Matthias Clasen | 26 Oct 16:32 2012
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GNOME 3.7.1

Hey,

GNOME 3.7 development is getting underway, with the 3.7.1 snapshot
that is marking the beginning of this development cycle. Features are
still being proposed and discussed [1]. This release allows some early
glimpses of whats to come [2].

To compile GNOME 3.7.1, you can the jhbuild [3] modulesets [4] (which
use the exact tarball versions from the official release). A slight
complication is that gnome-control-center 3.7.1 does not build against
network-manager-gnome 0.9.6.2 - see [5] for details and a patch.

 [1] http://live.gnome.org/ThreePointSeven/Features
 [2] http://blogs.gnome.org/mclasen/2012/10/26/gnome-3-7-1-sightings/
 [3] http://library.gnome.org/devel/jhbuild/
 [4] http://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.7.1/
 [5] http://mail.gnome.org/archives/distributor-list/2012-October/msg00004.html

The release notes that describe the changes between 3.6.1 and 3.7.1
are available. Go read them to learn what's new in this release:

core  - http://download.gnome.org/core/3.7/3.7.1/NEWS
apps  - http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.7/3.7.1/NEWS

The GNOME 3.7.1 release is available here:

core  sources - http://download.gnome.org/core/3.7/3.7.1
apps  sources - http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.7/3.7.1

WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
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Frederic Peters | 18 Oct 23:30 2012
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GNOME 3.6.1 released

Hey,

The first update to GNOME 3.6 series is now available. As usual it
provides bug fixes, translations updates and tiny improvements, in
order to make our stable release even more stable and useful. It
may sound boring but there are interesting changes in there, and
valuable documentation and translation updates. Our thanks to all
community members and contributors.

Attention, Please
=================

- The schedule for 3.8 has been published,
  https://live.gnome.org/ThreePointSeven#Schedule

- The feature proposals period is open and will end next week,
  be quick!

  Please add your plans for the next six months here:
  https://live.gnome.org/ThreePointSeven/Features

==============================
Release Details and References
==============================

The lists of updated modules and changes are available here:
  core   -  http://download.gnome.org/core/3.6/3.6.1/NEWS
  apps   -  http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.6/3.6.1/NEWS

The souce packages are available here:
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Frederic Peters | 12 Oct 16:44 2012
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TARBALLS DUE: GNOME 3.6.1

Hello all,

3.6.0 has been out for two and a half weeks now, and it's time to
publish a first update and offer our users a nice dose of bug fixes
and translation updates.

Tarballs are due on 2012-10-15 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.6.1
stable 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 3.6.1. 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 information about 3.7, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.7
page:
   http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable

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

Cheers,

        Fred
Matthias Clasen | 27 Sep 11:55 2012
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3.7 development

Hi,

3.6 is out - congratulations !
The hard code freeze is now lifted, you can get the bug fixes in that
you've queued up for 3.6.1. Now is also a good time to make plans for
3.7, describe your ideas in feature pages, and dive into new
development. The schedule for 3.7 is up here:
https://live.gnome.org/ThreePointSeven. But please create gnome-3.6
branches first, so we keep strings and UI stable for 3.6.1.

Matthias
Matthias Clasen | 26 Sep 20:32 2012
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GNOME 3.6 released

                    GNOME 3.6 Released
                 ====================

Today, the GNOME Project celebrates the release of GNOME 3.6, the
latest version of the popular free desktop, as well as the GNOME
developer platform.

GNOME 3.6 is the third major update of GNOME 3. It builds on the
foundations that we have laid with the previous 3.x releases and
offers a greatly enhanced experience. The exciting new features and
improvements in this release include a new login experience,
integrated input methods, a refresh of the message tray, support for
more online accounts, improved accessibility, and many more.

For more information about the major changes in GNOME 3.6, please
visit our release notes:

 http://library.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/3.6/

GNOME 3.6 will be available shortly in many distributions. Live images
of GNOME 3.6 are currently being prepared and will appear soon at:

 http://www.gnome.org/getting-gnome/

This six months effort wouldn't have been possible without the whole
GNOME community, made of contributors and friends from all around the
world: developers, designers, documentors, usability and accessibility
specialists, translators, maintainers, sysadmins, companies, artists,
testers and last, not least, users. GNOME would not exist without all
those people.
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Frederic Peters | 20 Sep 15:27 2012
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GNOME 3.5.92 Release Candidate released!

Hello all,

It's the last step, it's the release candidate, it's 3.5.92 time!

So, what are you waiting for? Download it! Build it! Test it!

The more you are, the best we can make GNOME 3.6.

To compile GNOME 3.5.92, you can use the jhbuild [1] modulesets
published by the release team [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/3.5.92/

We remind you we are string frozen, no string changes may be made
without confirmation from the l10n team (gnome-i18n <at> ) and notification
to both the release team and the GNOME Documentation Project
(gnome-doc-list <at> ).

Hard code freeze is also in place, no source code changes can be made
without approval from the release team.  Translation and documentation
can continue.

