Thursday, February 17, 2011

GNOME 3 Live image - version 0.0.4

Another week, another release of GNOME 3 live image.

Sorry for the delay but the release of GTK 3.0 and glib 2.28 last week pushed back my planned release since I needed to rebuild the entire stack with it.

If you want to spread the word about the image, you can also link now to http://gnome3.org/tryit.html 

Anyway, what is new in this release :

  • many modules have been updated to GNOME 2.91.6
  • kernel 2.6.37 (desktop flavor) and Xorg 1.9.3 (ie fresh drivers for many cards) : thanks to OBS, I've been able to easily integrate those packages update on our stable distribution (openSUSE 11.3). Still no gallium driver for radeon, this is scheduled for next week.
  • fixed freeze at startup on some radeon card (there was a race between graphical splash and radeon KMS)
  • some additional network drivers (shaun, this release is for you ;)
  • more GNOME 3 modules, based on feedback we got from FOSDEM (epiphany, evince, brasero, gnome-packagekit, file-roller, evolution, gnome-games, totem-plugins...)
  • new gnome-shell, with integration with evolution-data-server (no, you won't have yet new workspace layout in this image, since GNOME-Shell hackers are still busy working on it)
  • The Board is also in the image, feel free to test it
On the know issues :
  • ndiswrapper is not shipped (not available for 2.6.37 yet)
  • same for vmware guest (please use SUSE Studio appliance instead)
  • there are some SSL certificates popups issues (when using empathy)
  • changing language from gnome-control-center doesn't work
If you installed the image on a system, you should be able to update it, running "zypper dup" as root (careful, we changed a lot of things this time)