GNOME 2.30: Waiting for the Big Release
Apr 07, 2010, 11:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)
[ Thanks to James
Maguire for this link. ]
"GNOME 2.30 was originally intended to coincide with
GNOME 3.0 -- a massive cleanup and rethinking of the popular
desktop. However, GNOME 3.0 is delayed for at least another
release, which leaves GNOME 2.30 as most likely the last version in
a series stretching back almost a decade.
"You will find signs of what is coming, including 3.0 previews,
but, for the most part, like its predecessors, GNOME 2.30 is a
collection of generally unrelated improvements. Unlike recent KDE
releases, a specific direction is hard to see, unless it is an
emphasis on improved usability and, to a lesser extent, application
inter-connectivity as part of the cleanup for the big release.
"GNOME 2.30 should be available in the package repositories of
most major releases over the next few weeks. Packages are already
available for the upcoming Lucid Lynx release of Ubuntu. Although,
as I write, GNOME Shell, the core of the 3.0 desktop is
uninstallable because the libgjs0 library is missing. Distrowatch
also reports that the first beta of the Mandriva Linux 2010.1
release includes GNOME 2.30. In addition, a GNOME Live Media
edition with 2.30 should be shortly available."