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A Prerelease Tour Of Gnome 2.12

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GNOME 2.12 will be released to the world on September 7th, 2005, culminating 6 months of very exciting work by members of the project. A number of exciting technologies come together in GNOME 2.12 that will set the standard for free software desktops to come. Here is a sample (by no means an exhaustive list) of some of the outstanding work that has gone into GNOME thanks to its many contributors.

Highlights of Gnome 2.12 include improvements and add-ons:

  • New Default Theme - Clearlooks
  • Core Technology
    - GTK+ 2.8
    - Clipboard Management
    - Hardware Abstraction Layer - improved integration with HAL
  • Core Applications
    - Nautilus
    - Epiphany - improved
    - Keyring Manager
    - Epiphany - new features; more extensions
    - Evolution - cleaner interface & improved
    - Control Center - newly configured
    - System Tools - control services
    - Panel & Applets - minor improvements
  • Multimedia
    - Totem Player - impvoed
    - Sound Juicer - improved
    - Nautilus - more tightly integrated & new features
  • Extra Applications
    - Search Tool - file previews
  • New Applications
    - Evince - document reader
    - Keyring Manager - manage keyrings

Take a peak.....

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Thanks Chachazz,

Maybe that'll get bundled into one of my Ubuntu updates in September or perhap it will be added to Ubuntu 5.10 coming in October.

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The devel packages are in Portage. Final should be unmasked sometime around October 2007.

Edited by jcl

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The devel packages are in Portage.  Final should be unmasked sometime around October 2007.

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Cool. Is that just for Gentoo/BSD? Would it be released too for Ubuntu via apt-get?

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Cool.  Is that just for Gentoo/BSD?  Would it be released too for Ubuntu via apt-get?

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The Portage packages will work equally well on any system. Which is to say, they won't work anywhere.

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Cool.  Is that just for Gentoo/BSD?  Would it be released too for Ubuntu via apt-get?

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The Portage packages will work equally well on any system. Which is to say, they won't work anywhere.

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Heh-heh, thanks, jcl :D:D

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Thanks Chachazz,

Maybe that'll get bundled into one of my Ubuntu updates in September or perhap it will be added to Ubuntu 5.10 coming in October.

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Very likely included in 5.10

Kubuntu developers have also said that they aren't opposed to pushing back their release date for KDE 3.5....I forget where I picked up that info...probably Ubuntu forums

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The devel packages are in Portage.  Final should be unmasked sometime around October 2007.

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Cool. Is that just for Gentoo/BSD? Would it be released too for Ubuntu via apt-get?

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More then likely, this won't be in ubuntu repos until after breezy is released, last I knew the latest version of FF hasn't even been put in the repos yet. But we will soon see, after all Breezy is almost done with its beta, and they are still asking people to not d/l and install it unless they are helping find the bugs it has.

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The devel packages are in Portage.  Final should be unmasked sometime around October 2007.

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Cool. Is that just for Gentoo/BSD? Would it be released too for Ubuntu via apt-get?

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It'll probably be rolled into 5.10, but not released for 5.04.

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The devel packages are in Portage.  Final should be unmasked sometime around October 2007.

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Cool. Is that just for Gentoo/BSD? Would it be released too for Ubuntu via apt-get?

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It'll probably be rolled into 5.10, but not released for 5.04.

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That would make sense; I'll be upgrading to 5.10 when it is released. :D

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That's the entire point of 5.10,  Ubuntu releases are tied to GNOME releases.

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Yes, but you know how Linux projects end up...

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