Last Planned GNOME 2.x Release

GNOME 2.32 Released

Jessica Thornsby

Gnome, evince, open source, empathy, irc, atktext,

The GNOME project has announced version 2.32.

GNOME’s ‘Empathy’ instant messaging and communication application now allows you to group a contact’s information together using metacontacts, allowing you to keep track of all the instant messaging services a particular contact uses. Users can now also disable logging and configure IRC accounts using the account assistant with Empathy.

The Evince document viewer now uses the AtkText interface, which means the GNOME screen reader can read documents in Evince. Users can also add annotations from the side panel, or change the default properties regarding features such as author, colour, and transparency. The GNOME File Manager, image viewer and movie player, have also been updated. Please see the Release Notes for more information.

GNOME version 2.32 is the last planned major release in the 2.x series. Now, only maintenance releases are planned for GNOME 2.x. GNOME 3.0 is scheduled for April, 2011.


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