The latest GNOME 3.5 development release is now available
with a lot of changes as the developers prepare to issue the final GNOME 3.6 desktop release in late September.
Some of the changes to be found in this latest GNOME 3.5/3.6 development release include:
- A new interface for Empathy.
- Baobab disk usage analyzer has experienced a near-complete re-write in Vala.
- Clutter has improvements in GridLayout, explicit animation API improvements, and improved touch event support.
- New GTK+ widgets (GtkSearchEntry and GtkMenuButton).
- A new API for the Evolution Data Server. The Evolution change-log for this release begins with "!!! MAJOR DESIGN CHANGES AND API BREAKS IN THIS RELEASE !!!"
- Initial WebKit2 support in the Epiphany web-browser. This WebKit2 support is still under development but by Epiphany 3.6 they hope to have it in a beta quality state. There's also user-interface improvements for the full-screen mode as well as HTML5 full-screen support. Epiphany 3.5.3 has also tacked on "Do Not Track" support.
- Microsoft Exchange is now enabled by default for GNOME Online Accounts as is Facebook.
- GNOME Shell 3.5.3 has seen a variety of improvements.
- The Mutter window manager now has a simplified plug-in system and other changes.
- The Nautilus file manager has seen various improvements.
The latest GNOME 3.5.3 components can be downloaded from the usual location
. GNOME 3.6.0 is planned for release in late September (once again, during Oktoberfest). Some of the other GNOME 3.6 features are talked about on the GNOME.org Roadmap