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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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