GNOME 3 Delayed Until 2011

Jul 29, 2010

If you're looking forward to the next desktop environment, you'll have to wait until March.

Members of the GNOME project gathered at the GUADEC conference in the Netherlands this week where they announced that GNOME 3, the next iteration of the popular open source desktop environment would be delayed until March 2011.

This delays the project by a year, as it's original release was schedule for March 2010. That launch was then pushed back to September 2010, but now, the GNOME project will now issue another incremental update in September.

"GNOME is driven by its goals to provide a quality free software desktop, and we feel that our users and downstream community are better served by holding the GNOME 3.0 release until March 2011," the GNOME project said via an official statement.

Still much progress has been made in the desktop environment, which will introduce a new user interface built on JavaScript and the Clutter framework. Users can download early versions of the Shell package from Launchpad.

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