Gnome 2.28 released


Yes, a brand-spanking-new version of the Gnome desktop is now available for your downloading and compiling leisure (although for most of us, it's easier to wait for the next round of distro upgrades). Various new user-facing features have been rolled into the codebase, but also of interest is the stuff that's removed. As part of the progress towards Gnome 3.0, the developers have ripped out crusty old code - there are no longer any applications that depend on esound, libgnomevfs, libgnomeprint, or libgnomeprintui. Hurrah for that. You can see the full release notes here, or read on for a quick summary of the changes.

  • Epiphany browser has switched from Gecko to WebKit for better performance
  • New utility for managing Bluetooth devices
  • Empathy IM client has reorganised GUI
  • Media Player can navigate DVD menus and resume playback from last position
  • Cheese webcam app has "burst" mode for taking multiple pics in a row
  • Volume control supports channel fading
  • Menus do not show icons by default
  • Power Manager now supports laptops with multiple batteries

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But I like the icons on the menu...


... i'm almost sure there will be a way of enabling them again...


System > Preferences > Appearance > Interface

Tick "Show icons in menus"

Done :)

how to upgrade on ubuntu

how to upgrade on ubuntu 9.04 will it affect my awn and other customisations?


Wait till Ubuntu 9.10, 2.28 comes with it.

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