This release features a lot of bug fixes, performance improvements and new software.
The GNOME desktop focusses on ease of use, stability, internationalisation and good accessibility support and the new release only goes to prove the commitment of the developers behind this awesome piece of software.
There is also a time tracker application which can be added to the GNOME Panel to make tracking your time easier.
GNOME 2.24 also features the new release of the Ekiga audio/video conferencing client, version 3.0.
All said, this is still an incremental release, fixes a lot of bugs while bringing about some performance improvements. The developers have already started planning for GNOME 3.0 and that is something I’m definitely waiting for.