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KDE 4 vs. GNOME 3: An Early Comparison

GNOME | FootNotes! - Tue, 12/10/2010 - 9:53pm

How will GNOME 3 compare to KDE 4? The picture is still emerging, since GNOME 3's official release is still months away. However, with GNOME Shell available as a preview in the latest GNOME releases, a general outline is starting to be visible.

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How will GNOME 3.0 be Received?

GNOME | FootNotes! - Mon, 11/10/2010 - 2:43pm

It could go either way.

After a week of using GNOME Shell, the preview of GNOME 3.0, on Fedora 13, that is the closest I can come to a prediction about how GNOME's new desktop will be received when it is officially released in the spring of 2011.

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Linux's new Gnome desktop to take on KDE and Windows

GNOME | FootNotes! - Mon, 11/10/2010 - 2:38pm

One of the guiding goals for Gnome 3.0 is what Vincent Untz, Executive Director of the Gnome Foundation, calls the "user experience". Which is, of course, central to any interface -- but it's important to note that Gnome has been focused to date on usability without necessarily addressing the experience. There's a subtle but important difference.

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Google Summer of Code 2010 Call for Ideas

GNOME | FootNotes! - Tue, 09/03/2010 - 10:25pm

GNOME's Google Summer of Code Admins are looking for a few good ideas. In case you missed it, here's the post from Ruben Vermeersch that went out to devel-announce and foundation-announce:

GNOME 2.30 Beta (2.29.90) is Available

GNOME | FootNotes! - Thu, 11/02/2010 - 9:09pm

The first beta release (2.29.90) towards GNOME 2.30 has hit the streets. This release is the beginning of the user interface (UI) freeze. Note that this release is not yet ready for production use, but is suitable for developers and testers who are working towards 2.30.

The full schedule is available on GNOME.org. The next beta is schedule for February 22. The release announcement has pointers to the tarballs for 2.29.90.

Mozilla Sponsors GNOME Accessibility Efforts

GNOME | FootNotes! - Sat, 06/02/2010 - 3:07pm

BOSTON, Mass — February 4, 2010 — The GNOME Foundation is happy to announce a substantial donation from the Mozilla Corporation to benefit the GNOME Project's accessibility efforts. The donation will help continue the collaborative efforts between GNOME and Mozilla on Accessibility.

dropline GNOME seeks devs.

GNOME | FootNotes! - Sat, 28/11/2009 - 1:32pm

Hi , as you can see from the post on the main web page of the project, we are looking for people who can help us with the development and creation of our project. In the last times many people from the team has left because of various personal reasons and life stuff, and because of this we are looking for skilled people who can have the ambition to keep up the previous good work of all the team and of course the desktop we like.

GNOME SlackBuild 2.26.3 GNOME Desktop for Slackware and Slackware64 13.0

GNOME | FootNotes! - Wed, 30/09/2009 - 7:19pm

The GNOME Desktop is alive and well for Slackware! GNOME SlackBuild has released a stable 2.26.3 GNOME desktop for the latest Slackware and Slackware64 13.0. See http://www.gnomeslackbuild.org for more information about what is offered, and how to download it for Slackware.

GNOME Journal, May 2009, Released!

GNOME | FootNotes! - Tue, 05/05/2009 - 4:27pm

After an extended break, the latest issue of the GNOME Journal has been published. It features an interview with Stormy Peters, the Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation by Jayson Rowe, a review of the Gourmet Recipe Manager application by Sriram Ramkrishna, a look at the GConf Configuation System for developers by Natan Yellin, an Introduction to the Message Indicator for developers by Ken VanDine, and a letter from our editor, Jim Hodapp.

Read now: http://www.gnomejournal.org

GNOME Journal, May 2009, Released!

GNOME | FootNotes! - Tue, 05/05/2009 - 4:27pm

After an extended break, the latest issue of the GNOME Journal has been published. It features an interview with Stormy Peters, the Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation by Jayson Rowe, a review of the Gourmet Recipe Manager application by Sriram Ramkrishna, a look at the GConf Configuation System for developers by Natan Yellin, an Introduction to the Message Indicator for developers by Ken VanDine, and a letter from our editor, Jim Hodapp.

Read now: http://www.gnomejournal.org

Planning for GNOME 3.0

GNOME | FootNotes! - Mon, 06/04/2009 - 1:04am

From GNOME mailing lists.....

Planning for GNOME 3.0

GNOME | FootNotes! - Mon, 06/04/2009 - 1:04am

From GNOME mailing lists.....

