A snapshot release of GNOME 2.1, the development release series leading up to GNOME 2.2 is out. Lots of nice little features like improved font control (control AA on the fly via the new, great, FontConfig as found on Red Hat 8.0), window manager selector in the control panel, panel multiscreen support, return of gdialog and lots of other goodies.The core GNOME developers once in a while here some vague rumours that some of our users wish for a different file selector than the current default one in GTK+ 2. Menheere has been working on a new improved one in conjuction with the GNOME useability project.
Jim Gettys doesn’t only work on getting GNOME some nice fonts, he mailed the GNOME-hackers list this week to say that he and Keith Packard had checked in RandR into the main XFree tree. RandR is an extension to X which will allow dynamic resize, rotate and reflect. This will for instance solve the issue of having to define tons of resolutions of your X server manually in order to be able to change resolution. Keith and Owen Taylor is already working on adding the needed support in GTK+.
Read the whole Gnome Summary.