Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Jan 2007 23:55 UTC
Gnome The GNOME team has released GNOME 2.17.5. "This is our fifth development release on our road towards GNOME 2.18.0, which will be released in March 2007. This is also the release which marks the start of the API/ABI freeze for the platform and the start of the feature freeze."
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Gnome languages and C
by dindin on Thu 11th Jan 2007 02:40 UTC
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Well, I agree with the previous poster's comment regarding C. Very well written C code is as good (maybe even better than) any OO lang. But right now when you install gnome you also get Python, Perl, Guile and Mono/C# (may have missed some). I wanted a desktop environment, not a development environment. They should probably start by:

1) Consolidating the libraries and convert more to C based applications. Make the Gnome Desktop environment leaner.

2) Make sure it works well with other *nixs as well. Nowadays it seems its been built for 'Linux'

3) Start work on a native Gtk/Gnome browser.

Edited 2007-01-11 02:44

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