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ember
February 17th, 2006, 02:39 PM
As some of us may already have noticed, Davyd Madeley has provided us with a new Gnome 2.14 picture tour. Look at it and hope with me that april will come soon ;):

http://www.gnome.org/~davyd/gnome-2-14/

Master Shake
February 17th, 2006, 02:50 PM
Oooh.. Sah-weet!

I may give up XFCE to try this when its ready!

Stormy Eyes
February 17th, 2006, 02:56 PM
Nice. I might go back to GNOME.

Artificial Intelligence
February 17th, 2006, 03:05 PM
OMG...looks like really good improvement. Very nice :cool:

gord
February 17th, 2006, 03:08 PM
lookin forward to this releace, specially the new gedit.

TeeAhr1
February 17th, 2006, 03:36 PM
But will it release in time for Dapper?

Master Shake
February 17th, 2006, 03:46 PM
If not, I hope it gets put in the repositories fairly soon afterwards.

gord
February 17th, 2006, 03:52 PM
gnome makes releaces like ubuntu does, every 6 months. March 15th i beleve, ubuntu releaces are set up to be able to include the newest verison of gnome. dapper allready runs on the unstable (but what will become the new) version of gnome i beleve.

ember
February 17th, 2006, 03:53 PM
I'm quite sure, we'll see Gnome 2.14 in Dapper as Ubuntu's schedules are always wrapper around the Gnome ones. I hope, there will be a way to get the updates to 2.14.1 (and .2 and so on), too, because they often fix some bugs and localisation issues.

raublekick
February 17th, 2006, 04:08 PM
lookin forward to this releace, specially the new gedit.

right on.

i'm pretty stoked for this.

frodon
February 17th, 2006, 04:13 PM
I love the metacity part with the integrated compositor and the dual monitor support without xinerama.
I think i will use again metacity instead of xfwm4 when gnome 2.14 will be available.+

really exiting :)

mike998
February 17th, 2006, 04:22 PM
This looks AWESOME!
The gnome team keep on making great advances with every release!

poofyhairguy
February 17th, 2006, 04:39 PM
I love the metacity part with the integrated compositor and the dual monitor support without xinerama.
I think i will use again metacity instead of xfwm4 when gnome 2.14 will be available.+

really exiting :)

Yeah, it does sound nice:


Multimonitor support, both with and without Xinerama has been improved with Metacity now conciously avoiding placing small windows and dialog boxes across monitor boundaries. This means that many older applications such as GTK+ 1.2 applications and Motif applications which want to put dialog boxes in the middle of the screen will have their dialog boxes moved to one side to remain readable.

jc87
February 17th, 2006, 05:18 PM
Someone please clean the dribble of my mouth:-k .

hesee
February 17th, 2006, 05:21 PM
I was thinking of changing to Kubuntu when Dapper is released, now I have to consider again... Unless someone posts same kind of tour for KDE full of nice features i haven't seen. Probably there's are some. I've only tried KDE once about two years ago. Oh, well, maybe it's better take them both :)

...love this kind of freedom of choice :D

Derek Djons
February 17th, 2006, 05:51 PM
Looks thrilling. Really dying to have it spinning stable and final on my boxes. Any info on it's release?

ember
February 17th, 2006, 06:11 PM
If I remember correctly, expect it to hit the Dapper repositories some days after March, 24th.

Master Shake
February 17th, 2006, 06:19 PM
I'm really jazzed about the improved performance!

equal
February 17th, 2006, 06:24 PM
This is awesome. I will definitely be using Gnome for a long time to come. I'd posted about my horrors with Kubuntu, this just re-enforces my opinion. <p>

I am in the process of downloading a SUSE DVD .iso, to see the full potential of KDE. We shall see...

ow50
February 17th, 2006, 06:31 PM
The Metacity compositing manager requires the latest features of unstable X.org and requires the new texture-from-pixmap extension, as a result this feature is turned off by default.
Does anyone know if Dapper already has or will have those requirements?

briancurtin
February 17th, 2006, 06:52 PM
ill have this the day after it comes out probably. im liking the way its shaping up

Lovechild
February 17th, 2006, 07:08 PM
Compositing manager in Metacity by GNOME 2.14, now this excites me not because it's new toys but because one "poofyhairguy" promised me he would eat his hat if this happened.

Poofy, I fully expect pictures.

Artificial Intelligence
February 17th, 2006, 07:16 PM
Compositing manager in Metacity by GNOME 2.14, now this excites me not because it's new toys but because one "poofyhairguy" promised me he would eat his hat if this happened.

Poofy, I fully expect pictures.


:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Now that's one thing I won't miss for anything in the world :mrgreen: ;)

Starchild
February 17th, 2006, 08:27 PM
Compositing manager in Metacity by GNOME 2.14, now this excites me not because it's new toys but because one "poofyhairguy" promised me he would eat his hat if this happened.

Poofy, I fully expect pictures.


lol

Bandit
February 17th, 2006, 08:47 PM
Ubuntu release cycle is based on Gnome. Soon as gnome is released the team will get to work on compiling it for Dapper.
Cheers,
Joey

bonzodog
February 17th, 2006, 09:06 PM
We already have Xorg 7.0.0 in Dapper and currently gnome is the 2.13.9 release, and we are pretty confident that we will be getting the 2.14 with the metacity that does compositing. We also now have early alphas of xgl and compiz in the repos, and there have been successful runs of it. Feel free to read through the dapper development forums to see screenshots of xgl/compiz. Also, Xubuntu has undergone a significant update to xfwm4 2.3.0. We also have Firefox 1.5.0.1 already on the machines, and there is a lot more that has changed in Dapper.
It looks like it will be fairly stable at flight 4 which we think is the 23rd, and indeed already is a fast booter.

Klaidas
February 17th, 2006, 09:15 PM
Cool, looks nice :)

TechSonic
February 17th, 2006, 09:30 PM
bah, I want this new stuff now. >.<

NeoChaosX
February 17th, 2006, 09:31 PM
Is the disappearing recent documents menu fixed?

Lord Illidan
February 17th, 2006, 09:49 PM
I like it! Can't wait.. Hope that metacity will get faster too!

houseofmore
February 17th, 2006, 10:46 PM
Looks great. Anyone know if gnome-terminal will have 256 colour support?

Lovechild
February 18th, 2006, 07:58 AM
Is the disappearing recent documents menu fixed?

Well you'd know if you filed a bug and subscribed to it :)

darrenrxm
February 18th, 2006, 08:34 AM
I just hope that it doesn't break everything that I have gotten working in the previous version when I upgrade to this version.