1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Features To Look Forward To In GNOME 3.12

GNOME

Published on 25 March 2014 12:45 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME
55 Comments

GNOME 3.12 is gearing up to be released tomorrow, so here's a recap of features to look forward to with this next major GNOME desktop update.

Among the highlights to look forward to with GNOME 3.12 include:

- Proper HiDPI support for those with high-density displays, such as the Retina MacBook Pro or some new ASUS Zenbook models.

- Improved Wayland support but it's still a tech preview in GNOME 3.12 but looks like we should see stable Wayland support in GNOME 3.14.

- A brand new user-interface for Gedit, GNOME's text editor.

- Epiphany browser enhancements.

- GNOME Boxes is better for desktop virtualization management though I personally find virt-manager to be far superior.

- Improvements to its software center / App Store.

- Many additions to Clutter 1.8 for developers.

- Initial setup is much better and the process has been totally revamped.

- Google Cloud Print support in GTK. There's also a new popovers feature for GTK+, among other tool-kit improvements.

- Greater Facebook integration.

- GNOME's terminal finally supports text rewrapping on resizing.

- GTK's Broadway back-end now supports tablets for the HTML5-rendered interfaces.

With not only better Wayland support but also a ton of user-facing improvements and GUI enhancements, GNOME 3.12 is shaping up to be a super exciting open-source desktop update. Some of the other GNOME 3.12 changes are listed via the GNOME.org Wiki release notes.

Look for the official GNOME 3.12 release on Wednesday, 26 March.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. NVIDIA's $1000+ GeForce GTX TITAN X Delivers Maximum Linux Performance
  2. OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 15.04 vs. Fedora 21 Tests: Linux Sweeps The Board
  3. The New Place Where Linux Code Is Constantly Being Benchmarked
  4. 18-GPU NVIDIA/AMD Linux Comparison Of BioShock: Infinite
  5. Phoronix Test Suite 5.6 Adds New Phoromatic Enterprise Benchmarking Features
  6. OpenGL Threaded Optimizations Responsible For NVIDIA's Faster Performance?
Latest Linux News
  1. Mesa's Android Support Is Currently In Bad Shape
  2. Wayland's Weston Terminal Can Now Be Minimized
  3. Phoronix - Working Towards Faster Page Loads
  4. Improved OpenCL Support For Blender's Cycles Renderer
  5. Mesa 10.5.2 Packs In A Handful Of Fixes
  6. More Fedora/Ubuntu Linux vs. OS X OpenGL Benchmarks
  7. Intel Adds Mesa IR To NIR Translator & Makes Other NIR Improvements
  8. HAMMER2 Gets A Man Page
  9. Kodi 14.2 Released To End Out The "XBMC" 14.x Series
  10. Debian 8.0 Jessie RC2 Installer Released
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. Introducing The Library Operating System For Linux
  2. Allwinner Continues Jerking Around The Open-Source Community
  3. AMD Is Hiring Two More Open-Source Linux GPU Driver Developers
  4. Systemd Change Allows For Stateless Systems With Tmpfs
  5. GNOME Shell & Mutter 3.16.0 Released
  6. GNU Nano 2.4.0 Brings Complete Undo System, Linter Support & More
  7. GNOME 3.16 Released: It's Their Best Release Yet
  8. Red Hat Is Rolling Out A VirtIO DRM/KMS GPU Driver
%%CLICK_URL_UNESC%%