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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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