Re: GNOME 2.28 Press Release

I sent it to:

Roberto Galoppini
Julie Bort
Todd Weiss
Paula Rooney
Dru Lavigne
Sean Michael Kerner
Alex Fletcher
Stephen O'Grady
David Berlind
Sarah Stokely
Tina Gasperson
Vance McCarthy
Jonathan Corbet
Andreas Proschofsky
Ryan Paul
Dana Blankenhorn
Scott Ruecker
Matt Asay
Bruce Byfield
Carla Schroder

Feel free to send it to any other press folks you know.


On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 5:19 PM, Lucas Rocha <lucasr gnome org> wrote:
Hi all,

FYI: published at:


2009/9/23 Paul Cutler <pcutler gnome org>:
> Thanks all for the feedback.  Here is the final draft, Lucas is getting
> ready to publish.  I'm not sure who usually forwards this to press contacts.
> Made to Share!  GNOME 2.28 Released!
> GNOME 2.28 enhances Empathy Instant Messaging, adds official Bluetooth
> support, and improves other applications and the GNOME Developer Platform.
> September 23rd, 2009
> The GNOME Community is excited to announce the immediate availability of
> GNOME 2.28. Hundreds of volunteers worldwide have worked over the past six
> months to deliver improvements to the GNOME Desktop and GNOME Developer
> Platform.
> GNOME 2.28 furthers the GNOME mission by making sure people have a free
> desktop they can use to communicate with their friends using the latest
> technology.
> GNOME 2.28 delivers a number of new feature enhancements to improve the user
> experience.  GNOME 2.28 adds official support for Bluetooth devices for the
> first time, including mice, keyboards, mobile phones and other peripherals.
>  Bastien Nocera, one of the leading developers of GNOME's
> Bluetooth featureset says: “With the addition of the Bluetooth management
> tools and the enhancements to our Volume Control applications, we've given
> GNOME users access to more hardware features, whilst keeping our design
> principles.”
> Empathy, GNOME's instant messenger, built on the Telepathy framework, has
> seen numerous improvements, including the ability to add custom themes,
> geolocation support for Jabber clients, and the ability for users to share
> their desktop with their contacts using the GNOME Remote Desktop server and
> viewer, Vino and Vinagre.  "The Telepathy team is proud of the cooperation
> between the Empathy, Vino and Vinagre developers. Thanks to their work, our
> users will be able to easily share their desktop with their contacts without
> having to care about the underlying technical details. This is a great step
> for us as it marks the first use in GNOME of the collaborative features
> offered by the Telepathy framework. We hope to soon see more and more
> applications integrating Telepathy in order to increase the collaborative
> user experience in the GNOME desktop," says Guillame Desmottes, one of the
> main contributors to Empathy.
> Other improvements to the GNOME Desktop include:
> Cheese, the GNOME webcam application, features an all new wide mode for
> users with netbooks.
> GNOME's web browser, Epiphany, fixed a number of long-standing bugs with the
> switch to Webkit as its engine.
> The Evince document viewer has been ported to Microsoft Windows®.
> Gedit has been ported to Mac OS® X.
> ... and more
> For users with accessibility needs, Orca, the GNOME screen reader
> application, has seen numerous updates, including  support for mouseovers,
> moving the mouse without performing a click, the ability to pronounce
> mis-spellled words, and more.
> The GNOME Developer Platform has seen significant progress in removing
> deprecated modules and functionality.  In GNOME 2.28, there are no longer
> any applications that depend on esound, libgnomevfs, libgnomeprint, or
> libgnomeprintui.  GTK+, Glib and other GNOME libraries have also seen
> improvements.
> For the full list of changes, please see the release notes at
> About GNOME
> The GNOME Project is creating a complete, free and easy-to-use desktop
> environment for users, as well as a powerful application development
> framework for software developers. The GNOME desktop is used by millions of
> people around the world. GNOME is a standard part of all leading GNU/Linux
> and Unix distributions as well as many mobile platforms like cellular phones
> and tablets.
> The GNOME project has three main goals:
> Free and open source desktop accessible to all. GNOME is a free desktop
> available  to everyone, regardless of language, physical ability, technical
> expertise.
> Development platform. GNOME is a powerful development platform for
> developing free and open source software applications.
> GNOME Mobile. GNOME technologies provide a foundation for mobile
> applications from tablets to cellular phones.
> Media Enquiries
> GNOME Foundation Executive Director
> Stormy Peters
> Email: gnome-press-contact gnome org
> Phone: +1-617-206-3947
> On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 4:40 PM, Brian Cameron <Brian Cameron sun com>
> wrote:
>> Paul:
>>>    * Cheese, the GNOME webcam application, features an all new wide
>>>      mode for users with netbooks.
>>>    *  GNOME's web browser, Epiphany, fixed a number of long-standing
>>>      bugs with the switch to Webkit as its engine.
>>>    *  The Evince document viewer is now available for both Linux and
>>>      Microsoft Windows® platforms.
>> Evince has always been available for Linux, and other operating systems
>> like OpenSolaris and BSD.  I think the news is that it has now been
>> ported to Windows.  Perhaps we should just mention that it is now
>> available for Windows rather than call out all platforms that it works
>> with.
>> Brian
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