Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Sep 2007 17:05 UTC, submitted by Philipp Esselbach
Gnome GNOME and GARNOME 2.20.0 Release Candidate are now available for download. "This is our ninth development release and first release candidate for GNOME 2.20.0, which will be released later this month. This release is the last before hard code freeze starts on september 10th."
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No interest in Gnome?
by djst on Fri 7th Sep 2007 10:12 UTC
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Member since:
2005-08-07

Why are there so few comments in here? Has Gnome lost its momentum?

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RE: No interest in Gnome?
by wurb on Fri 7th Sep 2007 10:40 in reply to "No interest in Gnome?"
wurb Member since:
2007-01-12

What momentum?

The most exciting things I found in the roadmap for 2.20 for me were Eye of gnome, which really got better and the fact that they added stuff to file-roller which I almost considered abandonware. That one still sucks, imo. (the ability to drag and drop between file-roller and nautilus is no longer half broken but seems to have disappeared alltogether)

There's nothing to get excited about, they do their thing, and they do no bad job, but that's expected. Same procedure as every (half)year...

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RE[2]: No interest in Gnome?
by GhePeU on Fri 7th Sep 2007 11:27 in reply to "RE: No interest in Gnome?"
GhePeU Member since:
2005-07-06

True. They should have suspended public releases with GNOME 2.12 and released GNOME 2.20 as GNOME n^n.

They just don't know how to generate hype... :|

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RE: No interest in Gnome?
by segedunum on Fri 7th Sep 2007 13:12 in reply to "No interest in Gnome?"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Why are there so few comments in here? Has Gnome lost its momentum?

There's just not an awful lot of interesting stuff in the release, that's probably why. They haven't lost their momentum really, but the stuff that they can throw out every six months just isn't going to be spectacular. It's just a bunch of incremental improvements and a few bug fixes.

Personally, I think the set-in-stone six month, time based release cycle has hurt them. Yes, in terms of getting a new version out a time-based release is always going to get you a new release. However, what it doesn't guarantee you is that certain features will be in a certain release. What then tends to happen is that people keep putting off the difficult, long-term decisions because they feel that they can just put it off to a later release. There's also less of a long-term roadmap.

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RE[2]: No interest in Gnome?
by SlackerJack on Fri 7th Sep 2007 15:20 in reply to "RE: No interest in Gnome?"
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

GNOME has always been about small incremental features anyway, nothing has changed. BTW the new artwork team has not long been setup so you should see alot of fruit from that in 2.22.

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RE: No interest in Gnome?
by shapeshifter on Sat 8th Sep 2007 09:36 in reply to "No interest in Gnome?"
shapeshifter Member since:
2006-09-19

Why are there so few comments in here? Has Gnome lost its momentum?


What momentum?
The polar ice is melting faster than Gnome is progressing.
We'll have next ice age before Gnome 3.0

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RE[2]: No interest in Gnome?
by SlackerJack on Sat 8th Sep 2007 22:18 in reply to "RE: No interest in Gnome?"
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

Why bother posting if you dont know what your talking about, there's lots of progress coming, you just dont need a 3.0 for it.

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