Javier Jardón Cabezas from the GNOME Release Team announced a couple of days ago that the second development release of the upcoming GNOME 3.10 desktop environment is ready for download and testing.This is the first release of the GNOME desktop environment without any GConf dependency, which means that the team did a great job cleaning up the code. The release is available for download right now from the main GNOME FTP server.
GNOME 3.9.2 brings numerous updated core components and libraries, as well as several improvements to basic applications, and the usual bugfixes and updated translations.
"A slight complication is that some modules (eog, totem, gedit) doesn't build because a problem with the libpeas release. For sure this will be fixed in the next development release," Javier Jardón Cabezas said in the announcement.
GNOME 3.9.2 comes with the following updated applications: Accerciser, Anjuta, Cheese, Devhelp, Evolution, File Roller, Gedit, Glade, Orca, Rygel, Vinagre, Baobab, Empathy, Evince, Mutter, Totem, Eye of GNOME, and Vino.
The following main GNOME components were also updated in this development release: Glib2, ATK, Clutter, Glib Networking, GNOME Bluetooth, GNOME Calculator, GNOME Contacts, GNOME Control Center, GNOME Disk Utility, GNOME Online Accounts, GNOME PackageKit, GNOME Screenshot, GNOME Shell, GNOME System Monitor, GNOME Terminal, GNOME Boxes, VTE, and Yelp.
Some of the above packages have detailed articles on Softpedia, so check them if you want to know more about the changes included in each package. Also, for more details you can read the raw changelogs from the official release announcement.
The next development release will be GNOME 3.9.3, which should be available for testing sometime at the end of the month, followed by GNOME 3.9.4 on July 10 and GNOME 3.9.5 on July 29
Download GNOME 3.9.2 sources right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended to be used for testing purposes only.