“The long-awaited second major version of the GNOME desktop is days away from a fifth beta and on schedule for a full release on the first day of summer, according to its release manager. ‘I’m quite sure we’re going to make it, given that our UI and string freeze has just kicked in, and the number of 2.0.0 bugs we have left to go,’ says Jeff Waugh, who is ramrodding the release. According to the release schedule, Beta 5 will be issued at the end of this week. It is to be followed by a release candidate, which developers hope to make public June 7. If all goes well, GNOME-2.0 will be released two weeks later.” Read the rest of the news at LinuxAndMain.