Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Nov 2007 22:40 UTC
Gnome GNOME 2.20.2 has been released. "This is the second update to GNOME 2.20.0. The update fixes all known and unknown bugs and crashers." Not a whole lot more to say on this one.
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Important missing GNOME features
by danboid on Thu 29th Nov 2007 11:02 UTC
danboid
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2006-03-21

GNOME is (about) a decade old now but is still missing simple desktop functionality that was present in Win95. Some of the biggest missing features are

PRINTER INK LEVEL MONITORING

The GNOME print tool needs to let interface with libinklevel, escpd etc. so that users can check printer ink levels without logging in as root and typing esoteric commands. Very common desktop task still not catered for!

GUI REMOVABLE DISC FORMATTING TOOL

There is still no easy, graphical way to format removable USB and firewire drives under both GNOME and KDE! You should just be able to right-click on the discs icon then choose 'Format'. I think HAL needs some new functionality for this

PIXEL PRECISE DESKTOP ICON PLACEMENT

OK, so this is just a niggle this one but it does annoy me that icons get snapped to a low-res grid on the desktop instead of staying where you want place them.

Any think of any more basic stuff like this?

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