new version that has been released to join the updated package-set and there's also a new snapshot for GTK+ 2.22.

27 June 2010 - GTK+ 2.90.4 - 1 Comment
New Releases Of GNOME Shell, Mutter

Owen Taylor has announced a new development release of GNOME Shell in the run-up to GNOME 3.0, which is coming now in just a few short months. This newest release of the GNOME Shell continues to bring changes to the user-interface, visual improvements, Shell Toolkit improvements, and plenty of other work.

26 June 2010 - Nearing GNOME 3.0 - 5 Comments
Another GNOME 3.0 Development Snapshot Released

For those keeping up with the latest GNOME 3.0 development snapshots and packages, GNOME 2.31.3 was just christened today. This newest snapshot of the GNOME 3.0/2.32 desktop environment incorporates the newest GTK+ 3.0 development toolkit along with many other updated packages for the desktop.

10 June 2010 - GNOME 2.31.3 - Add A Comment
Another GTK+ 3.0 Pre-Release Arrives

Just about one month ago there was the first GTK+ 3.0 test release and then before May ended out there was another development release and it delivered on X Input 2.0 support for GTK. Just days later, another new GTK+ 3.0 test release has been tagged.

9 June 2010 - New GTK+ 3 - 30 Comments
GNOME 2.31.2 Released w/ Plenty Of New Code

GNOME 3.0 is being released this September and as such in recent weeks and going forward there is a whole onslaught of interesting changes in the GNOME desktop stack. GNOME 2.31.2 has been released, which is a development snapshot of the GNOME 2.32/3.0 stack.

28 May 2010 - GNOME 3.0 Preview - Add A Comment
X Input 2 Support Goes Into GTK+ 3.0

Beyond updates to Clutter, Mutter, GNOME Shell, and various other GNOME applications, there is one very other important change that happened to the GNOME desktop this week. After being around for years, X Input 2 support was finally merged into the GTK+ library for the 3.0 release.

26 May 2010 - Finally, Good News - 29 Comments
GNOME Shell 2.31.2 Brings Exciting Changes Too

A few hours ago there was the release of Mutter 2.31.2 and there were several interesting changes (particularly theme and performance enhancements) for this compositing window manager that's replacing Metacity in the GNOME 3.0 desktop. With the release of GNOME 2.31.2 (a GNOME 3.0 development snapshot) set for release this week, a new release of GNOME Shell has emerged.

25 May 2010 - Part Of GNOME 2.31.2 - 3 Comments
Mutter 2.31.2 Brings Performance, Theme Enhancements

Over the past 48 hours or so there has been a horde of GNOME 3.0 development packages being checked in for the forthcoming development snapshot (GNOME 2.31.2). Yesterday we reported on the Clutter 1.3/1.4 enhancements and now there's a release of Mutter, which happens to use Clutter, and it too boasts some interesting changes from the previous development release.

25 May 2010 - New Mutter Development Release - 1 Comment
Clutter Advances In-Step With GNOME 3.0

With the GNOME 2.31.2 release (an early GNOME 3.0 development snapshot) due out soon and various GNOME packages being checked-in for this milestone, the Clutter developers have made available their first post-1.2 release. Clutter 1.3 is the development series that will lead up to the Clutter 1.4 release that's expected to be released in tandem with GNOME 3.0. The just-released Clutter 1.3.2 release is this first step forwards.

24 May 2010 - Clutter 1.3/1.4 - Add A Comment
LLVMpipe May Be A Bit Closer To Running GNOME Shell

Last month we looked at the performance of the Gallium3D LLVMpipe driver that can provide software acceleration for the OpenGL-Mesa state tracker (among other state trackers via this driver architecture) on any modern CPU via LLVM (the Low-Level Virtual Machine) to optimize and handle these operations much more efficiently than the traditional Mesa software rasterizer.

23 May 2010 - TFP Support For swrast - 8 Comments
The First GTK+ 3.0 Test Release

Last week a host of GNOME packages began being checked-in for the first test release of GNOME 3.0 and then we reported on the last GTK+ 2.x release being worked on. Today the first test release of GTK+ 3.0 is now available.

