It was Saturday morning 2:00 am when I published the tarball. So what’s special?
This is the first additional release past the regular stable of GNOME 2.24.3. We saw that the 2.24.x series brought regressions due to the disk summary work. With every stable release we made it better and we thought it might be good to continue this and add two more releases on stable branch. These are the dates and 2.24.4 is already out
2.24.4 on Jan 30
2.25.5 on Feb 25
Thx to “ever great” Milan Crha for hacking out sqlite/fsync/ext issue which hurt our performance a lot. He wrote an awesome piece of sqlite vfs similar to FF’s vfs but a lot simpler which improved performance by 75% atleast. And thanks to David Ronis (huey) for some fine bugs which saved 2.24.4 and thx to Srinidhi who gave me the ultimate NEWS generation script which just did everything automatically. It’s a bit buggy but should be better in sometime. I would push Srinidhi to share it somewhere , it would be useful for a lot of people.