The fifth development release for GNOME 2.17/2.18 is now out! GNOME 2.17.5 marks the start of the API/ABI freeze in the path to GNOME 2.18.0, which will be released in early March. The GNOME 2.17.5 desktop changes can be read here, while here is the mailing-list announcement. GARNOME has also been updated to assist in your compilation process of GNOME 2.17.5.
Tomorrow is the official check-in for packages that wish to make the GNOME 2.17.5 deadline. This will be the fifth of eight GNOME 2.17 releases in the road to GNOME 2.18.0. GNOME 2.17.5 is anticipated for release on Wednesday, January 10, while GNOME 2.18.0 is scheduled for release on Pi day -- March 14, 2007. More information on the GNOME 2.17/2.18 schedule can be found at GNOME Live.
Christian Schaller has posted on his blog some information about GNOME plans for the future. This blog post came as a result of an OSNews article earlier this month, which can be discussed here. This blog post basically weighs on the incremental improvements as being the status quo for Linux as well as Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows Vista. GNOME will stay at version 2 until a future release brings major changes.
The tarball package check-in for the GNOME 2.17.4 release is tomorrow while the release is coming up on Wednesday (December 20, 2006). This also marks the string change and user interface announcement period. The discussion of module inclusions also heats up at this time in the road to GNOME 2.18. Following the release of GNOME 2.17.4 is GNOME 2.17.5 and 2.17.90 (GNOME 2.18.0 Beta 1) in January, GNOME 2.18 Beta 2 and RC in February, and the final release of GNOME 2.18.0 in early March. Screenshots of GNOME 2.17.4 will be provided on Phoronix later this week. Ending off the GNOME 2.16 series is the third maintenance release at the end of January.
Today the tarballs are due for packages wishing to make the GNOME 2.17.3 release date. GNOME 2.17.3 should be released on Wednesday (December 6). GNOME 2.17.4 will be shipping later this month as well with the check-in on December 18 and release on December 20. For more on the GNOME schedule in the road to GNOME 2.18.0 in March of 2007, see here.
The second maintenance release in the GNOME 2.16 series has been released on the eve of Thanksgiving here in the United States. New in GNOME 2.16.2 is bug fixes, updated translations, and updated documentation. Meanwhile the GNOME 2.17/2.18 development cycle is going strong. Vincent Untz's release announcement for GNOME 2.16.2 can be read here (with download links).
GNOME 2.17.2 has been released today. It is the second development release in the road to GNOME 2.18.0 in March of 2007. The release announcement can be found here.
The new GNOME 2.18 development cycle is now underway with the release of GNOME 2.17.1. While GNOME 2.16 shaped up to be a fantastic release, GNOME 2.18 will hopefully end up even better. GNOME 2.17.1 is the first development release in this road to GNOME 2.18.0, which is scheduled for release on March 14, 2007. Unfortunately, at the time of writing GARNOME 2.17.1 or GARNOME daily is not available -- though we anticipate that it will be released soon. The GNOME 2.17.1 release announcement can be read on the gnome-announce-list.
Today, on the eve of the official Fedora Core 6 launch, is the due date for all GNOME projects wanting to submit their Tarballs for the 2.17.1 launch. GNOME 2.17.1 is scheduled for release this Wednesday, October 18, 2006. As always, the odd numbered release cycles signify the development branch, which this time is the road leading up to GNOME 2.18.0. The tentative GNOME 2.17/2.18 schedule can be found at GNOME Live. Later this week we will be providing screenshots of the first GNOME 2.17 release.
GNOME 2.16.1, the first stable update in the GNOME 2.16 series, is being released today. Updated source packages are available from the GNOME FTP server. The GNOME 2.17/2.18 release schedule can be found here. At the time of writing the 2.16.1 release announcement has yet to hit the announce-list.
Coming out a day after the release of GNOME 2.16.0 is the development time-line for GNOME 2.18.0. As it looks right now, GNOME 2.17.1 is scheduled to be released on October 18, followed by additional development builds, while the GNOME 2.18.0 Beta 1 (2.17.90) would be released on January 24 of next year. The GNOME 2.18.0 Release Candidate would be delivered on February 28 with the final GNOME 2.18.0 release coming on March 14. The complete and up-to-date time-line can be found at GNOME Live.
