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.
GNOME 2.16.0 has been released! As has been discussed at Phoronix over the last couple of months with the GNOME 2.15 development series, GNOME 2.16 brings a great deal of changes and improvements. More information can be found at the GNOME 2.16 Start Page.
SpreadGNOME.org has today launched as the latest site in the chain of Phoronix Networks sites. In an effort to promote the adoption of GNU/Linux desktops, SpreadGNOME.org has launched with the goal of being a resource to help spread the word of GNOME to GNU/Linux desktop users and potential converts. It is meant as a place to share ideas to help promote GNOME in the community, and helping those who wish to get involved with GNOME. More @ SpreadGNOME.org
GNOME 2.15.90 (GNOME 2.16.0 Beta 1) packages are now available. With the first Beta release of GNOME 2.16, it also marks the freeze for the API/ABI, feature and modules, and user interface. GARNOME is once again available for building GNOME 2.15.90. GNOME 2.15.91 (2.16.0 Beta 2) is tentatively scheduled for release on August 9, while the release candidate will make its premiere on August 23. Check out more at GNOME.
Coming a bit later than initially anticipated is GNOME 2.15.4. This latest GNOME release is the fourth development release for the upcoming GNOME 2.16.0, which is presently scheduled for a September 6th release. One of the big changes mentioned in the GNOME announcement list is with gnome-vfs. GARNOME is available at this time for GNOME 2.15.4. More is at GNOME.
Mono 1.1.16, the third release in the series toward version 1.2, has been released. Some of the highlights in Mono v1.1.16 include stock support for IronPython 1.0 Beta 8, Windows.Forms bug-fixing, in-line optimization enabled by default, ASP .NET 2.0 updates, C# compiler bug fixes, and more. Information on Mono can be found at Go Mono.
Today is the check-in for the GNOME 2.15.3 unstable packages, in anticipation of the third GNOME 2.15 development release, which is scheduled for release on Wednesday (June 14, 2006). Similarly, with the release of GNOME 2.15.3 it will mark the development freeze for Fedora Core 6 Test 1 (FC6T1), which will then be released on June 21. The tarballs available so far for GNOME 2.15.3 include: gnome-games 2.15.3, Orca 0.2.5, GnomePythonDesktop 2.15.3, GnomePython 2.15.2, Gossip 0.11.2, GNOME Power Manager 2.15.3, gedit-plugins 2.15.3, and Eye of GNOME 2.15.3. After compiling the latest development packages this Wednesday, we will likely deliver new screenshots for those that have yet to take the unstable voyage. Our GNOME 2.15.1 screenshots can be found here.
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