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GNOME 2.26.2 Desktop Released

The second to the last planned maintenance update in the GNOME 2.26 series has been released. GNOME 2.26.2 just brings the usual assortment of bug fixes and translation updates, while all major work on this free software desktop environment is now focused on GNOME 2.28.

20 May 2009 - Brings Fixes And Such - 2 Comments
A Few Of The Changes For GNOME 2.27.1

The first development release of GNOME 2.28 was supposed to be out at the end of April per its release schedule, but it's now slowly coming together. There are many bug-fixes and translation updates in the packages checked in so far for this first GNOME 2.28 development release (a.k.a. GNOME 2.27.1), but there are a few items worth pointing out.

5 May 2009 - GNOME 2.27.1 Approaches - 10 Comments
GNOME 2.26.1 Desktop Released

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.

15 April 2009 - Fixes Bugs - 3 Comments
GNOME 2.28 In September, GNOME 3.0 In March

With GNOME 2.26 having been released a few weeks back, the GNOME development community is slowly beginning to ramp up work on the next release, which will be known as GNOME 2.28. The release schedule for GNOME 2.28 is out, along with a tentative schedule for GNOME 3.0! GNOME 3.0 will take off where GNOME 2.30 would have been, and will come with some significant improvements to compete in the age of KDE 4.

2 April 2009 - GNOME Release Schedule!! - 6 Comments
GNOME 2.26 Desktop Environment Released

After being in development for about six months, GNOME 2.26 has been released. New in GNOME 2.26.0 is the integration of the Brasero disc burning utility, volume control integration with PulseAudio, improved display management support (powered by RandR), and many other desktop enhancements.

18 March 2009 - GNOME 2.26.0 Is Out There - 2 Comments
GNOME 2.26.0 Release Candidate Is Now Out

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.

4 March 2009 - Final Coming In Two Weeks - 15 Comments
GNOME 2.26 Beta Released

GNOME 2.25.90 has been released, which is the sixth development release leading up to GNOME 2.26 and is the first beta. The release of GNOME 2.26.0 will come in March, but until then will still be a few more development releases although the API/ABI freezes are in effect. For more information and to look at the extensive change list, read the GNOME mailing list.

5 February 2009 - GNOME 2.26.0 Gets Near - 3 Comments
Intel Offers Clutter Toolkit Pre-1.0 Snapshot

Emmanuele Bassi of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has just announced a new development release of the Clutter Toolkit that will lead up to the Clutter 1.0 stable release. For those unfamiliar with Clutter, it is an open-source toolkit designed to develop user interfaces using an OpenGL / OpenGL ES back-end, but without the complexities of programing in OpenGL. Clutter also provides a Pango font renderer and some other interesting features.

30 January 2009 - Clutter Toolkit Hits Version 0.9 - 1 Comment
Multi-Pointer X Support For GTK+

Multi-Pointer X support won't be enabled by default in the forthcoming release of X Server 1.6 even though it landed in the mainline code-base last year. This technology to allow for multiple input devices to be used on Linux simultaneously will not be enabled by default until X Input 2.0 arrives with X Server 1.7 later this year. However, that isn't stopping GNOME developers from already working on GTK+ support for X Input 2.0 and Multi-Pointer X.

20 January 2009 - While MPX Still Isn't In The Server... - 2 Comments
GNOME 2.24.3 Desktop Released

GNOME 2.26 will be released in March, but to fix some outstanding bugs and to update translations, the GNOME community has issued the GNOME 2.24.3 release.

15 January 2009 - Stop-Gap Solution Until GNOME 2.26 - Add A Comment
GNOME 2.25.3 Released A Week Late

It's arriving a week late, but GNOME 2.25.3 is now available. GNOME 2.25.3 is the third development release in the series leading up to the release of GNOME 2.26 in March. There's quite a few desktop and platform changes within GNOME 2.25.3 from new features to interface changes to translation updates.

22 December 2008 - It's Coming A Bit Late - 2 Comments
GNOME 2.25.2 Released

Matthias Clasen has announced the availability of the second unstable GNOME 2.25 release, which will ultimately go on to form GNOME 2.26. Since the release of GNOME 2.25.1 in early November, there's been many new features added, bugs fixed, and updated translations. The GNOME 2.25.2 release announcement along with download source links for the packages and complete change-log can be found on the GNOME mailing list.

3 December 2008 - An Early Christmas Present - Add A Comment
First GNOME 2.26 Development Packages Arrive

The first development release in the GNOME 2.25 series that will go on to form GNOME 2.26 early next year is expected to be released today. There's still two months before any freezes go into effect for GNOME 2.26, but a few changes worth mentioning can be found in the handful of packages checked in for today's GNOME 2.25.1 release.

