"Today, the GNOME Project celebrates the release of GNOME 2.30,
the latest version of the popular, multi-platform free desktop
environment and of its developer platform. Released on schedule, to
the day, GNOME 2.30 builds on top of a long series of successful
six months releases to offer the best experience to users and
"For more than 10 years now, the project has been seeing a
tremendous amount of work. And as usual, it's hard to come back to
a previous version of GNOME once you've tried this latest release,
which is probably the best compliment the project can receive.
"GNOME 2.30 also marks the last major release in the GNOME 2.x
era. There will be maintenance releases for 2.30, but the community
now focuses its efforts on GNOME 3.0!"