The release notes that describe the changes between 3.5.91 and 3.5.92
are available. Go read them to learn all the goodness of this release:

  core - http://download.gnome.org/core/3.5/3.5.92/NEWS
  apps - http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.5/3.5.92/NEWS

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Frederic Peters | 14 Sep 13:16 2012
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TARBALLS DUE: GNOME 3.5.92 release candidate + HARD CODE FREEZE

Hey,

How fast it came, coming Monday will already be the time to roll
3.5.92 tarballs of your modules, and that will be the last chance to
get your fixes in, after that: hard code freeze, e.g. you will have
to require a big bunch of approvals to get changes in.

Let's repeat:

Tarballs are due on 2012-09-17 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.5.92 rc
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 3.5.92.  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!

We will be entering the hard code freeze: This is a late freeze to
avoids sudden last-minute accidents which could risk the stability that
should have been reached at this point.  No source code changes are
allowed without approval from the release team, but translation and
documentation should continue. Simple build fixes are, of course,
allowed without asking.

For more information about 3.5, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.5
page:
   http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable
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Andre Klapper | 14 Sep 02:36 2012
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Propose new features for GNOME 3.8!

GNOME developers!

With GNOME 3.6 approaching fast, the release team asks you to come up
and discuss new platform-wide features to be added for GNOME 3.8!

Tell us your plans for the next six months here:

      https://live.gnome.org/ThreePointSeven/Features

Proposed features must have an assignee working on them.
The proposal period is planned to end in about a month (around Oct 22).

Feature proposals are about the core desktop, hence this does not affect
features on a per-module basis. Still we **HIGHLY** encourage you to
communicate your plans for your module early. 
In case of doubt: Better announce too much than not enough!
Take two minutes and add your plans here:

      https://live.gnome.org/RoadMap#GNOME_3.8

Thanks a lot!,
andre
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Toms | 13 Sep 10:31 2012
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So long and thanks for all the fish! (hamster moving to github)

Hello all!

I would like to thank the GNOME foundation for including hamster in gnome 5 years ago.
It gave the project unprecedented exposure and the army of translators made sure it is available in all the major languages.
A huge thanks for that!

But now we are moving to github:

Right now it's just the code, but i plan to move over also bugs and start releasing versions there.


Reasoning:
The gnome infrastructure is functioning perfectly fine. Just it doesn't have the horsepower that is driving github and can't possibly compete with all the development there.
Apart from that, the hope that hamster will become core part of the desktop didn't come true.

So, hey hey, thanks again, and keep up the good work!

Toms
<div>
<div>Hello all!</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>
<div>I would like to thank the GNOME foundation for including hamster in gnome 5 years ago.</div>
<div>It gave the project unprecedented exposure and the army of translators made sure it is available in all the major languages.</div>
</div>
<div>A huge thanks for that!</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>But now we are moving to github:</div>
<div><a href="https://github.com/projecthamster/hamster">https://github.com/projecthamster/hamster</a></div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Right now it's just the code, but i plan to move over also bugs and start releasing versions there.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Reasoning:</div>
<div>The gnome infrastructure is functioning perfectly fine. Just it doesn't have the horsepower that is driving github and can't possibly compete with all the development there.</div>
<div>Apart from that, the hope that hamster will become core part of the desktop didn't come true.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>So, hey hey, thanks again, and keep up the good work!</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Toms</div>
</div>
Javier Jardón | 9 Sep 19:57 2012
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GNOME 3.5.91 second beta release

Hello all,

the second beta release of development cycle heading to GNOME 3.6 is
finally available.

Remember that we are in "The Freeze" period: UI Freeze,
Feature Freeze, and API/ABI Freeze to fix small and blocker
bugs; also, of course, we are in String Change Announcement Period.

More details about changes and news for this beta are available here:

   core: http://download.gnome.org/core/3.5/3.5.91/NEWS
   apps: http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.5/3.5.91/NEWS

The GNOME 3.5.91 release itself is available here:

   core sources: http://download.gnome.org/core/3.5/3.5.91/
   apps sources: http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.5/3.5.91/

JHBuild modulesets to compile GNOME 3.5.91 by hand are available here

   http://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.5.91/

And now go straight to new development update, 3.5.92, planned
September 19

WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
--------------------------

This release is a snapshot of development code. Although it is
buildable and usable, it is primarily intended for testing and hacking
purposes. GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate development
status.

For more information about 3.6, the full schedule, the official module
lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colourful 3.6
page:
   http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable

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

KNOWN ISSUES
--------------------------

Due to recent changes in webkitgtk 1.9.91 (to fix a api break),
Evolution fails to build.
The fix is already available in evolution git repository, so expect a
working tarball for 3.5.92.

For a more detailed list of known and relevant bugs, see our blocker
bugs list for 3.6 on bugzilla:
   http://goo.gl/kgj2h

Hope you enjoy it

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Frederic Peters | 5 Sep 14:41 2012
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String Freeze

Hello all,

The string freeze has set in, no string changes may be made without
confirmation from the i18n team and notification to release team,
translation team, and documentation team. From this point, developers
should concentrate on stability and bug-fixing. Translators can work
without worrying that the original English strings will change, and
documentation writers can take accurate screenshots. For the string
freezes explained, and to see which kind of changes are not covered by
freeze rules, check this page:
  http://live.gnome.org/TranslationProject/HandlingStringFreezes.

It's also important to make sure that your module's po/POTFILES.in and
po/POTFILES.skip are correct and uptodate and that no source files are
lacking from these files.

For more information about 3.5, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.5
page:
   http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable

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

Cheers,

        Fred

Gmane