Gnome 2.26 arrives


Fresh in time for upcoming Ubuntu and Fedora releases, the Gnome team has sent 2.26 out into the world. Brasero, a disc burning tool, has found itself a permanent home in the desktop, while Evolution can import PST folders from Microsoft Outlook and the Empathy IM client now supports file transfers. There's also an Awesome Bar-like menu in Epiphany and a new volume control tool that supports PulseAudio. Read the release announcement after the break, and see this page for screenshots of all the lovely new features. Rock on.

              Celebrating the release of GNOME 2.26!

Today, the GNOME Project celebrates the release of GNOME 2.26, the
latest version of the popular, multi-platform free desktop environment
and of its developer platform. Released on schedule, to the day, GNOME
2.26 builds on top of a long series of successful six months releases to
offer the best experience to users and developers.

For more than 10 years now, the project has been seeing a tremendous
amount of work. And as usual, it's hard to come back to a previous
version of GNOME once you've tried GNOME 2.26, which is probably the
best compliment the project can receive.

This six months effort wouldn't have been possible without the whole
GNOME community, made of contributors from all around the world:
hackers, documentors, usability and accessibility specialists,
translators, maintainers, sysadmins, companies, artists, users and
testers. GNOME would not exist without all those people. Thanks very
much to every one of them!

You'll find detailed information about GNOME 2.26 in our release notes:

Most distributions have already started integrating GNOME 2.26 in their
development version, or as package updates to their stable version.

Some parties are already happening in various places to celebrate this
release. But tomorrow morning, you can be sure that GNOME contributors
will already be working on their plans for the next version of GNOME,
due in September, 2009.

Enjoy! And be proud of this release!

- The GNOME Release Team

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