October 04, 2006 -- 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.
http://www.phoronix.com/?page=news_item&px=MjcwNw

http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome.../msg00018.html

Time to fire up GARNOME!