GNOME 2.15.4
Posted on: 07/15/2006 06:55 PM

GNOME 2.15.4 Development Release has been released

This is our fourth development release on our road towards GNOME 2.16.0, which will be released in September 2006. GNOME 2.15.4 has some rough edges but you should definitely try it to see how well it works.

One big noticable change is the gnome-vfs change:

Some programs may crash at launch because of critical warnings. See for example:

To avoid those crashes, you can change the G_DEBUG environment variable. For example, you can run evolution with this command line:
$ G_DEBUG= evolution

Go download it. Go compile it. Go test it. And go hack on it, document it, translate it, fix it.

To compile GNOME 2.15.4, you can use GARNOME, or the jhbuild modulesets available at:

The release notes that describe the changes between 2.15.3 and 2.15.4 are available. Go read them to learn all the goodness of this release:

platform -
desktop -
admin -
bindings -

Here are some figures about this release:

admin 2.15.4 statistics:
tar.gz: 800K total
tar.bz2: 624K total

bindings 2.15.4 statistics:
tar.gz: 25M total
tar.bz2: 17M total

desktop 2.15.4 statistics:
tar.gz: 159M total
tar.bz2: 115M total

platform 2.15.4 statistics:
tar.gz: 53M total
tar.bz2: 37M total

The GNOME 2.15.4 release is available here:

platform sources -
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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