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GNOME.org: GNOME 2.2 Desktop Release Candidate 1 Released

Jan 13, 2003, 03:43 (0 Talkback[s])

GNOME 2.2 Desktop Release Candidate 1 (2.1.90): "1.21 Jigawatts"
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GNOME Desktop 2.2 Release Candidate 1 (2.1.90): "1.21 Jigawatts", is ready
for your bug-busting and testing pleasure! It is available for immediate
download on ftp ftp.gnome.org and mirrors.

Detailed information, with screenshots (updated for this release):

  http://www.gnome.org/start/2.1/

Download:

  http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/desktop/2.1/2.1.5/sources/

  tar.gz:86M    total
  tar.bz2:  66M total


Safe for Children!
------------------

If you're a big fan of GNOME, but haven't had the courage to install one of
the 2.1.x unstable releases, now is the time to give it a try! This release
candidate is very stable for daily use, with no horrible, time-wasting bugs
to distract you (though it does have its fair share of niggles). We're very
keen to see more testers play with the new code before we give it the big
"TWO POINT TWO FINAL" rubber stamp.

Bottom line: If you have children, RC1 won't hurt them; and if you don't, it
won't make you pregnant. Have fun!


Updated in this Release
-----------------------

The following modules have been updated in this release:

acme                 gst-plugins
atk                  gstreamer
bug-buddy            gtk+
control-center       intltool
eel                  libbonobo
file-roller          libbonoboui
gail                 libgnome
gdm                  libgnomecanvas
gedit                libgnomeprint
ggv                  libgnomeprintui
glib                 libgnomeui
gnome2-user-docs     libgtkhtml
gnome-desktop        librsvg
gnome-games          libwnck
gnome-media          libxml2
gnome-panel          linc
gnome-session        metacity
gnome-terminal       nautilus
gnome-themes         nautilus-media
gnome-utils          ORBit2
gnome-vfs            pango
                     vte


Build Requirements
------------------

  - The tarballs included in the release. :-)

  - Some very basic packages not distributed with this release, such as
    image libraries, popt and freetype. These should all be included with or
    available for your distribution.

  - Xft2 and fontconfig for superior font rendering and configuration, from
    http://fontconfig.org/

  - Docbook DTD 4.1.2, Docbook XSL stylesheets and a valid system catalogue
        file for scrollkeeper (which in turn is required by many desktop
        components for documentation).


Happy testing!

- The GNOME Release Team

-- 
    "It's not sufficient to 'use simple words to explain things'. Things    
      must actually be simple, which is much harder." - Martin Pool   

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