HEADS UP: GNOME 2.28.1 now released for FreeBSD
Joe Marcus Clarke
marcus at FreeBSD.org
Sat Nov 28 20:12:51 UTC 2009
Presenting GNOME 2.28.1 for FreeBSD. The official release notes for this
release can be found at http://library.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/2.28/ .
Officially, this is mostly a polishing release in preparation for GNOME 3.0
due in about a year.
On the FreeBSD front, though, a lot went into this release. Major thanks
goes to kwm and avl who did a lot of the porting work for this release.
In particular, kwm brought in Evolution MAPI support for better Microsoft
Exchange integration. Avl made sure that the new gobject introspection
repository ports were nicely compartmentalized so that large dependencies
aren't brought in wholesale.
But, every GNOME team member (ahze, avl, bland, kwm, mezz, and myself)
contributed to this release.
Other major improvements include an updated HAL with better volume
probing code, ufsid integration, and support for volume names containing
spaces (big thanks to J.R. Oldroyd); a new WebKit; updated AbiWord;
an updated Gimp; and a preview of the new GNOME Shell project (thanks to
The FreeBSD GNOME Team would like to that the following additional
contributors to this release whose patches and testing really helped
make it a success:
Eric L. Chen
Joseph S. Atkinson
(and an extra shout out to miwi and pav for pointyhat runs)
We would like to send this release out to Alexander Loginov (avl) in
hopes that he feels better soon.
Marcus on behalf of the FreeBSD GNOME Team
Joe Marcus Clarke
FreeBSD GNOME Team :: gnome at FreeBSD.org
FreeNode / #freebsd-gnome
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