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The GNOME View On Compositor Benchmarking

Red Hat's Owen Taylor who is largely responsible for the work on the GNOME Shell and Mutter has written his response to the recent article about How Unity, Compiz, GNOME Shell and KWin Affect Performance.
13 June 2011 - By Owen Taylor - 11 Comments

GTK+ 3.2 Squeezes In A Couple More Features

GTK+ 3.2, the first major update since the release of GNOME 3.0 with the overhauled GTK+ 3.0 tool-kit, is coming along nicely in preparation for the September release of GNOME 3.2.
13 June 2011 - New GTK+ 3.1.6 Release - 4 Comments

Problems With The GNOME Shell

Debates surrounding Linux desktop environments, especially the new Ubuntu Unity shell and the GNOME 3.0 Shell, tend to be very polarized. There also tends to be lots of trolling by users when such debates occur within our forums and elsewhere. But what do graphics driver developers -- and those not out simply to rant -- think of the new desktops? Well, Alex Deucher of AMD recently switched over to the GNOME Shell and he's provided a list of issues he's had with the experience thus far.
31 May 2011 - In The Eyes Of A Driver Dev - 53 Comments

GNOME 3.0.2 Bug-Fix Release Arrives

Just a day after the KDE camp pushed out KDE SC 4.7 Beta 1, the GNOME camp has come to the desktop with their stable 3.0.2 release. The GNOME 3.0.2 release, like is usual for GNOME point releases, just brings bug-fixes and translation updates.
26 May 2011 - Fixes, Fixes & Translations

What's Coming Up For GNOME 3.2?

Last week marked the end of the feature proposal for GNOME 3.2, for the first major update to the GNOME3 desktop. The GNOME 3.2 release schedule has the final release set for the end of September. In this article is a list of some of the features that were brought up for GNOME 3.2.
20 May 2011 - Feature Discussion - 23 Comments

Transforming GNOME Into A Linux-Only Project?

One of the mailing list messages making the rounds on the Internet today is concerning the GNOME project and whether they should no longer concern themselves with supporting non-Linux operating systems.
18 May 2011 - A Linux OS - 49 Comments

GTK+ 3.2 Is Coming Along WIth New Features

GNOME 3.0 / GTK+ 3.0 was released just over one month ago, but already work is well under-way into developing GNOME 3.2 and with that the GTK+ 3.2 update for release later on in the year. GTK+ 3.1.2 was released in mid-April, but GTK+ 3.1.4 was released yesterday as the second development snapshot. This tool-kit update does provide more features.
8 May 2011 - GTK+ 3.1.4 - 7 Comments

A Release Schedule, Features For GNOME 3.2

Two weeks have passed since the release of GNOME 3.0, but preparations are already under-way for the next major release: GNOME 3.2. Continuing in the GNOME release tradition, and while it's not yet shipping in most Linux distributions, the next release will occur in six months time and take place at the end of September.
19 April 2011 - September Release - 7 Comments

Fedora Needs Your Help Testing GNOME 3.0

With Canonical ditching the GNOME 3.0 Shell in favor of their custom-developed Unity Desktop, one of the first Linux distributions where you'll see GNOME 3.0 shipping in full "out of the box" is Fedora 15. Fedora 15 is set to be released at the end of May, but a beta release happens to be coming out today. Additionally, this Thursday they're looking for your help in testing out GNOME 3.0.
19 April 2011 - This Thursday - 14 Comments

Broadway, GTK+ 3.x In The Web Browser, Progresses

Last November we reported on Broadway GTK+, which makes GTK+ programs accessible from the web-browser by taking advantage of HTML5 as a GTK+ back-end. The Broadway back-end will be merged in GTK+ 3.2 and the work continues to become more interesting.
7 April 2011 - Progress - 10 Comments

GNOME 3.0 Released; LF Collaboration Summit Kicks Off

Today's GNOME's big day... GNOME 3.0 has been released.
6 April 2011 - Press Release - 23 Comments

With Days Left, GNOME Shell Continues Advancing

The release candidate of GNOME 3.0 is due out, and the final release is just days away (6 April), but the GNOME Shell continues to advance with just days to go. GNOME Shell 2.91.92 is now available with a number of improvements.
22 March 2011 - GNOME Shell 2.91.92 - 22 Comments

GNOME 3.0 Beta 2 Released

The GNOME release team has announced the immediate release of GNOME 3.0 Beta 2. The release of GNOME 3.0 Beta 2 (v2.91.91) puts this free software desktop stack in its string and user-interface freeze.
12 March 2011 - GNOME3 Is Nearly Here - 6 Comments

GNOME 3.0 Beta 1 Is Now Available

As expected, when talking about the latest GNOME Shell and Mutter changes this morning. GNOME 3.0 Beta 1 has been released today. This is the first of two betas for this popular desktop environment before the final release is expected in a little more than one month.
23 February 2011 - Beta To Test

Last Minute Changes To GNOME Shell, Mutter

Version 2.91.90 of GNOME Shell and Mutter were released last night and they carry some last minute changes to these major components of the GNOME 3.0 desktop.
23 February 2011 - GNOME 3.0 Beta - 25 Comments

GTK+ 3.0.0 Tool-Kit Officially Released!

It's been a little more than a week since the final release of GTK2 was made available and at that time GTK+ 3.0 was nearing its official release. Today, after being in development for years, GTK+ 3.0 has been officially released.
10 February 2011 - She's Here - 14 Comments

GNOME 3.0 Laptop Change Frustrates Some Users

On a GNOME 2.x desktop if you are a laptop owner you can control what happens when you close your laptop's lid from the power management preferences whether to suspend the system or simply blank the screen. With GNOME 3.0, when you close your laptop's lid, the system will suspend and there will be no user-interface for changing this policy. It's a design decision for the GNOME 3.0 desktop.
3 February 2011 - Will Auto-Suspend - 95 Comments

GTK+ 3.0, GNOME Shell, Mutter Near Final

In preparation for the GNOME 2.91.6 release tomorrow, many GNOME modules are being checked in, including new versions of the GTK+ 3.0 tool-kit, the GNOME Shell, and the Mutter window manager.
1 February 2011 - Almost There - 12 Comments

Clutter 1.6 & GTK+ 2.24 Tool-Kits Released

There's good news in the land of GNOME tool-kits this week. In preparation for the release of GNOME 3.0, GTK+ 2.24 as well as Clutter 1.6.0 have been officially released.
31 January 2011 - Officially Released

Cairo 1.12 Is Being Prepped With New Capabilities

Intel's Chris Wilson has announced the Cairo 1.11.2 snapshot, which is the first development look at what's to come with version 1.12 of the Cairo drawing library. Besides introducing support for creating Bezier surface gradients and working up the API in some areas, there's many other improvements being introduced in Cairo 1.12.
24 January 2011 - Good Stuff - 2 Comments

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