Include GNOME 2.30
- Desktop SIG
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Targeted release: Fedora 13
- Last updated: 2010-01-20
- Percentage of completion: 50%
GNOME 2.29.5 is in rawhide. The default mode in nautilus has been changed to browser.
The schedule for Gnome 2.30 looks as follows:
|Feb 10||2.29.90 beta|
|Feb 24||2.29.91 beta|
|Mar 10||2.29.92 rc|
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.
- Keep Gnome packages updated. For a list of affected packages, see http://live.gnome.org/TwoPointTwentynine/Platform and http://live.gnome.org/TwoPointTwentynine/Desktop
- Make sure new enough versions of external dependencies are in Fedora. For a list of external dependencies, see http://live.gnome.org/TwoPointTwentynine/ExternalDependencies
- Make sure new modules and new external dependencies of Gnome 2.30 are packaged
- Follow major upstream changes, e.g. the accessibility stack is switching from Corba to D-Bus (see Features/AtSpi2)
- 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, hal, eel2. See Features/HalRemoval)
How To Test
- Open System → About GNOME. Verify that it says "Version: 2.30"
- Verify that important desktop components work as well as they always have:
- the panel
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 2.30 are. To get some idea what people plan to work on for 2.30, 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 2.30...)
Largely unchanged. One noteworthy change is that nautilus defaults to browser mode now.
Depends on upstream Gnome, see the Gnome 2.30 schedule
If Gnome 2.30 does not happen in time for Fedora 13, ship a prerelease like 2.29.92 (we've done that before)
See the Gnome 2.30 release notes.
Fedora 13 includes the latest version of the Gnome desktop, 2.30.
For more information about what is new in Gnome, see the Gnome 2.30 release notes.