"This is our second development release on our road towards GNOME 2.18.0, which will be released in March 2007. New features are coming in at a nice rate, and that's great. A lot of bug fixes too. And some crashers are appearing here and there: that's the fun of unstable releases!"
"This is our first development release on our road towards GNOME 2.18.0, which will be released in March 2007. And I can tell you that GNOME 2.17.1 tastes good. Go download it. Go compile it. Go test it. And go hack on it, document it, translate it, fix it."
The latest release of GNOME is here: GNOME 2.16.1, a bug fixing release. Also GTK+ 2.10.6 was also released with some bugfixes in it.
Ok, so Gnome 2.16 came out a while ago. There are lots of new features. Yay for the foot.
Now I bet Apple fanboys are screaming right now. I don't blame them. For the rest of you who don't know why people would be screaming, its fairly simple. Default Gnome is ass-ugly. Thank God the Ubuntu folks made their own theme, otherwise no one would be using Gnome at all. I'll swear by that.
The GNOME Project celebrates the release of GNOME 2.16, the latest version of the popular, multi-platform Free desktop environment.
Released on schedule, to the day, it is the culmination of six months effort by GNOME contributors around the world: hackers, documentors, usability and accessibility specialists, translators, maintainers, sysadmins, companies, artists, users and testers. Due to their hard work, we have another great release to be proud of.
Okay, I don't really know how many chances I've given GNOME, but I've tried to switch to GNOME as my default desktop many times. I always ended up switching back to KDE (to be fair, I use other window managers, too, such as Fluxbox, which is one of my favorites). Thanks to the rumors that Xgl/Compiz/cgwd worked best on GNOME, I gave GNOME another shot.