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.
GNOME Software, the "app store" for managing software installed on the system using PackageKit/AppData, has seen many improvements and features for GNOME 3.12.
California is a new GNOME 3 app that's a feature-rich calendar and developed by Yorba, the organization behind the popular Geary, Shotwell, and other projects.
Version 1.18 of the Clutter tool-kit has been released ahead of this month's GNOME 3.12 debut. Clutter 1.18 brings with it some prominent changes.
One of the GNOME 3.12 features not yet talked about on Phoronix is the new gnome-initial-setup for easy first-run configuration options of the GNOME desktop.
As a quick update to the HiDPI support on top of yesterday's article about GNOME Shell 3.12 getting last minute HiDPI improvements, more work has landed today for supporting high-resolution Retina displays within this next GNOME desktop environment update.
One of the user-facing features of GNOME 3.12 is GNOME Shell's HiDPI support, but last minute issues regarding HiDPI are still being resolved.
Upstream NetworkManager now has support for the Virtual Extensible LAN.
GTK+ 3.11.8 was released this morning as the latest version of the in-development GTK tool-kit for the upcoming GNOME 3.12 release.
GNOME's Epiphany web-browser already received some major improvements during the 3.12 development cycle but the work isn't quite over yet.
A new feature that's landed for GNOME 3.12 is GTK+ now supporting Google's CloudPrint service.
While a lot of headway has been made during the GNOME 3.10 and 3.12 development cycles for allowing the GNOME Shell and rest of the desktop run natively on Wayland without a hard dependency on X11, it was decided that enabling the Wayland support by default will not happen now until at least GNOME 3.14. GNOME 3.12 will still work as a very reasonable Wayland tech preview, but there's some unfinished tasks to be addressed.
GNOME's Meld application has finally been ported to the GTK+ 3 tool-kit along with other updated GNOME 3 technologies like GSettings.
With the upcoming release of GNOME 3.12 there is a brand new user-interface for Gedit, GNOME's text editor.
Going along with new releases of GTK+, Epiphany, WebKitGTK+, and other updated packages for this week's GNOME 3.12 Beta, the GNOME Shell 3.11.90 release is now available.
Epiphany 3.11.90 was released today and with it the GNOME web-browser continues landing more important.
GTK+ 3.11.7 has been released for this week's GNOME 3.12 Beta.
GNOME's version of the WebKit rendering engine, WebKitGTK+, now has out a new development version for the GNOME 3.12 beta release. There's also many other new GNOME packages for the upcoming 3.12 beta release.
MATE Desktop, the well known fork of the GNOME 2 desktop environment, is in the process of being ported to Wayland.
GNOME has geolocation support for pinpointing you down to your city, but now it can be disabled with the latest GNOME Shell work.
The GNOME Shell now has HiDPI support for scaling its user-interface on high DPI displays.
The Transmageddon video converter that's built atop GStreamer for Linux/Unix systems to transcode video files is on the heels of a new release that will deliver multiple new features.
GStreamer 1.4 is under heavy development ahead of its next release that's due out in March or April. Here's a look at some of the new features coming to this open-source multimedia framework relied upon by many Linux desktop applications. Among the best additions to GStreamer 1.4 is support for H.265, VP9, and Daala. Wayland is also now supported.
The latest release of the WebKitGTK+ powered Epiphany web-browser is now available as the latest milestone towards its incorporation in GNOME 3.12.
GNOME 3.11.5 is anticipated for release later today and with it will come new user-facing features.
WebKitGTK+ in its latest development form has a new multiple web process model that allows spawning one process per web view. With GNOME's version of WebKit having this feature, the Epiphany web-browser is already making use of the new API.
GNOME Shell 3.11.5 is out this morning ahead of the next planned GNOME 3.12 development release.
Wayland had sub-surfaces support added to its core protocol a few months back and it enhances several common desktop use-cases. We've seen GNOME's Mutter-Wayland component gain initial sub-surfaces support and now with the recent Wayland 1.4 release it supports sub-surfaces full-on.
The next-generation version of GNOME Videos is starting to take shape and become usable for GNOME fans. GNOME Videos looks much better than Totem from the GNOME 2.x days.
GNOME developers are looking at delaying the official release of GNOME 3.12 until the Wayland 1.5 release that should happen in April.
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