No GNOME 3 till 2011
Discussions at the ongoing GUADEC conference have led to the GNOME 3.0 release team postponing the release until March 2011. Frederic Peters announced the decision in a posting to the GNOME developers list, saying that the postponement was agreed on to "make sure this release will have the high quality we all expect". GNOME 3.0 was expected to arrive in September of 2010, so the new delay gives the developers six months more development time. "Our community wants to be proud of what we will release as 3.0" said Peters, "we don't want to disappoint our users who are excited about our goals for GNOME 3.0.".
The developers still plan to release a stable version of GNOME in September which will be GNOME 2.32 and they also want to release a GNOME 3.0 Beta at the same time, to "clearly send a signal" that they want users to start testing and working with GNOME 3 and testing the new components such as the GNOME Shell. Peters closed the delay announcement by encouraging the developers and maintainers to "target achievable goals" during the extra six months.
- GNOME 3.0 Rescheduled For March 2011 Release, the GNOME foundation press release.