Features/Gnome2.28

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* Resync image with new default apps, e.g. [[Features/Empathy]]
 
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* Make sure new modules and new external dependencies of Gnome 2.28 are packaged
 
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* Follow major upstream changes, e.g. epiphany is switching from gecko to webkit as the rendering engine
 
* Investigate if we can drop some of the removed modules. At least we should make sure they don't sneak onto a space-constrained live image. Candidates for this are libgnomeprint22, libgnomeprintui22, libgnomeui, gnome-vfs2, gnome-mime-data
 
* Investigate if we can drop some of the removed modules. At least we should make sure they don't sneak onto a space-constrained live image. Candidates for this are libgnomeprint22, libgnomeprintui22, libgnomeui, gnome-vfs2, gnome-mime-data
  

Revision as of 14:09, 1 June 2009

Contents

GNOME 2.28

Summary

Re-base to GNOME 2.28.

Owner

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 12
  • Last updated: 2009-03-31
  • Percentage of completion: 0%

Development has not begun yet.


Detailed Description

The main point of this feature is to ensure that Fedora ships the current version of the Gnome desktop.

Benefit to Fedora

Stay in sync with upstream.

Scope

Outstanding issues:

How To Test

  • Open System → About GNOME. Verify that it says "Version: 2.28"
  • Verify that important desktop components work as well as they always have:
    • the panel
    • nautilus
    • metacity

Hints about testing basic desktop functionality can be found at Desktop/Testing.

This section will be updated as it becomes more clear what the major test-worthy new features in Gnome 2.28 are. To get some idea what people plan to work on for 2.28, see http://live.gnome.org/RoadMap and http://live.gnome.org/RoadMap/Modules (but no guarantees that anything on those pages will actually appear in 2.28...)

User Experience

Largely unchanged.

Dependencies

Depends on upstream Gnome, see the Gnome 2.28 schedule

Contingency Plan

Ship the Gnome 2.26 packages that are in F11. Alternatively, if Gnome 2.28 does not happen in time for Fedora 12, ship a prerelease like 2.27.92 (we've done that before)

Documentation

Release Notes

Fedora 12 includes the latest version of the Gnome desktop.

For more information about what is new in Gnome, see the Gnome 2.28 release notes.

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