GNOME 2.18.0 Beta 2 (2.17.92) Released

The is the second beta release on the road towards GNOME 2.18.0, which will be released in March 2007. So, If you're feeling alone, give some love to GNOME today by breaking it, fixing it, translating it, documenting it, and your hapinness is garanteed tomorrow! Who knows?

This release marks the start of the String Freeze. No, this doesn't have anything to do with the finnish winter. This means that if you change any string without approval, there will be a crowd of translators willing to kill you! You don't want it, right!?

Thanks Lucas! We all love you! Now, please, everybody hugs Lucas.

To compile GNOME 2.17.91, 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 2.17.90 and 2.17.91 are available. Go read them to learn all the goodness of this release:

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The GNOME 2.17.91 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