Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Sep 2009 00:01 UTC
Gnome Today, the GNOME team has released GNOME 2.28. It builds on the solid foundation laid out by all the previous releases, and adds in a number of new features and improvements, on top of all the bug fixes and performance improvements, of course.
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Toad
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2005-11-27

"But I am more worried about Gnome 3.0
I think 6 month is far too short period for a new major release... If they release 3.0 in 6 month ...

Next release is 2.30 not 3.0
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You are wrong, to quote gnome
"The final decision whether GNOME 2.30 (to be released in March 2010) or GNOME 2.32 (scheduled for September 2010) will become GNOME 3.0 will be made in early November 2009. This decision will be based on the progress of new and current GNOME applications and libraries and their impact on accessibility, stability and usability."

Gnome has said that probably 2.30 or maybe 2.32 is to be Gnome 3.0.

But what I really said was that a 6 month is a far too short period to develop a major version, not that Gnome 3.0 would be released in 6 month, which I strongly doubt.

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MamiyaOtaru Member since:
2005-11-11

If 3.0 is all about taking 2.30 (or 2.32) and calling it 3.0, what is the point? It's just the name? For marketing?

Just curious what there motivation is for a major version number jump when it could just as easily be 2.30. "They don't do major disruptive jumps like KDE" is fine, but again, if it isn't a major jump, why the major version number change?

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kelvin Member since:
2005-07-06

If 3.0 is all about taking 2.30 (or 2.32) and calling it 3.0, what is the point? It's just the name? For marketing?

Just curious what there motivation is for a major version number jump when it could just as easily be 2.30. "They don't do major disruptive jumps like KDE" is fine, but again, if it isn't a major jump, why the major version number change?

3.0 will remove deprecated functionality from the 2.x series, thus breaking backward compatibility. One motivation of this is to enable future developments which are not possible within the old 2.x infrastructure.

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