GNOME 2.16.0 has been released! As has been discussed at Phoronix over the last couple of months with the GNOME 2.15 development series, GNOME 2.16 brings a great deal of changes and improvements. More information can be found at the GNOME 2.16 Start Page.
SpreadGNOME.org has today launched as the latest site in the chain of Phoronix Networks sites. In an effort to promote the adoption of GNU/Linux desktops, SpreadGNOME.org has launched with the goal of being a resource to help spread the word of GNOME to GNU/Linux desktop users and potential converts. It is meant as a place to share ideas to help promote GNOME in the community, and helping those who wish to get involved with GNOME. More @ SpreadGNOME.org
GNOME 2.15.90 (GNOME 2.16.0 Beta 1) packages are now available. With the first Beta release of GNOME 2.16, it also marks the freeze for the API/ABI, feature and modules, and user interface. GARNOME is once again available for building GNOME 2.15.90. GNOME 2.15.91 (2.16.0 Beta 2) is tentatively scheduled for release on August 9, while the release candidate will make its premiere on August 23. Check out more at GNOME.
Coming a bit later than initially anticipated is GNOME 2.15.4. This latest GNOME release is the fourth development release for the upcoming GNOME 2.16.0, which is presently scheduled for a September 6th release. One of the big changes mentioned in the GNOME announcement list is with gnome-vfs. GARNOME is available at this time for GNOME 2.15.4. More is at GNOME.
Mono 1.1.16, the third release in the series toward version 1.2, has been released. Some of the highlights in Mono v1.1.16 include stock support for IronPython 1.0 Beta 8, Windows.Forms bug-fixing, in-line optimization enabled by default, ASP .NET 2.0 updates, C# compiler bug fixes, and more. Information on Mono can be found at Go Mono.
Today is the check-in for the GNOME 2.15.3 unstable packages, in anticipation of the third GNOME 2.15 development release, which is scheduled for release on Wednesday (June 14, 2006). Similarly, with the release of GNOME 2.15.3 it will mark the development freeze for Fedora Core 6 Test 1 (FC6T1), which will then be released on June 21. The tarballs available so far for GNOME 2.15.3 include: gnome-games 2.15.3, Orca 0.2.5, GnomePythonDesktop 2.15.3, GnomePython 2.15.2, Gossip 0.11.2, GNOME Power Manager 2.15.3, gedit-plugins 2.15.3, and Eye of GNOME 2.15.3. After compiling the latest development packages this Wednesday, we will likely deliver new screenshots for those that have yet to take the unstable voyage. Our GNOME 2.15.1 screenshots can be found here.
The next point release in the stable GNOME 2.14 series has come out this afternoon. Lots of bug fixing, new translations, and all the updated documentation. More on this is at GNOME. GNOME 2.16 is due out this September, after a series of GNOME 2.15 development builds during the summer.
With this week's release of GNOME 2.15.2, we have a couple screenshots to pass along today. As we had provided a plethora of coverage after building GNOME 2.15.1 using GARNOME, today we simply took some screenshots using GNOME 2.15.2 packages that have been integrated thus far with Fedora Rawhide. Enjoy!
In the road towards GNOME 2.16.0, the second development release for the GNOME 2.15 series has been released. GNOME 2.15.2 contains many enhancements beyond the earlier 2.15.1 build. As shared in earlier Phoronix news posts, there are many package improvements to note. To demonstrate some of these improvements, we are in the process of once again building GNOME 2.15.2 using GARNOME, and should have some screenshots up shortly. Remember, this is a development release so use at your own risk. More on this is at GNOME.
Coming out of the GNOME camp today are quite a few project updates -- primarily focused at the GNOME v2.15 development cycle. The list thus far as of the afternoon on May 15 includes the following. Alacarte 0.9.1, gnome-mag-0.12.5, GDM2 2.15.3, gedit-plugins 2.15.2, gedit 2.15.2, gnome-build 0.1.3, gdl 0.6.1, GLib 2.11.1, orca-0.2.4, GNOME Power Manager 2.15.2, gcalctool v5.8.13, and gnome-games 2.15.2. The tarballs for GNOME v2.15.2 are due today, and the release of GNOME 2.15.2 unstable will occur on Wednesday, May 17. GNOME v2.14.2 stable is scheduled to take place on May 31, 2006.