11 May 2010 - It Arrives - Add A Comment
Preparing To Let Go Of GTK+ 2.x For GTK+ 3.0

As we have mentioned with the first of the early GNOME 3.0 development packages getting checked-in (such as the improved Totem Movie Player), the first GNOME 2.31 development milestone is this week in the road to GNOME 3.0 (a.k.a. v2.32) that will be reached this September. Joining this round of new GNOME development packages that are looking for testing is GTK+ 2.21.0, which is leading up to the 2.22 release of the de facto standard tool-kit for the GNOME desktop.

7 May 2010 - GTK+ 2.22 - 39 Comments
Other Highlights For GNOME 2.31.1

As was mentioned this morning GNOME's Totem Movie Player is preparing for GNOME 3.0 by picking up de-interlacing support and a-synchronous play-list loading, among other improvements. Other packages are also being checked-in this week for the first GNOME 3.0 development release known as GNOME 2.31.1. Besides the updates to Totem and the major work going on to the GNOME Shell / Mutter / Zeitgeist, there is some other interesting new features too.

4 May 2010 - New Features - 30 Comments
Totem Gains New Features For GNOME 3.0

The first development milestone for GNOME 3.0 is expected to be reached tomorrow with the release of the unstable GNOME 2.31.1 package set. While Zeitgeist, the GNOME Shell, and Mutter are among the most talked about changes for the GNOME 3.0 desktop, many mature packages are receiving new features and work too. GNOME's Movie Player, Totem, is one of these packages receiving some attention.

4 May 2010 - Totem Movie Player - 18 Comments
GNOME 2.30 Released; Farewell To GNOME 2.xx

The GNOME community is very excited today as they have just released version 2.30 of the GNOME Desktop. Besides being another six-month upgrade to this popular Linux desktop that brings evolutionary upgrades, GNOME 2.30 was originally going to become GNOME 3.0, but that was pushed back by six months.

31 March 2010 - Next Is GNOME 3.0 - 46 Comments
GNOME Shell 2.29.1 Arrives w/ New Stuff

We are just a few days away from the release of GNOME 2.30 and as such there is a slew of packages being checked in for this final release prior to GNOME 2.32, which will be known as GNOME 3.0 once it arrives in September. GTK+ 2.20 was checked in today along with other GNOME packages now deemed stable, while the GNOME Shell also had its first point release in the 2.29.x series.

23 March 2010 - And Clutter 1.2 Dependence - 36 Comments
Mutter 2.29.1 Brings Dependence On Clutter 1.2

Mutter, the new window manager designed for GNOME 3.0 integration to replace Metacity 2, has experienced a new development release. Mutter reached version 2.29.0 last month and it integrated the most recent Metacity changes (up to v2.26), improved appearance of scaled down windows using mipmap emulation, new signals and properties, and many other changes. Metacity 2.29.1 that's been released today doesn't bring as many changes to the table.

18 March 2010 - Not Many Other Changes - 3 Comments
GNOME Shell 2.29 Brings A Lot Of Improvements

A few days back we reported on a new Mutter release, which is the window and compositing manager for GNOME 3.0, and now with the GNOME 2.29.91 beta release coming up on Wednesday there is also the release of another new GNOME 3.0 component. Perhaps the single biggest new component for the GNOME 3.x stack is the GNOME Shell and this is the package that just reached version 2.29.0. GNOME 2.29.0 brings a lot of improvements.

22 February 2010 - GNOME Shell Updated - 96 Comments
NetworkManager 0.8 Is Ready For Release

NetworkManager, the free software project that's backed by Red Hat and used by many distributions for easily managing network connections from the Linux desktop, is ready for its version 0.8 milestone. NetworkManager 0.7 is getting old and while NetworkManager 0.7.1 brought some improvements last year, the 0.8 release is rather exciting.

19 February 2010 - Tagged! - 13 Comments

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