GNOME 2.17.x Development Series

GNOME 2.17.x is an unstable development series intended for testing and hacking purposes. GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate development status, so this unstable 2.17.x series will eventually become the official 2.18 stable release. There are many ways you can get involved.

Plans for this release are documented on the RoadMap page. These plans do not necessarily cover every module and every feature that will be worked on, nor are they guaranteed to arrive in time. Maintainers, please keep the RoadMap page up to date where you can. :-)

When we are near feature-freeze, please mention the new features for the /ReleaseNotes.

Important information for module maintainers:

Release Suites

Note that the developer tools suite is still in its proposal stages, it is new in this release cycle and the modules are yet to be accepted.

Schedule

An iCal file is available at http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable/schedule.ics

Week

Date

Task

Notes

September

September 04th

GNOME 2.16.0 Tarballs Due

September 06th

GNOME 2.16.0 Final Release!

1

September 11th

2

September 18th

3

September 25th

October

4

October 2nd

GNOME 2.16.1 Tarballs Due

October 4th

GNOME 2.16.1 Stable Release

October 7-9th

Boston Summit

http://live.gnome.org/Boston2006

5

October 9th

6

October 16th

GNOME 2.17.1 Tarballs Due

End of new (app) modules proposal period

October 18th

GNOME 2.17.1 Development Release

7

October 23rd

8

October 30th

November

9

November 6th

GNOME 2.17.2 Tarballs Due

November 8th

GNOME 2.17.2 Development Release

10

November 13th

11

November 20th

GNOME 2.16.2 Tarballs Due

November 22nd

GNOME 2.16.2 Stable Release

12

November 27th

December

13

December 4th

GNOME 2.17.3 Tarballs Due

December 6th

GNOME 2.17.3 Development Release

14

December 11th

15

December 18th

GNOME 2.17.4 Tarballs Due

String Change Announcement Period: All string changes must be announced to both gnome-i18n@ and gnome-doc-list@.
UI Change Announcement Period: All user interface changes must be announced to gnome-doc-list@.
Module inclusion discussion heats up.

December 20th

GNOME 2.17.4 Development Release

16

December 25th

January

17

January 1st

18

January 8th

GNOME 2.17.5 Tarballs Due

API/ABI Freeze: developer APIs should be frozen at this point.
Feature and Module Freeze: new modules and functionality are chosen now.

January 10th

GNOME 2.17.5 Development Release

19

January 15th

New APIs must be fully documented
Release Team meets about new module decisions with community input up to this point

20

January 22nd

GNOME 2.18.0 Beta 1 (2.17.90) Tarballs Due

UI Freeze: No UI changes may be made without approval from the release-team and notification to the GDP.

January 24th

GNOME 2.18.0 Beta 1 (2.17.90) Release

21

January 29th

GNOME 2.16.3 Tarballs Due

January 31st

GNOME 2.16.3 Stable Release

February

22

February 5th

23

February 12th

GNOME 2.18.0 Beta 2 (2.17.91) Tarballs Due

String Freeze: no string changes may be made without confirmation from the l10n team (gnome-i18n@) and notification to both the release team and the GDP (gnome-doc-list@).

February 14th

GNOME 2.18.0 Beta 2 (2.17.91)

24

February 19th

25

February 26th

GNOME 2.18.0 Release Candidate (2.17.92) Tarballs Due

February 28th

GNOME 2.18.0 Release Candidate (2.17.92)

March

26

March 5th

Hard Code Freeze: no source code changes can be made without approval from the release-team. Translation and documentation can continue.

27

March 12th

GNOME 2.18.0 Tarballs Due

Hard Code Freeze ends, but other freezes remain in effect for the stable branch.

March 14th

GNOME 2.18.0 Final Release!

March 19th

March 26th

April

April 2nd

April 9th

GNOME 2.18.1 Tarballs Due

April 11th

GNOME 2.18.1 Final Release

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