GNOME 2.15.4 Development Release
This is our fourth development release on our road towards GNOME 2.16.0,
which will be released in September 2006. GNOME 2.15.4 has some rough
edges but you should definitely try it to see how well it works.
One big noticable change is the gnome-vfs change:
Some programs may crash at launch because of critical warnings. See for
To avoid those crashes, you can change the G_DEBUG environment variable.
For example, you can run evolution with this command line:
$ G_DEBUG= evolution
Go download it. Go compile it. Go test it. And go hack on it, document
it, translate it, fix it.
To compile GNOME 2.15.4, you can use GARNOME, or the jhbuild modulesets
The release notes that describe the changes between 2.15.3 and 2.15.4
are available. Go read them to learn all the goodness of this release:
platform - http://download.gnome.org/platform/2.15/2.15.4/NEWS
desktop - http://download.gnome.org/desktop/2.15/2.15.4/NEWS
admin - http://download.gnome.org/admin/2.15/2.15.4/NEWS
bindings - http://download.gnome.org/bindings/2.15/2.15.2/NEWS
Here are some figures about this release:
admin 2.15.4 statistics:
tar.gz: 800K total
tar.bz2: 624K total
bindings 2.15.4 statistics:
tar.gz: 25M total
tar.bz2: 17M total
desktop 2.15.4 statistics:
tar.gz: 159M total
tar.bz2: 115M total
platform 2.15.4 statistics:
tar.gz: 53M total
tar.bz2: 37M total
The GNOME 2.15.4 release is available here:
platform sources - http://download.gnome.org/platform/2.15/2.15.4/
desktop sources - http://download.gnome.org/desktop/2.15/2.15.4/
admin sources - http://download.gnome.org/admin/2.15/2.15.4/
bindings sources - http://download.gnome.org/bindings/2.15/2.15.4/
WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
This release is a snapshot of development code. Although it is buildable
and usable, it is primarily intended for testing and hacking purposes.
GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate development status.
For more informations about 2.15, the full schedule, the official module
lists and the proposed modules list, please see our shiny 2.15 page:
We hope you'll love it,
The GNOME Release Team