GNOME 2.8 Release Candidate 1 (2.7.92)
Posted on: 09/01/2004 11:15 AM

GNOME 2.8 Release Candidate 1 has been released:

Release Candidate 1 marks the start of our Hard Code Freeze, on the way towards the final GNOME 2.8 release in a couple of weeks. The final lap! Let's just hope we're not dragged off the track at the last minute by a strangely dressed Irishman. Even though it almost sounds like fun... At last, without further ado, RELEASE CANDIDATE ONE!

platform: http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/platform/2.7/2.7.92/NEWS
tar.gz: 45M total
tar.bz2: 31M total

desktop: http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/desktop/2.7/2.7.92/NEWS
tar.gz: 146M total
tar.bz2: 103M total

bindings: http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/bindings/2.7/2.7.92/NEWS
tar.gz: 13M total
tar.bz2: 8.1M total


Notes about the new MIME system
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As of GNOME 2.7.4, the old MIME system was replaced with a new shared specification found on freedesktop.org. There are a couple comments to go along with this:

* In order the to see any applications available, they must be registered with the MIME system. This can be done by getting the latest verion of desktop-file-utils and running:

update-desktop-database $PREFIX/applications

jhbuild in CVS has been modified to build this, and we expect applications to do this on install automatically in the future.

* The new user interface is modeled after the proposal at:

http://www.gnome.org/~jrb/files/mime/

The old File Types capplet has been removed in favor of a nautilus-only interface.


WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
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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. Like the Linux kernel, GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate development status. Please check the 2.7 start page for more information:

http://www.gnome.org/start/2.7/


Happy testing!

- The GNOME Release Team


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