Now than edgy beta is available the universe freeze has been announced. No new version nor new package (out of UVF exceptions) from now until edgy. Some nice changes landed before the freeze though:
The telepathy team has been rocking and most of upstream components have packaged and uploaded to universe
A slab package has been uploaded to universe. If you want to try you just have to install the gnome-main-menu package and add the "main menu" applet (not the one with the ubuntu icon, the other one) to your panel. As a side note, the package is based on the Debian package rather than on the work done by Viper550 to integrate it to Ubuntu. The reason is that the desktop team was pretty busy when he was doing most of the changes and nobody stepped to review and upload them by then. I did had a look on his work some weeks ago and sent him a mail with some comments to get the package to universe and got no reply yet. Viper550, if you are still interested to get your changes applied for edgy feel free to join #ubuntu-desktop to talk about that
A gnomescan package has also been uploaded to universe, thank to Ã%0tienne Bersac who is upstream and did most of the packaging work too
Next to come: GNOME 2.16.1!