Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Nov 2009 13:20 UTC, submitted by SReilly
Gnome As most of you will know, the GNOME team is hard at work on GNOME 3.0, the first major overhaul of the platform since 2002. The release of GNOME 3.0 was originally planned for March 2010, but it has now been pushed back for six months to September 2010.
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RE: Yawn?
by Delgarde on Wed 11th Nov 2009 20:16 UTC in reply to "Yawn?"
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Does anyone care what version number they tack on to their next release? The actual release schedule does not change.

It matters, because 3.0 is the point where they're free to break compatibility where necessary, ditching deprecated code that's accumulated since the early days of the 2.x series. It's also likely to be the point where something like Gnome Shell might become the default desktop shell, replacing the current panel.

So the original goal had been that the next 2.30 release would be that big one. It now looks like 2.32 will be the big one, and 2.30 will be just another progressive release like 2.28 was - a few feature changes, and a lot of background work...

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