For those wishing to experiment with the latest Wayland technologies, short of running the Weston compositor, the bleeding-edge development GNOME stack continues to serve as an excellent alternative with quickly adopting support for new functionality.
The GNOME-aligned open-source crew working on sandboxing Linux applications has made progress and they do have their first application sandboxed.
With the upcoming GNOME 3.16 release and its GTK+ 3.16 tool-kit there is native OpenGL support and a new GTKGLArea widget.
At the beginning of this month I wrote how I switched back to Fedora Linux on my main system to replace Ubuntu and also wrote about changes I made when installing Fedora 21 on my main system, a new ThinkPad ultrabook with Broadwell processor. There's three small things that annoy me the most though about using GNOME 3.x.
While Unity 8 is written in Qt5, GTK+ is still very important to Ubuntu even with their ongoing transition from running the desktop on an X.Org Server to instead using their own Mir display server technology within the next year on the desktop. Landing today in GTK+ Git ahead of GNOME 3.16 is a number of Mir back-end improvements.
The Outreach Program for Women (OPW) by GNOME has now been renamed to Outreachy.
With the GNOME 3.16 series, Mutter uses GTK+ for drawing all window decorations regardless of using client-side decorations, and there's also many other GTK+ improvements.
Version 0.21 of the widely-used, GUI-based GNOME Partition Editor is now available.
GNOME 3.15.4 was released on Thursday night and is the latest pit stop on the road to the very exciting GNOME 3.16.
GNOME has quietly been working on sandboxed applications support and for GNOME 3.16 they hope to ship an initial reference runtime implementation of their new technology.
The latest feature added to NetworkManager is support for WiFi power-savings.
For the upcoming GNOME 3.15.4 development milestone release towards GNOME 3.16 there are some notable improvements for the GNOME Shell and Mutter.
GNOME now has support in Mutter to synchronize and apply input device settings via a session-wide configuration.
The newest GNOME application is for testing your laptop's battery power use under various scenarios.
While GNOME 3.16 isn't set to be released until March, there's a number of exciting features building up for this next desktop release and if you're ambitious you can test them now with the GNOME 3.15.x development releases.
FreeBSD GNOME developers have had various GNOME 3.x components in the FreeBSD Ports repository for months, and with GNOME 2.x now being decommissioned by this BSD operating system, the GNOME3 X11 desktop has replaced GNOME2 on the DVD install media script.
While Foursquare's heydays seem to be largely over, GNOME 3.16 is going to premiere its GNOME Online Accounts integration with Foursquare and allow users to check-in on GNOME Maps.
GNOME's GTK+ tool-kit saw numerous improvements over the course of 2014 that led it to having a higher development activity rate than the preceding few years.
Richard Hughes' latest announcement isn't of another open-source hardware project but rather a new GNOME software application.
Shouldn't the GNOME Software "app store" include non-GUI (CLI) packages? That's one of the questions being asked yet again by users.
A number of improvements landed this morning for GNOME's Mutter window manager to change the way decorations are drawn and removing support for the old Metacity theme format.
The GNOME project had a rather splendid year with significant progress made in porting GNOME's components to Wayland, adding many features to the GTK+ tool-kit, enabling OpenGL support in GTK+, and improvements to the many GNOME applications.
Various GNOME packages are being checked in this week for GNOME 3.15.3, another development release toward GNOME 3.16.
GNOME Builder is that interesting GNOME IDE project for developers.
For users of the GTK+ tool-kit on Windows, OpenGL support is coming and follows in the footsteps of GTK's recent OpenGL focus and enablement on Linux.
There's already a lot of new features coming to GTK+ for GNOME 3.16 and now the latest addition is SSL support for the Broadway back-end.
GNOME's file manager, Nautilus, is seeing some much needed love for the GNOME 3.15 development cycle ahead of GNOME 3.16 next March.
While GNOME 3.15.2 was released yesterday, GNOME Shell 3.15.2 was just tagged this morning.
The second GNOME 3.15 development release is now available ahead of GNOME 3.16 next March.
For those doing much development in GTK+, the GtkInspector integrated debugger continues making much progress and will offer a wealth of more development and debug capabilities with GNOME 3.16.
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