GNOME 2.32.0 Release Candidate (2.31.92) Released!

GNOME 2.32.0 Release Candidate (2.31.92)

Phew. It's a few days late, but it's finally there: the release
candidate for 2.32.0 is available for wide testing!

Why is it late? Well, we've accepted to bump the gobject introspection
format, which resulted in interesting build failures, and we've waited
for the last glib release that would contain API changes for API
introduced this cycle (it even removed the whole GApplication API, since
it wasn't considered ready for prime-time -- it'll come back for 2.28,
though). So we had to get new tarballs after the deadline to fix various
build issues. And then again new tarballs, after we found even more
build issues. Did I mention we had build issues?

It was a bit painful. Okay. It was really painful -- the worst release I
can remember from my time in the release team. But the good thing is
that, once I got all the tarballs to build, it just worked fine. I was
nearly expecting some major bugs after all those build nightmares, but
no, GNOME is still rocking.

Oh, and I mentioned all the build issues. But it's all gone now. It will
build fine! So don't worry, we took care of that so everybody can enjoy
this release candidate :-)

You all know what you have to do now. Go download it. Go compile it. Go
test it. And go hack on it, document it, translate it, fix it.

To compile GNOME 2.31.92, you can use the jhbuild [1] modulesets [2]
(which use the exact tarball versions from the official release):


The release notes that describe the changes between 2.31.91 and 2.31.92
are available. Go read them to learn all the goodness of this release:

platform -
desktop  -
admin    -
bindings -
devtools -
mobile   -

The GNOME 2.31.92 release is available here:

platform sources -
desktop  sources -
admin    sources -
bindings sources -
devtools sources -
mobile   sources -


This release is a feature, user interface and string frozen snapshot
primarily intended for wide public scrutiny before the final GNOME 2.32
release in September. GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate
development status.

For more information about 2.31, the full schedules and the official
modules lists, please see our 2.31 page:

For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see:

We hope you'll love it,

The GNOME Release Team

Les gens heureux ne sont pas pressés.

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