Matthias Clasen | 23 Aug 05:15 2013

GNOME 3.9.90 release


the first beta release of the GNOME 3.9 development cycle is here!
With the 3.9.90 release, most of our feature work for 3.10 is wrapping
up and we're heading into the the "Freeze" [1]:

- UI Freeze: No UI changes should be made without prior consulting the
release team and notification to gnome-doc-list@...
- Feature Freeze: new functionality is implemented now, for exceptions
please again consult the release team
- API/ABI Freeze for 3.9: Developer APIs should be frozen at this point;
- String Change Announcement Period: All string changes should be
announced to both gnome-i18n@... and gnome-doc-list@...

More details about changes and news for this beta are available here:


The GNOME 3.9.90 release itself is available here:

   core sources:
   apps sources:

JHBuild modulesets to compile GNOME 3.9.90 by hand are available here

Check the Smoketesting documentation [2] for instructions about how to
compile and test GNOME with these modulesets.


This release is a snapshot of development code. Although it is
buildable and usable, it is primarily intended for testing and hacking
purposes. GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate development

For more information about 3.10, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colourful
3.10 page:

For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see:


Matthias Clasen
GNOME Release Team