1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking Benchmarking Platform
Phoromatic Test Orchestration

GNOME 3.0 Is Coming, And Coming Soon!

GNOME

Published on 10 July 2008 11:10 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME
11 Comments

The K Desktop Environment community came out earlier this year with their brand new KDE 4.0 release that marked significant advancements to this open-source desktop environment compared to its KDE 3.5.x code-base. Meanwhile, the GNOME community has been living in a 2.0 cycle for quite some time with no signs of a major overhaul, but their six-month release cycles just continue to deliver new refinements and minor improvements. The plans for GNOME 3.0 just put this release out when there is significant API/ABI breakage to GNOME 2.0 / GTK+ or a major rewrite. Well, in addition to announcing Stormy Peters joining GNOME, at GUADEC 2008 they have just announced plans for GNOME 3.0!

The details are still emerging from this GNOME conference taking placed in Istanbul, Turkey. All the information that has reached the Internet so far are several GNOME developers briefly mentioning it on their blogs (aggregated through Planet GNOME). The only real information that has hit the blogs so far is that GNOME 2.30 = GNOME 3.0. This was mentioned on Vincent Untz's blog with a photograph. As of yet, no GNOME 3.0 information has appeared on any of the GNOME mailing lists.

GNOME 3.0 Is Coming, And Coming Soon!


Permitting that the GNOME development community will be continuing with their six-month release cycles and they plan on having GNOME 2.26 and GNOME 2.28 stable releases before GNOME 2.30/3.0, this would place their effective release date for GNOME 3.0 in early 2010. In fact, it would be right before the release of Ubuntu 10.4 LTS.

Meanwhile, the next GNOME release is GNOME 2.24 and its release is targeted for September. When we have any other information on GNOME 3.0 we will be sure to pass it along. Share your hopes and expectations for GNOME 3.0 in the Phoronix Forums.

UPDATE: With GNOME 3.0 will come GTK+ 3.0. Lucas Rocha just blogged about GTK+ 3.0 / GNOME 3.0 and that the transition process from GNOME 2 to GNOME 3 is expected to be smooth.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. Ubuntu 15.04 Offers Faster OpenGL For AMD Radeon GPUs On Open-Source
  2. Ubuntu 15.04 Brings Some Graphics Performance Improvements For Intel Haswell
  3. Sub-$20 802.11n USB WiFi Adapter That's Linux Friendly
  4. The Lenovo T450s Is Working Beautifully With Linux
  5. Linux 4.0 SSD EXT4 / Btrfs / XFS / F2FS Benchmarks
  6. Linux 4.0 Hard Drive Comparison With Six File-Systems
Latest Linux News
  1. Linux 4.1-rc1 Kernel Released, Packs In Several New Features
  2. It Doesn't Look Like KDBUS Will Make It For Linux 4.1
  3. Debian 9.0 Is Codenamed Stretch
  4. AMD Radeon GPUs With Linux 4.0 + Mesa 10.6-devel
  5. The Many Features Of The Linux 4.1 Kernel
  6. HTTPS For Phoronix.com
  7. Gallium3D's HUD Gets New Customization Options
  8. Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 Haswell Performance
  9. Dell Keyboard Backlight Support In Linux 4.1
  10. With Linux 4.1 You Can Play With The Chrome OS Lightbar
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. AMD Releases New "AMDGPU" Linux Kernel Driver & Mesa Support
  2. Ubuntu's Desktop-Next Switching From .DEBs To Snappy
  3. Systemd Kills Off Shutdownd
  4. My Favorite Computer Desk Of The Past Decade For Less Than $100
  5. AMD Open-Sources "Addrlib" From Catalyst
  6. Debian 8.0 Jessie Is Ready For Release This Weekend
  7. GIMP's Porting To GTK3 Continues
  8. Qt Creator 3.4 Brings C++ Programming Improvements & More