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GNOME 2.17.3 has been released:

This is our third development release on the road towards GNOME 2.18.0, which will be released in March 2007.

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 2.17.3, you can use GARNOME (, which supports users and has additional/different modules available), or the jhbuild ( modulesets (which use the exact tarball versions from the official release) available at:

The release notes that describe the changes between 2.17.2 and 2.17.3 are available. Go read them to learn all the goodness of this release:

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The GNOME 2.17.3 release is available here:

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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. GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate development status.

For more information about 2.17, the full schedule, the official module lists and the proposed modules list, please see our new shiny 2.17 page:

We hope you'll love it,

The GNOME Release Team