I'm sure you had lost hope. Hope to finally see GNOME 2.31.2. It's true that it's one day late, which is unusual. I could say it's because of an udpated toolchain here, or because some tarballs were missing files, were depending on unreleased version of libraries or didn't build for another reason. Or because I started a bit late to work on this release. Or because Roland Garros has started. Okay, this last one could be a good reason. But no, the real reason is that someone casted a curse on the release team to make sure we're late. Want a proof? Did you see the 2.31.1 release? See! I told you! We can't let this happen! So let's all rock and show the world that we're much stronger than those little magic things!
2.31.2 is full of amazingness (gsettings fun, gdbus fun, new features, bug fixes and... bonobo-less panel with bonobo love!), and you should trust my word for this. Or you can try it. Which is something you should do anyway :-)
To compile GNOME 2.31.2, you can the jhbuild  modulesets  (which use the exact tarball versions from the official release):
 JHBuild Manual - GNOME Library
The release notes that describe the changes between 2.30.1 and 2.31.2 are available. Go read them to learn all the goodness of this release:
platform - Platform
desktop - Desktop
admin - Admin
bindings - Bindings
devtools - Devtools
The GNOME 2.31.2 release is available here:
platform sources - Platform
desktop sources - Desktop
admin sources - Admin
bindings sources - Bindings
devtools sources - Devtools
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 2.31, the full schedules, the official modules list and the proposed modules list, please see our 2.31 page: Unstable
Also take a look at the abbreviated schedule reminder page at: Schedule - GNOME Live!
We hope you'll love it,
The GNOME Release Team