PR: GNOME Development Release 2.5.3 Announced

GNOME Development Release 2.5.3: “That and
a pair of testicles.”

The latest GNOME Development Release is ready for your
bug-busting and testing pleasure! It is available for immediate
download on ftp ftp.gnome.org
and mirrors:


tar.gz:150M total
tar.bz2: 109M total


This release is a snapshot of development code. Although it is
buildable and usable, it is primarily intended for testing and
hacking purposes. Like the Linux kernel, GNOME uses odd minor
version numbers to indicate development status. Please check the
2.5 start page for more information:


Build Requirements

  • The tarballs included in the release. 🙂
  • Some very basic packages not distributed with this release,
    such as image libraries, popt, and the freedesktop.org libraries
    collection. These should all be included with or available for your
  • 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

GVADEC 2004: Kristiansand, Norway http://2004.guadec.org/

“When there’s public debate and mass hysteria, that’s when the
patches roll in.” – Michael Meeks

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