Lucas Rocha | 2 Jul 01:19 2009
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GNOME 2.26.3 released!

==================================================================
GNOME 2.26.3 Stable Release
==================================================================

This is the last update to GNOME 2.26. It contains many fixes for
important bugs that directly affect our users, documentation updates
and also a large number of updated translations. Many thanks to all
the contributors who worked hard on delivering those changes in time.
We hope it will help people feel better in their daily use of computers!

Meanwhile, the GNOME community is actively working on the unstable
branch of GNOME that will become GNOME 2.28 in September 2009.

The GNOME 2.26 release notes are available at:

  http://library.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/2.26/

The notes that describe the changes between 2.26.2 and 2.26.3 are here:

admin    - http://download.gnome.org/admin/2.26/2.26.3/NEWS
bindings - http://download.gnome.org//bindings/2.26/2.26.3/NEWS
desktop  - http://download.gnome.org/desktop/2.26/2.26.3/NEWS
devtools - http://download.gnome.org/devtools/2.26/2.26.3/NEWS
mobile   - http://download.gnome.org/mobile/2.26/2.26.3/NEWS
platform - http://download.gnome.org/platform/2.26/2.26.3/NEWS

The GNOME 2.26.3 release is available here:

admin sources    - http://download.gnome.org/admin/2.26/2.26.3/
bindings sources - http://download.gnome.org/bindings/2.26/2.26.3/
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Frederic Peters | 12 Jul 13:35 2009
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GNOME 2.27.4 unstable tarballs due (and more)

Hello all!

You are now all back from GCDS, and the release team would like to
inform you about the following:

  * GNOME 2.27.4 unstable tarballs due
  * String Change Announcement Period
  * UI Change Announcement Period
  * Module inclusion discussion heats up

Tarballs are due on 2009-07-13 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 2.27.4
unstable release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which
were proposed for inclusion should try to follow the unstable schedule
so everyone can test them.  Please make sure that your tarballs will
be uploaded before Monday 23:59 UTC: tarballs uploaded later than that
will probably be too late to get in 2.27.4. If you are not able to
make a tarball before this deadline or if you think you'll be late,
please send a mail to the release team and we'll find someone to roll
the tarball for you!

String Change Announcement Period

  After the GNOME 2.27.4 release, string changes must be announced to
  gnome-doc-list and gnome-i18n.

UI Change Announcement Period

  After the GNOME 2.27.4 release, UI changes must be announced to
  gnome-doc-list.

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Frederic Peters | 15 Jul 18:38 2009
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GNOME 2.27.4 released!

Hello all,

This is already the 4th development release towards our 2.28 release
that will happen in October 2009; this release comes just after the
first joint GNOME / KDE conference, which was certainly great fun for
all present people.

To compile GNOME 2.27.4, you can the jhbuild [1] modulesets [2] (which
use the exact tarball versions from the official release):

  [1] http://library.gnome.org/devel/jhbuild/
  [2] http://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/2.27.4/

The release notes that describe the changes between 2.27.3 and 2.27.4
are available. Go read them to learn all the goodness of this release:

platform - http://download.gnome.org/platform/2.27/2.27.4/NEWS
desktop  - http://download.gnome.org/desktop/2.27/2.27.4/NEWS
admin    - http://download.gnome.org/admin/2.27/2.27.4/NEWS
bindings - http://download.gnome.org/bindings/2.27/2.27.4/NEWS
devtools - http://download.gnome.org/devtools/2.27/2.27.4/NEWS

The GNOME 2.27.4 release is available here:

platform sources - http://download.gnome.org/platform/2.27/2.27.4/
desktop  sources - http://download.gnome.org/desktop/2.27/2.27.4/
admin    sources - http://download.gnome.org/admin/2.27/2.27.4/
bindings sources - http://download.gnome.org/bindings/2.27/2.27.4/
devtools sources - http://download.gnome.org/devtools/2.27/2.27.4/

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Andre Klapper | 20 Jul 01:15 2009
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API/ABI Freeze for GNOME 2.27

Hi,

API/ABI Freeze for GNOME 2.27 starts today (Monday) by 23:59 UTC.

No API or ABI changes should be made in the platform libraries (for
instance, no new functions, no changed function signatures or struct
fields).
API freeze is not required for non-platform libraries, but is
recommended.

Future freezes (and other deadlines):

  + Feature and Module Freeze, July 27th
  + New API must be documented, August 3rd
  + Writing of release notes begins, August 3rd
  + UI Freeze, starting August 10th
  + String Freeze, starting August 24th
  + Hard Code Freeze, starting September 14th

For more information about 2.27, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 2.27
page:
   http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable

For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see:
   http://live.gnome.org/Schedule

Thanks,
andre
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Olav Vitters | 20 Jul 17:35 2009

Jhbuild moduleset: SHA256 hash instead of MD5

As MD5 is insecure, the GNOME 2.28 modulesets in jhbuild have been
switched to SHA256 when using Python 2.5 or newer.