5 November 2008 - GNOME Games Get Clutter Fun - 2 Comments
GNOME 3.0 Art / User-Interface Roadmap

With GNOME 2.24 having been released this week, attention will soon turn to developing the 2.26 series followed by GNOME 2.28. Following that, at some point in early 2010 we should see the release of GNOME 3.0 (what otherwise would have been known as GNOME 2.30). While information surrounding GNOME 3.0 is very much tentative and there are two intermediate releases to work on beforehand, the first artwork / user-interface road-map has been published.

25 September 2008 - The First Draft Published - 13 Comments
GNOME 2.24 Desktop Released!

As expected, GNOME 2.24 has been released this afternoon. The GNOME 2.24.0 desktop environment incorporates the Empathy Instant Messenger application, the Ekiga 3.0 VoIP client, improved file browsing in Nautilus, Deskbar enhancements, RandR 1.2 control support, and numerous other improvements. The complete run-down of changes for GNOME 2.24 can be read in the 2.24 release notes. Additionally, we previously covered some of the interesting improvements in GNOME 2.24.

24 September 2008 - Six-Month Release Cycle Continues - 1 Comment
GNOME 2.24.0 Beta 2 Released

As luck would have it, not only was KDE 4.1.1 released yesterday but also getting released to the wild was the GNOME 2.24.0 Beta 2. This release contains additional bug fixes and other minor work while stabilizing the GNOME 2.24 code-base. The release announcement can be read on the GNOME mailing list. For what this new desktop environment has to offer, we previously shared some of the interesting GNOME 2.24 features.

4 September 2008 - New GNOME Beta Is Out - Add A Comment
GNOME 2.23.6 Released

The GNOME community has today released GNOME 2.23.6, which is their latest development build in the GNOME 2.24 series and marks the feature freeze for this next desktop environment release. The release announcement can be read on the GNOME mailing list. We'll have more on what's in store for GNOME 2.24 in the near future when we present our feature preview. Until then, fire up GARNOME if you're interested in trying out this release yourself.

6 August 2008 - GNOME 2.24 In Feature Freeze - Add A Comment
GNOME 2.23.5 Released

As the first development release since GUADEC 2008 (GNOME's developer conference) where they had announced GNOME 2.30 will be GNOME 3.0, we have a new development release back in the GNOME 2.23/2.24 series. GNOME 2.23.5 was pushed out this afternoon by Vincent Untz.

23 July 2008 - A New GNOME Update Is Out - 5 Comments
NetworkManager 0.7 Nears Release

The wonderful Red Hat software project for easily managing wired and wireless networks on Linux, NetworkManager, is preparing for its first major release in over two years. NetworkManager 0.7 has been in development for a long time with many improvements made, but there has been no formal release. However, Fedora in particular has been shipping with the latest NetworkManager code for some time.

20 July 2008 - It's About Time For A Release! - 7 Comments
GNOME 3.0 Is Coming, And Coming Soon!

The K Desktop Environment community came out earlier this year with their brand new KDE 4.0 release that marked significant advancements to this open-source desktop environment compared to its KDE 3.5.x code-base. Meanwhile, the GNOME community has been living in a 2.0 cycle for quite some time with no signs of a major overhaul, but their six-month release cycles just continue to deliver new refinements and minor improvements. The plans for GNOME 3.0 just put this release out when there is significant API/ABI breakage to GNOME 2.0 / GTK+ or a major rewrite. Well, in addition to announcing Stormy Peters joining GNOME, at GUADEC 2008 they have just announced plans for GNOME 3.0!

10 July 2008 - GNOME 2.30 = GNOME 3.0 - 11 Comments
GNOME 2.23.3 Released

For those not interested by today's KDE 4.0.5 release, perhaps you're interested in trying out the latest development version of GNOME. GNOME 2.23.3 has been released and what's special about this release is a great number of bug fixes. If your distribution doesn't have these bleeding-edge packages available, you can fire up GARNOME to obtain GNOME 2.23.3. For more on this new release, check out the release announcement.

4 June 2008 - Many GNOME 2.24 Devel Bugs Fixed - 1 Comment
GNOME 2.22.2 Released

While all major development efforts within the GNOME community are centered around the forthcoming GNOME 2.24, coming out today is another point release for GNOME 2.22. GNOME 2.22.2 contains bug fixes and translation updates since GNOME 2.22.0 and 2.22.1. Prior to the GNOME 2.24.0 release in September, the last point release (GNOME 2.22.3) is planned for the end of June. Download links and changes for today's release can be read on the GNOME mailing list.

