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GNOME 2.18.0 Release Candidate (2.17.92) has been released:

Here we go: this is the last unstable release before 2.18.0. We've all added cool features, important bug fixes, great translations, or shiny documentation during the past six months. And it'll be soon ready for public consumption. There's still one week before the hard codde freeze, so it's not too late to fix this last bug you're ashamed of. And then, you'll be able to think about the future. What will make GNOME 2.20.0 rock? It's up to you to write this future!

To compile GNOME 2.17.92, 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).

GARNOME is available at:
jhbuild and jhbuild modulesets are available at:

The release notes that describe the changes between 2.17.91 and 2.17.92 are available. Go read them to learn all the goodness of this release:

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The GNOME 2.17.92 release is available here:

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This release is a feature, user interface, and string frozen snapshot primarily intended for wide public scrutiny before the final GNOME 2.18 release in March. GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate development status.

For more informations 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