NOTE: Please still fill in the md5sum attribute for old Pythoners.

This has a few implications.

1. When adding new tarballs to a jhbuild moduleset file

Make sure to add it in the following format:

  <branch module="releases/cairo-1.8.6.tar.gz" version="1.8.6"
          repo="cairo.org"
          hash="sha256:93a347af0cecf258be8fb54265b16a0fb16317df4a32896141d2987c30773535"
          md5sum="4e64139ef6f668df24450f3b81dd0771" size="6616544">

The hash attribute is new and its value MUST be prefixed with "sha256:".
Jhbuild does support other hash methods (whatever Python allows), but
please only use sha256.

IMPORTANT: Make sure to still fill in the md5sum attribute. This for
people with Python 2.4 or before (our RHEL5 buildbot).

2. For people with Python 2.4 or lower

Jhbuild will only look at the hash attribute in case the md5sum wasn't
specified. This to try and ensure you'll still be able to verify the
tarballs with md5.

3. People with custom modulesets
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Vincent Untz | 22 Jul 17:06 2009
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New module decisions for 2.28

Hi,

The release team met on Sunday to see how sunburnt the various members
were. There were certainly big differences. Andre was bright red, while
some who shall stay anonymous were, hrm, untouched by the sun.
Afterwards, we managed to find a few minutes to discuss the new module
proposals.

Many thanks to the people who contributed to the discussion on the list,
and to the authors and maintainers of the proposed modules!

Short summary
=============

In:
  gnome-bluetooth (desktop)
  gnome-disk-utility (desktop)
  libgdata (external dependency)
  libseed (bindings)
  DeviceKit-disks (external dependency)
  WebKit/GTK+ (external dependency)
  libchamplain (external dependency)

Out:
  krb5-auth-dialog
  icontool

General note about the hal migration: some modules (like
rhythmbox/banshee, even if not part of the GNOME modulesets) will rely
on udev in the future. This means they will need some work for
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Vincent Untz | 24 Jul 21:06 2009
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TARBALLS DUE: GNOME 2.27.5 Development Release (and feature freeze!)

Hi,

While a good number of our contributors was in Gran Canaria at the
beginning of the month, some people were at home working hard to
complete some features for GNOME 2.28. And we'll see the results of this
hard work in the next release! Oh, and I'm not implying the people who
attended the Desktop Summit/GUADEC didn't work hard -- they certainly
had a hard time with all the ice cream!

Also please note that this milestone marks the beginning of the feature
freeze. This is a good time to start summarizing what has changed in
your modules in this cycle, so that people can work on the release
notes! See http://live.gnome.org/TwoPointTwentyseven/ReleaseNotes

Tarballs are due on Monday July 27th before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME
2.27.5 Development Release, which will be delivered on Wednesday.

Please make sure that your tarballs will be uploaded before Monday
23:59 UTC: tarballs uploaded later than that will probably be too late
to get in 2.27.5. If you are not able to make a tarball before this
deadline or if you think you'll be late, please send a mail to the
release team and we'll find someone to roll the tarball for you!

For more informations about 2.27, the full schedule and the official
module lists, please see our colorful 2.27 page on the wiki:
   http://live.gnome.org/TwoPointTwentyseven

For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see:
   http://live.gnome.org/Schedule

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Vincent Untz | 30 Jul 00:15 2009
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GNOME 2.27.5 released!

GNOME 2.27.5 Development Release
================================

Wow, it's quite hot here. Sure, the temperature outside is high, but I
guess it's also because of this computer who worked hard to understand
some lines of code and to translate them into something that it can then
use to make me happy. Yes. Because running GNOME makes me happy! And
the 2.27.5 release is no exception there: it has this magic power on me.
It's a good release to get a first feeling of what will be in GNOME
2.28, with the new modules now being integrated and new features popping
here and there, in many differents modules. Ah, if only it could do
something for the temperature ;-)

Please note that this milestone marks the beginning of the feature
freeze. This is a good time to start summarizing what has changed in
your modules in this cycle, so that people can work on the release
notes! See http://live.gnome.org/TwoPointTwentyseven/ReleaseNotes

You all know what you have to do now. Go download it. Go compile it. Go
test it. And go hack on it, document it, translate it, fix it.

To compile GNOME 2.27.5, you can the jhbuild [1] modulesets [2] (which
use the exact tarball versions from the official release):

  [1] http://library.gnome.org/devel/jhbuild/
  [2] http://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/2.27.1/

The release notes that describe the changes between 2.27.4 and 2.27.5
are available. Go read them to learn all the goodness of this release:

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