28 May 2008 - A Minor GNOME Update - Add A Comment
GNOME 2.24 Excitement Begins Tomorrow

GNOME 2.22.0 was only released last month, but being released tomorrow is the first development release in the path towards GNOME 2.24.0. This first development release will be dubbed GNOME 2.23.1, with GNOME 2.23 being the unstable branch. The tarballs for this first release were due last night, with new versions of gnome-applets, mousetweaks, gnome-control-center, cheese, and other packages already being checked-in. All of the checked-in packages can be found on the gnome-announce-list.

22 April 2008 - GNOME 2.23.1 Coming Tomorrow - 1 Comment
GNOME 2.22.1 Update Released

Following last month's release of GNOME 2.22.0, the first point release in the GNOME 2.22 series has been released. GNOME 2.22.1 contains a bit of bug fixing, new translations, and updated documentation. The second point release (GNOME 2.22.2) will be released on May 26, while all future development efforts are now focused on GNOME 2.24.

9 April 2008 - A Minor Fix For GNOME 2.22 - Add A Comment
GNOME 2.22.0 Desktop Released!

As planned, GNOME 2.22.0 has been released today. We've previously talked about the interesting changes that can be found in this six month update to GNOME, which includes a new VNC client, international clock applet, Totem Movie Player enhancements, window compositing, web camera software, and many other changes. The official GNOME 2.22 Release Notes can be read at

12 March 2008 - Now To Start Working On 2.24... - Add A Comment
GNOME 2.22.0 Coming This Wednesday

If you don't have it marked down on your calendar, GNOME 2.22.0 is scheduled to be released this Wednesday, March 12. GNOME 2.22.0 is the first stable release in the GNOME 2.22 series that represents all of the work made in the GNOME 2.21 development series. Back in January we talked about the major improvements in GNOME 2.22. Among the additions to this desktop environment include Epiphany now supporting a WebKit back-end, Cheese photo/video web-cam viewer, integration of the Mousetweaks utility, Vinagre VNC client, and Totem movie player improvements. Today is the source package check-in deadline for GNOME 2.22.0, with the announcements being available on the gnome-announce-list.

10 March 2008 - GNOME 2.22 Coming March 12 - Add A Comment
GNOME 2.22 Release Candidate

Arriving in less than two weeks is the final release of GNOME 2.22.0. Coming out today, however, is GNOME 2.21.92, which is the GNOME 2.22.0 Release Candidate. The release announcement, notes, and source download links are available on the gnome-announce-list. For some of the interesting features that can be found in this forthcoming desktop environment update, be sure to check out our recent article listing the major improvements in GNOME 2.22. The final release of GNOME 2.22.0 is planned for March 12.

28 February 2008 - Two Weeks Out For GNOME! - Add A Comment
GNOME 2.22 Beta 2 Coming This Week

In time for Valentine's day, the GNOME developers are sharing their open-source love with the Linux community in the form of the GNOME 2.22 Beta 2 release. Among the packages checked in so far are new versions of Glib, Eye of GNOME, Cheese, Clutter, gnome-applets, and mousetweaks. It's to the point in the GNOME 2.22.0 development cycle where nearly all of the changes come down to bug-fixes and updated translations. The complete set of updated packages with their changes can be found on the gnome-announce-list. For some of the interesting improvements that can be found in GNOME 2.22.0, we had recently shared eight of the interesting improvements.

11 February 2008 - One Month, One Day To GNOME 2.22 - Add A Comment
GNOME 2.21.5 Development Snapshot

While the KDE 4.0 release event is kicking off today at the Googleplex, another GNOME test release is available in the road to GNOME 2.22. GNOME 2.21.5 is this latest development release. There are a load of changes and fixes in this release, so be sure to check out the GNOME release announcement.

17 January 2008 - Another GNOME Test Release... - Add A Comment
GNOME 2.22 One Step Closer To Release

We're just a little over three months out from the release of GNOME 2.22, but today marks the release of the GNOME 2.21.4 release. GNOME 2.21.4 is the fourth unstable/development release, but is significant in that we have now entered the string and UI change announcement periods for GNOME 2.22. Two of the interesting highlights with GNOME 2.21.4 include Metacity receiving the new compositor by Iain Holmes and swfdec now supporting Flash thumbnails while browsing files within Nautilus. The 2.21.4 release announcement can be read in full on the gnome-announce-list.

22 December 2007 - GNOME 2.22 Is Coming In March - 1 Comment

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