Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.
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.