Posted on: 01/11/2007 01:48 AM
GNOME 2.17.5 Development Release
The first GNOME release of 2007 is available. This is our fifth development release on our road towards GNOME 2.18.0, which will be released in March 2007. In France, we have a wise saying: "Dans le cochon, tout est bon." Okay, don't ask me why I'm writing this here, since I don't know why. Or maybe it's because we could say the same about this release. Or maybe it's because I'm hungry.
Oh, I believe it's important to mention this is also the release which marks the start of the API/ABI freeze for the platform and the start of the feature freeze. If you break the freezes, we'll send some crazy people make you understand what a freeze is. Crazy people as in French people. Or even crazier ones like persons who're going to Australia for GNOME.conf.au (starting next Monday). I can't even imagine why people would want to go to Australia. I mean, do you even know who live there? No, no, I can't tell you. I don't want to frighten everybody.
Anyway, you'll love GNOME 2.17.5. You all know what you have to do now. Go download it. Go compile it. Go test it. And go hack on it, document it, translate it, fix it.
This is our fifth development release on our road towards GNOME 2.18.0, which will be released in March 2007. This is also the release which marks the start of the API/ABI freeze for the platform and the start of the feature freeze.
To compile GNOME 2.17.5, you can use GARNOME, which supports users and has additional/different modules available), or the jhbuild modulesets (which use the exact tarball versions from the official release).
GARNOME is available at: http://www.gnome.org/projects/garnome/
jhbuild and jhbuild modulesets are available at: http://www.gnome.org/~jamesh/jhbuild.html http://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/2.17.5/
The release notes that describe the changes between 2.17.4 and 2.17.5 are available. Go read them to learn all the goodness of this release:
platform - http://download.gnome.org/platform/2.17/2.17.5/NEWS
desktop - http://download.gnome.org/desktop/2.17/2.17.5/NEWS
admin - http://download.gnome.org/admin/2.17/2.17.5/NEWS
bindings - http://download.gnome.org/bindings/2.17/2.17.5/NEWS
The GNOME 2.17.5 release is available here:
platform sources - http://download.gnome.org/platform/2.17/2.17.5/
desktop sources - http://download.gnome.org/desktop/2.17/2.17.5/
admin sources - http://download.gnome.org/admin/2.17/2.17.5/
bindings sources - http://download.gnome.org/bindings/2.17/2.17.5/
WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
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 2.17, the full schedule, the official module lists and the proposed modules list, please see our new shiny 2.17 page: http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable/
We hope you'll love it,
The GNOME Release Team