Good to see that GNOME 2.8 went out today- as usual, some cool new toys, and some nice advances in places. The new mime system at least at a glance seems to be much cleaner, and gnome-volume-manager should be mega-sweet, though I haven’t actually gotten it running yet. :) And vino does totally rock. I wish I’d been able to contribute more this release, but at least I did get to commit a few fixes to the web page this morning. :)
I’ve already been asked once when Ximian/Novell will ship 2.8; it’s not clear right now, but it is quite possible we’ll actually skip directly to 2.9 internally. I hope we’ll distribute that externally as well, but the plans aren’t clear on that.