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Gnome 2.22 Released 97

Posted by samzenpus
from the latest-and-greatest dept.
kie writes "The latest version of the Gnome Desktop is being released today. New features in 2.22 include Cheese (an application for webcam photos and videos), window compositing, PolicyKit integration and much more. The full details are in the Release Notes."
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Gnome 2.22 Released

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  • Huzzah! (Score:3, Insightful)

    by IBBoard (1128019) on Thursday March 13, 2008 @03:49AM (#22736978) Homepage
    Now to wait for Fedora 9 so I can more easily update :) I tried pointing Smart at the Development repos for the Gnome RC but there isn't a way to say "upgrade all Gnome" - no meta package or anything that I saw - so I didn't feel like doing it package by package.

    I've yet to see the point of Cheese as a 'main Gnome' app, though.
  • by MrHanky (141717) on Thursday March 13, 2008 @03:59AM (#22737008) Homepage Journal
    At least it was feature complete.
  • Growing to like it (Score:4, Insightful)

    by free space (13714) on Thursday March 13, 2008 @05:48AM (#22737346)
    In general, I agree with the camp that hates making GUI's too simple and limited. Yet I'm using Gnome now because it's the default in Ubuntu and because of I work with Mono which uses Gtk, and spending some time with Gnome made me gradually like it.

    It could be because I was lucky enough to find the features I want in place so that I wasn't bitten by the "too much minimalism" problem. I don't have much need for sound, printing or the like and 90% of my time are spent in either firefox, monodevelop or a text editor.

    Also, the Tomboy note taker rules. I wish something like it was in Windows. This must be a milestone where a user begins to dislike working on Windows and prefers Linux because of an application.
  • Nice job (Score:5, Insightful)

    by ceswiedler (165311) * <chris@swiedler.org> on Thursday March 13, 2008 @10:47AM (#22739806)
    I have to admit I like Gnome a lot. But even if I were a KDE user I would have to give Gnome credit for their release schedule and process. They come out with a good set of reasonably stable features every 6 months, reliably enough that Ubuntu (and Fedora?) base their distro releases on the Gnome schedule. They've guaranteed core ABI compatibility through the 2.x series, which has been out for 5+ years by my count. They're conservative in what they add and take away. And every release has a nice set of release notes which tells me exactly what to look for in terms of new features.

    Software development ain't easy, especially not in the decentralized volunteer world of free software, but the Gnome guys seem to have it down pretty well. Kudos to them.

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