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GNOME 2.0 Platform Alpha 1 Released

Oct 03, 2001, 16:06 (66 Talkback[s])
From: Maciej Stachowiak 
Subject: GNOME 2.0 Platform Alpha 1
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2001 22:35:42 -0700

The first pre-release of the GNOME 2 platform is now available for
your downloading and testing pleasure.

WARNING: This release does not include anything of use to end
users. It is a technology preview release of the development platform
only. It is also not yet fully parallel installable with GNOME
1.

As soon as the mirrors update, you can get the release from:

ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/pre-gnome2/releases/gnome-2.0-lib-alpha1

Pretty much everything in this release is new relative to GNOME
1.4. A few of the most notable new features are:

* Full multi-lingual text support support and use of unicode text
throughout

* Powerful new tree and text widgets

* Extensive accessibility support

* A new CORBA ORB featuring smaller stubs skeletons, support for SSL,
and and a better overall architecture

* More standards-compliant XML library

* XSLT library

* Improved package configuration scheme

* Unrelated libraries, as well as GUI and non-GUI parts of existing
libraries, have been split into their own packages

* Much cleanup and many other new features throughout the platform


Love,

The GNOME 2.0 Release Team