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This Wednesday will be the release of GNOME 2.20.0, and today is the tarball package due date for all packages wishing to make the release deadline. Many of the packages are already checked in and you can view the announcements on the gnome-announce-list. Look for the official GNOME 2.20 announcement this Wednesday.
17 September 2007
With just two weeks left until GNOME 2.20.0 enters the world, the final development build is scheduled for release tomorrow. GNOME 2.19.92 is the GNOME 2.20.0 release candidate, which will contain a few fixes since the GNOME 2.20 Beta 2 release. Following the release of GNOME 2.19.92 is a GNOME 2.20.0 hard-code freeze on September 10 which lasts for one week, and then on September 19 will be the official release of GNOME 2.20.0! After that, we can start dreaming about the GNOME 2.22 release. The complete GNOME schedule is available from GNOME Live.
4 September 2007
The second and final beta release for GNOME 2.20.0 is now available. The GNOME 2.19.91 development release will be short-live as planned for next week already is the GNOME 2.20.0 Release Candidate. GNOME 2.19.91 contains a lot of bug fixes, so try it out with GARNOME 2.19.91. The GNOME 2.20.2 Beta 2 release announcement can be read on the gnome-announce-list.
31 August 2007
It was ten years ago today that the GNOME project was born when Miguel de Icaza had announced the creation of this free software desktop environment that ultimately would go head-to-head with KDE. Congratulations to the GNOME team with a very successful ten years! Marking the birthday of GNOME is also the first beta for GNOME 2.20.0 (GNOME 2.19.90). The beta announcement should be on the wire shortly along with the GARNOME 2.19.90 package. We are just over a month away from the release of GNOME 2.20.0!
15 August 2007
Marking the release of GNOME 2.19.6, and another step towards the release of GNOME 2.20, is the availability of GARNOME 2.19.6. GNOME 2.19.6 is being released today, which will be followed by the release of GNOME 2.20.0 Beta 1 on August 15 and the second beta will be out on August 29. The final release of GNOME 2.20.0 will take place on Wednesday, September 19, 2007.
1 August 2007
The last stable release in the GNOME 2.18 series is now out the door. Making up GNOME 2.18.3 are bug fixes, new translations, and updated documentation. The GNOME 2.18.3 announcement can be read at GNOME.org.
4 July 2007
As the fourth development release in the road to GNOME 2.20, GNOME 2.19.4 is now available and offers a host of changes from the previous 2.19.3 release. Continuing in normal fashion, GARNOME 2.19.4 is also available to make for an easy build process of the latest GNOME source packages. GARNOME 2.19.4 has been dubbed the "Dancing to the Rhythm of the War Drums" release. The announcement can be found on the gnome-announce-list.
21 June 2007
GNOME 2.19.3, the third developer release in the path to GNOME 2.20, is now available. GNOME 2.19.2 contains a number of updates beyond what was highlighted in our GNOME 2.19.2 desktop screenshots. GARNOME 2.19.3, dubbed the "leading the pack" release, is now available with the GNOME 2.19.3 packages along with a few updates since the freeze. The GARNOME announcement can be read on the gnome-announce-list. The next GNOME development release is due out on June 20, while the final release of GNOME 2.20 is scheduled for September 19, 2007.
7 June 2007
We're still early in the GNOME 2.20 season with GNOME 2.19.2 just coming out earlier in the month, but the GNOME Live RoadMap for GNOME 2.20 and GNOME 2.22 has been updated. Some of the planned improvements for GNOME 2.20 will be version 3.0 of the Ekiga VoIP client, Evince improvements for document viewing, plug-in system for the GNOME image viewer (Eye of GNOME), a new highlighting engine for the text editor (Gedit), and full compliance with the FreeDesktop.org power management specification for GNOME Power Manager. Ekiga 3.0 will feature a new user interface, X-Video support, and support for audio and video codecs. On the table for GNOME 2.22 is New Stuff Manager integration, stabilization of Ekiga 3.0, complete support for X.509 certificates in GNOME Keyring, new library for GNOME Applets, a complete high contrast SVG theme for GNOME, and a lot more is planned.
