From Fedora Project Wiki

GNOME 2.30


Include GNOME 2.30


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 13
  • Last updated: 2010-04-06
  • Percentage of completion: 100%

GNOME 2.30 has been built in rawhide and F13.

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
Mar 31 2.30.0

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.


Outstanding issues:

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
    • 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 2.30 are. To get some idea what people plan to work on for 2.30, see and (but no guarantees that anything on those pages will actually appear in 2.30...)

User Experience

Largely unchanged. One noteworthy change is that nautilus defaults to browser mode now.


Depends on upstream Gnome, see the Gnome 2.30 schedule

Contingency Plan

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.

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.

Comments and Discussion