GNOME 1.4 ReleasedApr 02, 2001, 19:45 (21 Talkback[s])
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Download information: Stable source for GNOME 1.4 is available from the GNOME site. The page linked provides an automated mirror selection tool, instructions for the proper build order, and instructions on how to launch it. Please take advantage of the mirrors. Users on RPM-based systems who'd like to build their own RPM's from the source packages may be interested to know that many of GNOME source packages include spec files that permit generation of RPM's with the command rpm -tb packagename.tar.gz.
PRESS RELEASE -- The GNOME Foundation announces the release of GNOME 1.4. The release offers a stable, powerful and tightly integrated platform that features the most extensive documentation to date, making the help features very user-friendly. GNOME 1.4 includes Nautilus, the new graphical shell for GNOME that features advanced file and Internet browsing capabilities. Developers will find a set of new and updated tools, making GNOME the ideal programming platform.
"GNOME 1.4 has a wealth of new features, from an updated Sawfish window manager to enhanced support and interoperability with other desktop environments." said Havoc Pennington, GNOME Foundation board chair. "This release represents a major leap forward in the GNOME desktop environment. Users will instantly see an improvement in the usability and power of components like Nautilus. Developers will enjoy the strategic advantages of improvements to the component architecture and streamlined tools for greater internationalization and localization of GNOME-based programs."
New or enhanced features of the GNOME 1.4 desktop environment include:
GNOME 1.4 will also include a number of enhancements for developers, including:
"Since the GNOME project is a free software project, we were able to incorporate advances from some of the most talented programmers in the world," said Maciej Stachowiak, head of the 1.4 Release Team. "Hundreds of people from every part of the world contributed to this release. The result is a mature, stable, powerful and fun-to-use desktop, with the promise of a host of new killer applications, due to the programming enhancements."
GNOME is a free software project that is developing a complete, easy to use desktop for GNU/Linux (more commonly known as Linux), BSD and a variety of other Unix and Unix-like operating systems. The GNOME desktop is used by millions of people around the world. More than 500 computer developers, including over 100 full-time, paid developers, contribute their time and effort to the project.
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