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GNOME 2.20.0 Beta 1 Released

Aug 17, 2007, 14:15 (0 Talkback[s])

This is our seventh development release on our road towards GNOME 2.20.0, which will be released in September 2007. New features are still arriving, so your mission is simple : Go download it. Go compile it. Go test it. And go hack on it, document it, translate it, fix it.

Lots of modules have great plans for 2.19, and if you're willing to help there are many areas where that help is welcome! Don't hesitate to ask how or where you can help. If you don't even know where to start, just send a mail to our fantastic gnome-love mailing list.

To compile GNOME 2.19.90, you can use GARNOME (http://www.gnome.org/projects/garnome/, which supports users and has additional/different modules available), or the jhbuild (http://www.gnome.org/~jamesh/jhbuild.html) modulesets (which use the exact tarball versions from the official release) available at: http://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/2.19.90/

The release notes that describe the changes between 2.19.6 and 2.19.90 are available. Go read them to learn all the goodness of this release:


The GNOME 2.19.90 release is available here:

platform sources--http://download.gnome.org/platform/2.19/2.19.90/
desktop sources--http://download.gnome.org/desktop/2.19/2.19.90/
admin sources--http://download.gnome.org/admin/2.19/2.19.90/
bindings sources--http://download.gnome.org/bindings/2.19/2.19.90/
devtools sources--http://download.gnome.org/devtools/2.19/2.19.90/

Note to Developers:

We're now entering the UI-freeze period. Read more about the various freeze periods here: http://live.gnome.org/ReleasePlanning/Freezes


This release is a snapshot of development code. Although it is buildable and usable, it is primarily intended for testing and hacking purposes. GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate development status.

For more informations about 2.19, the full schedule, the official module lists and the proposed modules list, please see our 2.19 page: http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable/ or take a look at the abbreviated schedule reminder page at http://live.gnome.org/Schedule

We hope you'll love it,

The GNOME Release Team

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