GNOME 3.0 Release Slips Another Six Months

by Developer.com Staff

The open source GNOME project is on a six-month release cycle, and the Release Team has decided that GNOME 3 will not ship in September as was planned, but rather it's being pushed to March 2011.

GNOME 3.0 was scheduled to ship in September, but now it's been put off until March 2011.

At The Hague, Netherlands, the GNOME Release Team met to discuss the readiness of the next major release of GNOME - version 3. The Release Team decided that another release cycle was needed to tighten up the code.

"The GNOME Project will ship GNOME 2.32 in September along with a preview release of GNOME 3.0," according to the press release. "Several of the distributions will ship GNOME 3.0 components that can be used for user previews or developer testing."

The extra time is necessary to improve performance for GNOME Accessibility support, GNOME Shell and document for GNOME 3.0, according to the statement.

This article was originally published on Thursday Jul 29th 2010
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