26 May 2007
Less than two months after the release of GNOME 2.18.0, version 2.19.1 is now available for those wishing to try out the latest unstable GNOME incarnation. The GNOME 2.19.1 press release hasn't yet the gnome-announce-list wire, but the GARNOME 2.19.1 source package was pushed out moments ago. More information on GNOME 2.19/2.20 is available here. The next GNOME release in the 2.19 series is GNOME 2.19.2, which is scheduled for release on May 16.
25 April 2007
While it hasn't been long since the release of GNOME 2.18.1, let alone the release of GNOME 2.18.0, the path to GNOME 2.20 is already starting to heat-up. GNOME 2.19.1, an unstable release, has its tar-balls due today followed by the official release this Wednesday. This is the first of nine test releases in the GNOME 2.19 series before GNOME 2.20.0 will be introduced. GNOME 2.20.0 is scheduled for release on September 19. Coming from the GNOME side of the web next month is GNOME 2.19.2 along with the stable release of GNOME 2.18.2. More information on the GNOME 2.19 series is available from GNOME Live.
23 April 2007
Yesterday Linux.com reported on the launching of the GNOME Mobile and Embedded Initiative. This initiative to get GNOME on mobile and embedded devices is sponsored by such companies as Red Hat and Canonical along with backing by the Linux Foundation. The GMAE (GNOME Mobile and Embedded) platform is a subset of the technologies found on a traditional GNOME desktop. This GMAE platform is already present in the Nokia N770 and N800 as well as the OLPC laptop, but in the coming months they will be adding Java ME, GeoClue, and making other improvements.
20 April 2007
Yesterday was the release of Xfce 4.4.1 and today is the release of GNOME 2.18.1. Like yesterday's Xfce maintenance release, GNOME 2.18.1 adds new translations as well as bug fixes. The release announcement can be read on the gnome-announce-list.
11 April 2007
Not only is today Pi day and the launch date for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, but GNOME 2.18.0 is also being released today! GNOME 2.18.0 boasts a horde of improvements over GNOME 2.16. Among the changes are improved support for a number of things, new customizable options, GNOME desktop sharing, GNOME audio controller improvements, Sudoku and Chess games, network GNOME games support (for selected titles), improved bug reporting, and much more. The GNOME 2.18 release notes can be read here.
14 March 2007
One week from today GNOME 2.18.0 will be released. The tarballs for GNOME 2.18.0 are due next Tuesday, March 12, and the official release will be sanctioned on Wednesday, Marc 14. The GNOME 2.18.0 schedule is available here.
7 March 2007
The March 2007 edition of the GNOME Journal is now available for your reading pleasure. Covered in this edition is information on cross-platform GTK+ development, Tango artwork on the desktop, free desktop companies, and a letter from the editor. The GNOME Journal can be read here.
5 March 2007
GNOME 2.17.92, the release candidate for GNOME 2.18.0, is now available from official mirrors! All features have been added, major bugs fixed, and more for this release. The hard code freeze will occur next week while the official GNOME 2.18.0 release will be out on March 14. The release announcement is available on the gnome-announce-list.
28 February 2007
Today is the package check-in for the second Beta in the path to GNOME 2.18.0. GNOME 2.18.0 Beta 2 (2.17.91) will see its release this Wednesday -- February 14 -- which is one month to the day for the release of GNOME 2.18. At the end of February will be the first and only release candidate in the GNOME 2.17/2.18 series. This week's release of GNOME 2.17.91 also marks the start of the string freeze for GNOME 2.18.0.
12 February 2007
The third maintenance release in the GNOME 2.16 branch has now been officially released. New in GNOME 2.16.3 are bug fixes along with updated translations. This release also marks the last point release in the GNOME 2.16 branch, as GNOME 2.18.0 will be here in early March. Download links and more information is available at GNOME.
31 January 2007
The next development release for GNOME 2.18 is now out the door. GNOME 2.17.90 marks the UI freeze, and in general should be a great release for a testing candidate. The release announcement is available here. GARNOME 2.17.90 is also available at this time.
25 January 2007
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