FREEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZEEE! That's it. We're feature frozen now. This means what you have in 2.23.6 is a good approximation of what you'll get in 2.24.0. So it's a good time to start listing all the new major features on the release notes on this page: http://live.gnome.org/TwoPointTwentythree/ReleaseNotes
Oh, and 2.23.6 also introduces for the first time empathy and the hamster applet as official GNOME modules. Great new stuff that everybody should play with!
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.
To compile GNOME 2.23.6, 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): http://www.gnome.org/projects/garnome/ http://library.gnome.org/devel/jhbuild/ http://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/2.23.6/
The release notes that describe the changes between 2.23.2 and 2.23.6 are available. Go read them to learn all the goodness of this release:
platform - http://download.gnome.org/platform/2.23/2.23.6/NEWS
desktop - http://download.gnome.org/desktop/2.23/2.23.6/NEWS
admin - http://download.gnome.org/admin/2.23/2.23.6/NEWS
bindings - http://download.gnome.org/bindings/2.23/2.23.6/NEWS
devtools - http://download.gnome.org/devtools/2.23/2.23.6/NEWS
The GNOME 2.23.6 release is available here:
platform sources - http://download.gnome.org/platform/2.23/2.23.6/
desktop sources - http://download.gnome.org/desktop/2.23/2.23.6/
admin sources - http://download.gnome.org/admin/2.23/2.23.6/
bindings sources - http://download.gnome.org/bindings/2.23/2.23.6/
devtools sources - http://download.gnome.org/devtools/2.23/2.23.6/
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 information about 2.23, the full schedules and the official modules list, please see our 2.23 page: http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable/
Also 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