Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 17th Aug 2007 06:10 UTC, submitted by Philipp Esselbach
Gnome Both GNOME and GARNOME 2.19.20 have been released. "This is our seventh development release on our road towards GNOME 2.20.0, which will be released in September 2007. New features are still arriving, so your mission is simple : Go download it. Go compile it. Go test it. And go hack on it, document it, translate it, fix it."
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weirdnut
Member since:
2006-01-19

All right, I was fooled by the way OSNews brought the news. I'm sorry for that.

In the subject of the article, it does say "GNOME 2.19.90 Released" without any mention of beta's, but I should have continued reading a bit better, I wholefully agree.

btw. I really do think it's funny how actual developers of GNOME seem to be less irritated by my previous post than people who just use the software ;)

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jdub Member since:
2005-08-19

If it has an odd minor version (major.minor.micro), then for GNOME you know for sure that it's an alpha or beta of some kind. Stable releases have even minor versions.

Users get to choose when they want to pick a fight over their favourite software. Developers don't - it's shoved in their face every day. That's true for all projects.

Your comment was written in a nasty way as well as being misinformed. I'll look over the nasty long enough to fix the misinformation that others will read... and hopefully you've learned something here as well.

:-)

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Your comment was written in a nasty way as well as being misinformed. I'll look over the nasty long enough to fix the misinformation that others will read... and hopefully you've learned something here as well.


Well it wasn't written in a nasty way - it is the fact that this same issue has been bought up again and again and again. These are the same idiots who don't know the difference between 2.2 and 2.20, the same people who come into this forum without doing their homework and spouting off crap they know nothing about.

I mean, if he came in and asked in a polite way whether there was more complete release notes to 2.19.0, he might have found a better reception. The fact is, the idiot knows its a beta release, unless you've been hiding under a relatively large bolder for the last 10 years, its pretty much common knowledge.

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