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Jun 21, 2002, 16:41 (4 Talkback[s])

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"Today is the scheduled release date for the long-awaited GNOME2 desktop. But instead of a final GNOME2, a second release candidate will be issued. This falls in line with a one-week delay in RC 1, though when its delay was announced it was said that final release would not be delayed.

"GNOME2 offers anti-aliased screen fonts, with full control of the sizes in which the font smoothing may be invoked, alpha-channel graphics support, and repair of the flickering problem with GTK applications. The GNOME2 user interface has been redesigned to comply with new usability standards, presenting a common user interface with standards for menus and other interface parts. Navigation by keyboard has been made more practical, and mnemonics are said to have been improved and have been made easier for independent developers to implement.

"The new version employs Unicode throughout, providing broader built-in internationalization, the ability to make use of a far broader range of characters in a given document, and support for Asian and Mideastern languages..."

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