GNOME 2.15.2 released
Posted on: 05/18/2006 12:57 PM

GNOME 2.15.2 has been released:

This is our second development release on our road towards GNOME 2.16.0, which will be released in September 2006. GNOME 2.15.2 works well and you should definitely try it to see how well it works. So go download it. Go compile it. Go test it. And go hack on it, document it, translate it, fix it.

Note that both libxml2 and libxslt tarballs need a patch [1] and that the libxml2 tarball also needs a second patch [2].


To compile GNOME 2.15.2, you can use GARNOME (will be released soon), or the jhbuild modulesets available at:

The release notes that describe the changes between 2.15.1 and 2.15.2 are available. Go read them to learn all the goodness of this release:

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bindings -

Here are some figures about this release:

admin 2.15.2 statistics:
tar.gz: 792K total
tar.bz2: 616K total

bindings 2.15.2 statistics:
tar.gz: 24M total
tar.bz2: 17M total

desktop 2.15.2 statistics:
tar.gz: 157M total
tar.bz2: 114M total

platform 2.15.2 statistics:
tar.gz: 52M total
tar.bz2: 36M total

The GNOME 2.15.2 release is available here:

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desktop sources -
admin sources -
bindings sources -


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 2.15, the full schedule, the official module lists and the proposed modules list, please see our shiny 2.15 page:

We hope you'll love it,

The GNOME Release Team

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