GNOME 2.15.1
Posted on: 04/27/2006 08:13 AM

The GNOME 2.15.1 Development Release is now available:

Welcome to the new GNOME development cycle! Please fasten your seat belt: you're going to see a lot of exciting new changes!, new features!, new bugfixes!, new translations!, new documentations!. Lots of modules have great plans for 2.16 and if you're willing to help, there's a lot of areas where you'll be heartily welcomed! 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.

This is our first development release on our road towards GNOME 2.16.0, which will be released in September 2006. And I can tell you that GNOME 2.15.1 tastes good. Go download it. Go compile it. Go test it. And go hack on it, document it, translate it, fix it.

Note that there is an epiphany 2.15.1 release, but it was not included in GNOME 2.15.1 because it depends on an unreleased GTK+. But it's still a rocking epiphany release!

To compile GNOME 2.15.1, you can use GARNOME (will be released soon), or the jhbuild modulesets available at:

The release notes that describe the changes between 2.14.1 and 2.15.1 are available. Go read them to learn all the goodness of this release:

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Here are some figures about this release:

admin 2.15.1 statistics:
tar.gz: 792K total
tar.bz2: 616K total

bindings 2.15.1 statistics:
tar.gz: 24M total
tar.bz2: 16M total

desktop 2.15.1 statistics:
tar.gz: 152M total
tar.bz2: 111M total

platform 2.15.1 statistics:
tar.gz: 51M total
tar.bz2: 35M total

The GNOME 2.15.1 release is available here:

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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 2.15, the full schedule, the official module lists and the proposed modules list, please see our new shiny 2.15 page:

We hope you'll love it,

The GNOME Release Team

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