Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Aug 2006 19:12 UTC, submitted by Philipp Esselbach
Gnome The GNOME team has released RC1 of GNOME 2.16. "We are pleased to announce the release of GNOME 2.16.0 Release Candidate 1 (2.15.92). This is one of the last releases in the 2.15 development series and represents a release that is now API/ABI, feature, string and UI frozen. Hard code freeze is quickly approaching : this means that we're pretty close to the final 2.16.0 release. The GNOME contributors are now busy fixing the most important bugs that are still out there, localizing the whole desktop or updating our documentation." You can use jhbuild or GARNOME to build it.
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Screenshots
by unoengborg on Thu 24th Aug 2006 23:23 UTC
unoengborg
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2005-07-06

For those of you that wants some screenshots of what 2.16 will look like, have a look here:

http://www.builderau.com.au/program/linux/soa/Gnome_2_16_Preview/0,...

Most of it looks quite nice, but is it just me, or wasn't the old deskbar applet better? In the new version, it seams that you will have to open a menu to type a query.

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RE: Screenshots
by intangible on Thu 24th Aug 2006 23:58 UTC in reply to "Screenshots"
intangible Member since:
2005-07-06

In the current deskbar that is a prefence option, probably is in the new one too.

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RE[2]: Screenshots
by de_wizze on Fri 25th Aug 2006 00:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Screenshots"
de_wizze Member since:
2005-10-31

I hope so too .. that in-menu-search doesn't even blend into the button ... that may just be a theme issue but I do rather the old way if thats what we can expect .. imho

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RE: Screenshots
by thebluesgnr on Fri 25th Aug 2006 00:58 UTC in reply to "Screenshots"
thebluesgnr Member since:
2005-11-14

Most of it looks quite nice, but is it just me, or wasn't the old deskbar applet better? In the new version, it seams that you will have to open a menu to type a query.

I haven't tried it, but it seems to me it works the same old way:

1) Click the applet;
2) type your search terms.

The only difference is that now you click on an icon, instead of a text entry widget. I think the icon looks nicer on the panel, and since it works the same way, I'd rather have this new layout. It may be configurable though.

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by jjmckay on Thu 24th Aug 2006 23:24 UTC