Re-base to GNOME 2.26.
- Desktop SIG
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Targeted release: Fedora 11
- Last updated: 2009-04-13
- Percentage of completion: 100%
Most Gnome packages have been updated for Gnome 2.26.1.
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/TwoPointTwentyfive/Platform and http://live.gnome.org/TwoPointTwentyfive/Desktop
- Make sure new enough versions of external dependencies are in Fedora. For a list of external dependencies, see http://live.gnome.org/TwoPointTwentyfive/ExternalDependencies
- Resync image with new default apps, e.g. Features/Empathy
- Make sure new modules and new external dependencies of Gnome 2.26 are packaged
- 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
How To Test
- Open System → About GNOME. Verify that it says "Version: 2.26"
- 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.
- For testing changes related to sound, see Features/VolumeControl
- For testing the new default IM client, see Features/Empathy
This section will be updated as it becomes more clear what the major test-worthy new features in Gnome 2.26 are. To get some idea what people plan to work on for 2.26, 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 2.26...)
Largely unchanged, except for changes that we working on as separate features, such as Features/VolumeControl and Features/Empathy. CD burning support is now using brasero instead of nautilus-cd-burner, but the user experience should be largely unchanged, unless you explicitly open the brasero application.
Depends on upstream Gnome, see the Gnome 2.26 schedule
Ship Gnome 2.24.3. This is not really feasible, though. Alternatively, if Gnome 2.26 does not happen in time for Fedora 11, ship a prerelease like 2.25.92 (we've done that before)
- See the Gnome 2.26 release notes.
Fedora 11 includes the latest version of the Gnome desktop.
For more information about what is new in Gnome, see the Gnome 2.26 release notes.