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GNOME.org: GNOME 2.2 Release Candidate 2 Released

Jan 29, 2003, 13:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Waugh)

GNOME 2.2 Desktop Release Candidate 2 (2.1.91): "OUTATIME"
==========================================================

GNOME Desktop 2.2 Release Candidate 2 (2.1.91): "OUTATIME", 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/2.1/2.1.91/sources/

  tar.gz:93M    total
  tar.bz2:  71M 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 represents the final GNOME 2.2 release, pending some last minute
bugfixes and translations. It's very stable for daily use. 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, RC2 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                         gstreamer
  atk                          gtk-doc
  bonobo-activation            gtk-engines
  bug-buddy                    libbonobo
  control-center               libbonoboui
  eel                          libgnome
  eog                          libgnomecanvas
  file-roller                  libgnomeprint
  gail                         libgnomeprintui
  GConf                        libgnomeui
  gdm                          libgtkhtml
  gedit                        libgtop
  gnome2-user-docs             librsvg
  gnome-applets                libwnck
  gnome-desktop                libxslt
  gnome-games                  linc
  gnome-icon-theme             metacity
  gnome-media                  nautilus
  gnome-panel                  nautilus-media
  gnome-session                ORBit2
  gnome-system-monitor         pkgconfig
  gnome-terminal               startup-notification
  gnome-themes                 vte
  gnome-utils                  yelp
  gnome-vfs
  gst-plugins


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

-- 
         "Spend your 'different points' wisely." - Havoc Pennington         

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GNOME.org: GNOME 2.2 Desktop Release Candidate 1 Released(Jan 13, 2003)