GNOME 2.23.5 Development Release

GNOME | FootNotes! - Fri, 25/07/2008 - 10:30pm

Here's the first release after GUADEC. Istanbul. It was a great place.
And some people actually had time to visit the beautiful city. Or to
take a turkish bath. Sounds like a cool program, doesn't it? Of course,
it was not only about this -- there were tons of interesting
discussions, lots of sessions around various topics, etc. But you know
what? The GNOME contributors actually managed to continue hacking on
their modules. Amazing. Those people never stop. I guess it shows how

GNOME 2.23.5 Development Release

GNOME | FootNotes! - Fri, 25/07/2008 - 10:30pm

Here's the first release after GUADEC. Istanbul. It was a great place.
And some people actually had time to visit the beautiful city. Or to
take a turkish bath. Sounds like a cool program, doesn't it? Of course,
it was not only about this -- there were tons of interesting
discussions, lots of sessions around various topics, etc. But you know
what? The GNOME contributors actually managed to continue hacking on
their modules. Amazing. Those people never stop. I guess it shows how

Release of GNOME SlackBuild GNOME 2.22.1 Desktop for Slackware 12.1

GNOME | FootNotes! - Tue, 13/05/2008 - 12:56pm

The GNOME SlackBuild GNOME 2.22.1 Desktop is now available for users of the latest Slackware 12.1 release! There have been a lot of improvements in this latest GSB release, including the move to PulseAudio, fewer package replacements, a GNOME-integrated Compiz-Fusion setup, the latest NetworkManager, Abiword 2.6, and OpenOffice2.4, a richer Mono C# suite, as well as all the great features of GNOME 2.22.

Release of GNOME SlackBuild GNOME 2.22.1 Desktop for Slackware 12.1

GNOME | FootNotes! - Tue, 13/05/2008 - 12:56pm

The GNOME SlackBuild GNOME 2.22.1 Desktop is now available for users of the latest Slackware 12.1 release! There have been a lot of improvements in this latest GSB release, including the move to PulseAudio, fewer package replacements, a GNOME-integrated Compiz-Fusion setup, the latest NetworkManager, Abiword 2.6, and OpenOffice2.4, a richer Mono C# suite, as well as all the great features of GNOME 2.22.

3rd GNOME Mobile summit to be held in Austin this week

GNOME | FootNotes! - Sun, 06/04/2008 - 7:40pm

Next week the members of the GNOME Mobile initiative will descend on Austin for the 3rd GNOME Mobile summit, which will be held as part of the Linux Foundation collaboration summit. On the agenda are the creation of a roadmap for the initiative, and encouraging industry participants to collaborate in the community on projects of joint interest.

For more information, see the foundation press release.

3rd GNOME Mobile summit to be held in Austin this week

GNOME | FootNotes! - Sun, 06/04/2008 - 7:40pm

Next week the members of the GNOME Mobile initiative will descend on Austin for the 3rd GNOME Mobile summit, which will be held as part of the Linux Foundation collaboration summit. On the agenda are the creation of a roadmap for the initiative, and encouraging industry participants to collaborate in the community on projects of joint interest.

For more information, see the foundation press release.

GNOME Foundation Annual Report 2007 released

GNOME | FootNotes! - Mon, 10/03/2008 - 9:31pm

The second annual report of the GNOME Foundation is available for download (1860 KB, PDF) now. The report aims to bring a summary of GNOME community activities in 2007. It includes a review of the year, accounts of various community activities and events around the world, and foundation development actions during the year.

GNOME Foundation Annual Report 2007 released

GNOME | FootNotes! - Mon, 10/03/2008 - 9:31pm

The second annual report of the GNOME Foundation is available for download (1860 KB, PDF) now. The report aims to bring a summary of GNOME community activities in 2007. It includes a review of the year, accounts of various community activities and events around the world, and foundation development actions during the year.

GNOME SlackBuild RC1: GNOME 2.20.3 Desktop for Slackware 12

GNOME | FootNotes! - Tue, 15/01/2008 - 1:40pm

Originally based on the Freerock GNOME project, GNOME.SlackBuild (GSB) provides the latest GNOME Desktop (2.20.3) for Slackware Linux. It includes both a binary distribution, as well as a complete GNOME source build system. The GSB project has been re-vitalised by a new development team who have, over the past several months of hard work, re-engineered the GSB source build system and brought the project back to the forefront of the GNOME packaging projects for Slackware. This project also supports and provides binary packages for x86_64 ports of Slackware, such as Slamd64.

GNOME SlackBuild RC1: GNOME 2.20.3 Desktop for Slackware 12

GNOME | FootNotes! - Tue, 15/01/2008 - 1:40pm

Originally based on the Freerock GNOME project, GNOME.SlackBuild (GSB) provides the latest GNOME Desktop (2.20.3) for Slackware Linux. It includes both a binary distribution, as well as a complete GNOME source build system. The GSB project has been re-vitalised by a new development team who have, over the past several months of hard work, re-engineered the GSB source build system and brought the project back to the forefront of the GNOME packaging projects for Slackware. This project also supports and provides binary packages for x86_64 ports of Slackware, such as Slamd64.

PyChess Philidor 0.8 beta, Check it out before your neighbor!

GNOME | FootNotes! - Tue, 06/11/2007 - 2:01pm

After the by far longest PyChess development cycle, version Philidor beta, codenamed 0.8 beta, has been released!

Download from: http://gnomefiles.org/app.php/PyChess

Screenshots: http://pychess.googlepages.com/screenshots

The long development time covers a close to total rewrite, the most throughout testing for a PyChess release yet, and a massive new base of features. Many of which users have been screaming since the first alpha of PyChess.

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