The first release of the GNOME 2.21.x series. This opens the development cycle for what will become the stable GNOME 2.22.x release.
This is the first update to GNOME 2.20.0. The update fixes all known and unknown crashers, even for those modules which haven't released a new version (AKA gnome-terminal). The next development release contains all crashers ported from 2.20. The release team wants your tarballs on November 10 23:59 UTC, although you could release your tarball earlier as well. The next stable release will be 2.20.2. The tarballs for that release need to be delivered to our lovely window before November 26 23:59 UTC.
"GNOME 2.20 is the latest version of the GNOME Desktop: a popular, multi-platform desktop environment. GNOME's focus is ease of use, stability, and first class internationalization and accessibility support. Based on Free and Open Source Software, GNOME provides all of the common tools computer users expect of a modern computing environment, as well as a flexible and powerful platform for software developers."
Over at LifeHacker is a top 10 listing the various ways you can tweak Nautilus and the Gnome desktop to turn Linux into a productivity powerhouse.
"This is our seventh development release on our road towards GNOME 2.20.0, which will be released in September 2007. New features are still arriving, so your mission is simple : Go download it. Go compile it. Go test it. And go hack on it, document it, translate it, fix it."
"We want to develop a free and complete set of user friendly applications and desktop tools, similar to CDE and KDE but based entirely on free software." Those were the opening lines of Miguel De Icaza's email announcing the GNU Network Object Model Environment, better known as GNOME, exactly (in my timezone) ten years ago, on 15th August 1997.
"This is our sixth development release on our road towards GNOME 2.20.0, which will be released in September 2007. New features are still arriving, so your mission is simple : Go download it. Go compile it. Go test it. And go hack on it, document it, translate it, fix it."
"Linus Torvalds' patch is in Metacity 2.19.8, an unstable release of Metacity. Hopefully it will stay around. Apparently the release is mostly about cleaning up RTL (right to left text) support. I guess that's good for those who go by Hebrew or Arabic. Still, Linus' patch for configuration of titlebar actions is what makes this release an eye-catcher because of what happened earlier this year."