Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 9th Aug 2006 23:56 UTC
Gnome The second GNOME 2.16.0 Beta (2.15.91) release which leading up to imminent release of 2.16.0 has hit the shelves and is going fast. You can find a changelog and download locations here.
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Faster Gnome
by rx182 on Thu 10th Aug 2006 00:31 UTC
rx182
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2005-07-08

Is it just me or Gnome 2.16 is faster than previous versions? I'm running FC6 test 2 at the moment and it does feel faster. Maybe it's just an illusion? ;-)

Anyway, it's cool to see Gnome moving torward version 3.0. I just hope they will finally make some kind of integrated config panel and drop a few annoyances like the ugly minimize animation in Metacity ;)

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RE: Faster Gnome
by Eugenia on Thu 10th Aug 2006 00:35 UTC in reply to "Faster Gnome"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

That's because FC6 is faster, not Gnome itself. The FC6 devs said that they changed dynamic linking. Their whole system is now faster, not just Gnome.

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RE[2]: Faster Gnome
by rx182 on Thu 10th Aug 2006 00:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Faster Gnome"
rx182 Member since:
2005-07-08

That's cool then. The Fedora team will probably win the race once again ;)

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RE: Faster Gnome
by aent on Thu 10th Aug 2006 06:44 UTC in reply to "Faster Gnome"
aent Member since:
2006-01-25

Gnome does have some optimizations, combined with FC6's optimizations as well, so its not just gnome.

The ugly minimize animation is replaced in the metacity that uses a compositor already... its not going to be enabled by default in gnome 2.16 and you're going to need xorg 7.1 with drivers supporting the new features or Xgl. In 2.18, you'll probably see all the animation affects and I'm sure by then everyone will have new drivers supporting 7.1 fully as well.

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My hope
by alejo on Thu 10th Aug 2006 01:43 UTC
alejo
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2005-07-06

is that some day beagle will be light enough to be default in gnome...

As always I am waiting for Davyd tour on GNOME 2.16 as he did for 2.14 in http://www.gnome.org/~davyd/gnome-2-14/

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RE: My hope
by drLog on Thu 10th Aug 2006 04:06 UTC in reply to "My hope "
drLog Member since:
2005-07-11

Yeah, that helps a lot. The only drawback is that it gets me so excited, I rush out and compile gnome....then break my gentoo ;)

Anyway, the new gnome should be great!

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great for windows developers
by siimo on Thu 10th Aug 2006 05:00 UTC
siimo
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2006-06-22

this desktop can now be shown to windows .net developers as it includes mono bindings by default and that they can switch to linux and continue to code C# stuff with mono ;o)

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RE: great for windows developers
by lopisaur on Thu 10th Aug 2006 17:27 UTC in reply to "great for windows developers"
lopisaur Member since:
2006-02-27

My guess is that people who spend I-don't-know-how-many-thousand-dollars on a MSDN subscription and a Visual Studio package don't really care that much about Linux, let alone coding for Windows on it.

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RE[2]: great for windows developers
by siimo on Thu 10th Aug 2006 20:27 UTC in reply to "RE: great for windows developers"
siimo Member since:
2006-06-22

True, but a lot of student programmers are out there as well. They get all this stuff for free when at uni but then when they leave they have to pay

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Loving new evolution
by SlackerJack on Thu 10th Aug 2006 15:47 UTC
SlackerJack
Member since:
2005-11-12

1. And the new vertical view.

RES SHR

21m 15m

:-)

2.Like the new launcher properties panel, much more cleaner

3. Bug reports are so easy now, if something crashes it asks you to send the report or make one out, very easy.

4. Deskbar is even better, faster and can be lauched without the need of the panel.

5. New icons look clean like Tango.

6. Disk Usage Analyzer is useful, tell you how big directories are grapical map ect...

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Well, I'm waiting for final release
by fredb1974 on Fri 11th Aug 2006 08:24 UTC
fredb1974
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2006-01-31

And for Ubuntu Edgy Release candidate to play with Gnome 2.16.

Looks like it will be a great version :p

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