GNOME 2.17.90 Released
Posted on: 01/25/2007 09:08 AM

GNOME 2.17.90 Development Release is now available:

Yet another GNOME release is now available. This is our sixth development release on our road towards GNOME 2.18.0, which will be released in March 2007. I guess you could say GNOME is marching forward. You know what I mean, say no more, say no more!

This release marks the start of the UI Freeze. If you break the freeze your picture will be added to the HIG under the heading "Banned for Life" and will have to live with the stigma of causing the "worst freeze ever".

In any case GNOME 2.17.90 is a release of beauty. You know you want to get it. Go download it. Go compile it. Go test it. And go hack on it, document it, translate it, fix it.

To compile GNOME 2.17.90, 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:
jhbuild and jhbuild modulesets are available at:

The release notes that describe the changes between 2.17.5 and 2.17.90 are available. Go read them to learn all the goodness of this release:

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The GNOME 2.17.90 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 2.17, the full schedule, the official module lists and the proposed modules list, please see our new shiny 2.17 page:

We hope you'll love it,

The GNOME Release Team

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