GNOME News Archives
Ekiga 4.0 VoIP Program Adds In Many Features

Ekiga, the long-standing Linux "softphone" VoIP program for GNOME on Linux, hasn't seen a major release since Ekiga 3.2 three years ago. Arriving today fortunately is Ekiga 4.0, which is codenamed "The Victory Release", and packs a huge number of changes for this open-source telephony program.

27 November 2012 - Ekiga 4.0 - 2 Comments
GNOME 3.7.2 Kills The GNOME Fallback Mode

The GNOME 3.7.2 development release was made available today. The two major changes with this latest GNOME 3.8 pre-release is the elimination of the GNOME Fallback (non-Shell) mode and now depending exclusively upon GStreamer 1.0.

26 November 2012 - GNOME Fallback Mode - 36 Comments
GNOME 3.x Will Bring Back Some GNOME 2 Features

Earlier this month it was decided that GNOME 3.8 would get rid of the GNOME Shell Fallback mode used for running the desktop environment in a way similar to the GNOME 2 "classic" environment while also not requiring any 3D GPU/driver configuration. Earlier today there was basically a call for forking the GNOME Classic/Fallback code so it could live on, but now it's been announced that some of the user-interface/experience elements will be brought to the GNOME 3.x world in a manner that's more easy for users to optionally enable.

21 November 2012 - Users Rejoice! - 89 Comments
Calling For A Fork Of GNOME 3's Fallback/Panel Mode

GNOME's Vincent Untz has written about the recent decision to remove the GNOME3 fall-back mode with the forthcoming GNOME 3.8 release. He thinks the situation will improve but he basically calls for the community to fork and maintain the GNOME fall-back (gnome-panel, Metacity, etc) components assuming there is enough interest.

21 November 2012 - GNOME 3.x - 8 Comments
The 2012 GNOME User Survey Begins, Take It Now

It's time for the annual GNOME User Survey to solicit feedback from Linux desktop users about their views on the GNOME desktop, preferences about Linux desktop features, and other topics. Please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey.

15 November 2012 - GNOME 2012 - 64 Comments
GNOME 3.8 Is Dropping Its Fallback Mode

Matthias Clasen on the behalf of the GNOME Release Team has announced that they have decided to eliminate GNOME's "fallback mode" with the upcoming 3.8 release that allowed a "GNOME classic" mode that didn't depend upon OpenGL/3D rendering and was more like the GNOME2 traitional desktop.

9 November 2012 - GNOME 3.8 Canning - 91 Comments
Linux Desktops Described In Terms Of Beer

With GNOME starting the GBeers initiative, for the weekend I couldn't help but to think about what beer pairings I would do if needing to match the popular Linux desktops with beer.

13 October 2012 - Beer! - 11 Comments
GNOME Launches GBeers Initiative

While there's many critics to the GNOME Shell desktop, will GNOME gain more followers through promoting the consumption of beer at monthly meet-ups?

8 October 2012 - GNOME + Beer - 7 Comments
GStreamer Conference 2012 Videos

For those interested in GStreamer, Mesa, ALSA, or related Linux multimedia efforts, the videos from the GStreamer Conference are now available for viewing.

15 September 2012 - GStreamer - Add A Comment
Ten Suggestions For The GNOME Camp

Stemming from last year's GNOME User Survey that was hosted on Phoronix since the GNOME Foundation wasn't interested, the results continue to be analyzed.

10 September 2012 - Ten Suggestions - 70 Comments
GStreamer 0.10 Is Dead, But 1.0 Has Lots Of Good Stuff

Tim-Philipp Müller of Collabora delivered the keynote this morning on the second and final day of the 2012 GStreamer Conference. Similar to yesterday's keynote about GStreamer 1.0, Tim-Philipp Müller talked about how GStreamer 0.10 is dead and the future is with the soon-to-release GStreamer 1.0 and more of the future plans for this multimedia framework.

28 August 2012 - GStreamer Keynote - Add A Comment
Disk Improvements Within GNOME 3.6

While disk management improvements might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to a desktop environment update, the disk utility (Disks) and udev within GNOME 3.6 will offer some new features.

3 August 2012 - GNOME Disks - 6 Comments
The Future Of GNOME: Very Optimistic?

Following the controversial information this weekend about some viewing GNOME as fading into abyss and losing relevance on the desktop, Christian Schaller has shared his views on the future of GNOME. In general he is very optimistic about the future of GNOME.

31 July 2012 - Thoughts - 34 Comments
GNOME 4.0, GNOME OS Coming In 2014 & Other Crazy Plans

While some GNOME developers and users see the once fledging desktop environment fading into abyss, other GNOME developers see nothing but GNOME getting better with the best yet to come. It's been called for this week from GUADEC that GNOME 4.0 to be released in March of 2014 along with GNOME OS. That's not all of their ambitious plans but they think they can gain a 20% market-share by 2020 and they also have some other plans on their agenda.

28 July 2012 - GUADEC - Add A Comment
Cinnamon Desktop Comes To Fedora 17

Cinnamon, the project out of the Linux Mint camp for a new desktop that's based upon upstream GNOME but brings back memories of GNOME2, has now entered Fedora 17 through the stable updates repository.

21 July 2012 - Cinnamon Desktop - 4 Comments

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