GNOME 3.0 will be released in September 2010, and in the meantime, will release GNOME 2.30 in March 2010, continuing our long-standing tradition of six-months releases. Thanks to the input from the community, we were able to draw a clear picture of where we stand today and where we will be next March. As mentioned in the GNOME 3.0 planning document , the release date for 3.0 was not set in stone: while we're using a strict schedule that allows us to release GNOME every six months, GNOME is above all using quality-based release engineering. That's why our community wants GNOME 3.0 to be fully working for users and why we believe September is more appropriate. Note that this release date for 3.0 doesn't mean that 2.30 will be less stable than usual. On the contrary, this will help us integrate the changes that are ready for 2.30, while leaving the parts that are still rough on the edges outside of GNOME, as used daily by our users, until after 2.30 is out. This will solidify both our 2.30 and 3.0 releases.
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