GNOME Command v1.2.0 (stable) has been released. Due to all of the new changes, the complete list and more information is available at GMCD.
No, this is not a new support group or project for GNOME lovers and fanatics, but it is the creation of the Hearts project for GNOME. This is a implementation of the classic card game for the GNOME desktop, and it will feature configurable rule-sets and editable computer opponents. No official release is available, but the Subversion repository is available. The creation and modification of opponents is done through the Lua scripting language. More information is available on Hearts for GNOME.
While GNOME 2.15.x unstable packages have been sprouting all week, the official release of GNOME 2.15.1 has just come down the wire. As with past GNOME releases, the odd branch signifies the development cycle, while GNOME 2.16 will be the stable release. Planned for the upcoming GNOME development are lots of new changes, features, bug fixes, and translations. Many new modules and guidelines are planned in time for GNOME 2.16. GNOME 2.16.0 is planned for a release in September of 2006. It is important to remember GNOME 2.15 may be unstable and cause problems, so try at your own risk. More information is available at GNOME.
Yesterday, GNOME v2.15 development broke into full swing with some of the projects presenting unstable packages so far being: Gnome-utils 2.15.0 (Growing Family), GnomePython 2.15.1, GnomePythonDesktop 2.15.1, Yelp 2.15.1, and gnome-games 2.15.1. However, out today from the GNOME camp GNOME Power Manager and GNOME Display Manager 2 (GDM2). GNOME Power Manager 2.14.2 is primarily a stable bug-fix release with similar changes to what was presented for GNOME Power Manager 2.15.1, while not quite as lengthy. GNOME Display Manager 2.14.3 on the other hand implements fixes for four known issues. GDM2 2.14.3 has been dubbed the "SuperNovaBlast" release.
If GNOME Power Manager 2.14 doesn't suit your needs or you are looking for the latest packages, GNOME Power Manager 2.15.1 was just released. GNOME Power Manager 2.15.1 incorporates a number of changes in the release from general features, power management, power preferences, power information, and translations. Some of the notable items in this release are the icons switching to using the Tango style, new throttle API for gnome-screensaver, appropriate response when systray crashes, monitors more gconf keys, checks to ensure lower brightness when idling, and the new information page showing a simpler view of hardware. More on GNOME Power Manager 2.15.1, and this project in general, is available at the site. With the start of the GNOME 2.15 development cycle, additional projects have begun to announce new unstable packages such as Gnome-utils 2.15.0 (Growing Family), GnomePython 2.15.1, GnomePythonDesktop 2.15.1, vte-0.13.0, and Pango-1.13.0.
Seahorse, a GNOME application for managing encryption keys (which is also capable of integrating with Nautilus and gedit among others), has reached the v0.9.1 mile-stone. Major changes are listed below and the download is available at GNOME. * Major Changes between 0.9 and 0.9.1: ====================================== * New Tango style icons * Completely reworked personal key properties dialog * SSH Key Generation * Add libcryptui library for standardization of key selection * DBUS interface for encryption and key management * Gedit plugin now uses DBUS to do it's work * Progress dialog while generating keys [Jim Pharis] * Automatically resize and convert photos that are added to a key. * Now uses the GNOME proxy settings when accessing key servers [Adam Schreiber] * New UI for signing keys * HIG fixes for dialogs [chpe] * Many crasher and stability fixes.
Rhythmbox, the popular GNOME music management application, has come out this morning with version 0.9.4. Rhythmbox v0.9.4 incorporates a great deal of changes with both new features and fixes from the previous release. The new major features include support for C or Python written plug-ins, making GStreamer crashing during importing not taking Rhythmbox down, several user-interface improvements, and a few significant performance improvements. The change-log and source downloads are available from the Rhythmbox website.
Metacity, the simple window manager that integrates well with GNOME, has come out today with a version 2.14.3 release. This release revers the hated new focus behavior of Metacity 2.14 back to what could be find in the 2.12 branch. Downloads of this release are available from GNOME.
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