Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Sep 2008 21:47 UTC
Gnome The GNOME project has released GNOME 2.24 today. In case you're new here: "GNOME 2.24 is the latest version of the GNOME Desktop: a popular, multi-platform desktop environment for your computer. GNOME's focus is ease of use, stability, and first class internationalisation and accessibility support. GNOME is Free and Open Source Software and provides all of the common tools computer users expect of a modern computing environment, such as e-mail, groupware, web browsing, file management, multimedia and games. Furthermore, GNOME provides a flexible and powerful platform for software developers, both on the desktop and in mobile applications." GNOME 2.24 comes packed with changes.
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Comment by silix
by silix on Thu 25th Sep 2008 14:57 UTC
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Yet another GNOME release coming without a comprehensive tool for not just monitoring the network or printer status or "listing" installed system components and peripherals, but also updating and configuring core device drivers without recurring to the CLI...
any pc user WILL sooner or later install some HW device other than a new printer, and for a project like GNOME to ovelook this is something behind understanding - especially since a project to create such a tool actually exists (gnome-device-manager, forked from the one in the HAL tree by one ubuntu developer) but hasnt been neither picked nor merged upstream, so left to bitrot without any contribution in one year ;)

Edited 2008-09-25 15:00 UTC

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