The release of the next major upgrade of the GNOME desktop, GNOME 3.0, has been pushed back to September 2010. GNOME 2.30 is still intended for a March 2010 release.
This announcement, made by GNOME foundation director Vincent Untz, reverses previous plans to make the release of GNOME 2.30 the first release of GNOME 3.0.
"Note that this release date for 3.0 doesn't mean that 2.30 will be less stable than usual," said Untz. "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."
For more, read GNOME delays 3.0 release on ZDNet Australia.