The GNOME 2.32.0 Release Candidate is now available. Here the announcement:
Phew. It's a few days late, but it's finally there: the release candidate for 2.32.0 is available for wide testing!
Why is it late? Well, we've accepted to bump the gobject introspection format, which resulted in interesting build failures, and we've waited for the last glib release that would contain API changes for API introduced this cycle (it even removed the whole GApplication API, since it wasn't considered ready for prime-time -- it'll come back for 2.28, though). So we had to get new tarballs after the deadline to fix various build issues. And then again new tarballs, after we found even more build issues. Did I mention we had build issues?
It was a bit painful. Okay. It was really painful -- the worst release I can remember from my time in the release team. But the good thing is that, once I got all the tarballs to build, it just worked fine. I was nearly expecting some major bugs after all those build nightmares, but no, GNOME is still rocking.
Oh, and I mentioned all the build issues. But it's all gone now. It will build fine! So don't worry, we took care of that so everybody can enjoy this release candidate :-)
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 2.31.92, you can use the jhbuild  modulesets  (which use the exact tarball versions from the official release):
The release notes that describe the changes between 2.31.91 and 2.31.92 are available. Go read them to learn all the goodness of this release:
platform - http://download.gnome.org/platform/2.31/2.31.92/NEWS
desktop - http://download.gnome.org/desktop/2.31/2.31.92/NEWS
admin - http://download.gnome.org/admin/2.31/2.31.92/NEWS
bindings - http://download.gnome.org/bindings/2.31/2.31.92/NEWS
devtools - http://download.gnome.org/devtools/2.31/2.31.92/NEWS
mobile - http://download.gnome.org/mobile/2.31/2.31.92/NEWS
The GNOME 2.31.92 release is available here:
platform sources - http://download.gnome.org/platform/2.31/2.31.92/
desktop sources - http://download.gnome.org/desktop/2.31/2.31.92/
admin sources - http://download.gnome.org/admin/2.31/2.31.92/
bindings sources - http://download.gnome.org/bindings/2.31/2.31.92/
devtools sources - http://download.gnome.org/devtools/2.31/2.31.92/
mobile sources - http://download.gnome.org/mobile/2.31/2.31.92/
TESTING! TESTING! TESTING!
This release is a feature, user interface and string frozen snapshot primarily intended for wide public scrutiny before the final GNOME 2.32 release in September. GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate development status.
For more information about 2.31, the full schedules and the official modules lists, please see our 2.31 page: http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable/
For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see: http://live.gnome.org/Schedule
We hope you'll love it,
The GNOME Release Team