The latest GNOME 3.12 development packages have better support for running on Wayland.
The Broadway back-end to the GTK3 tool-kit that provides remote HTML5 support for rendering GTK+ applications within modern web-browsers has received further work to support having GTK applications on the Apple iPad.
Broadway, an HTML5 back-end for GTK3 to allow running GTK3 programs in modern web-browsers, has picked up an interesting feature.
Making GIMP 2.10 a more exciting release is that the open-source image manipulation/editing program finally has good support for dealing with image meta-data for EXIF, IPTC, and XMP formats.
Early GNOME 3.12 development packages are beginning to make more extensive use of UPower, the Linux power device abstraction layer that's reaching version 1.0.
With the first GNOME 3.12 development release (v3.11.1) due to occur this week, many of the first very early GNOME 3.12 packages are being checked in for early testing ahead of the desktop's full debut in March of 2014.
In light of applications like Wireshark moving from GTK to Qt over better cross-platform support and portability, the GNOME team has finally released their first GTK+3 binaries for Microsoft Windows.
Now that GNOME 3.10 has shipped and with it comes initial native Wayland support, GNOME developers are beginning to focus on the GNOME 3.12 release cycle and working on some of the open work items in Wayland enablement.
AbiWord 3.0 is finally out with support for the GTK+ 3.x tool-kit and a significant number of other new features to the GNOME-focused multi-platform open-source word processor.
The Shotwell photo management/organizer software for the GNOME desktop has been updated. As the first major update to Shotwell in several months, this release comes with several changes.
There's a new GNOME application that experienced its first release this morning: GNOME Logs. While there's a lot of work left on the project, GNOME Logs is to serve as a centralized log viewer for the systemd journal on the GNOME desktop.
This week prior to the GNOME 3.10 release also marked the release of GNOME-Panel 3.8 and GNOME-Flashback-Session 3.8. The "GNOME Flashback" project is about revitalizing the GNOME 3 "fallback" session experience found in earlier 3.x releases for cases where no 3D hardware acceleration was available.
To accompany the GNOME 3.10 release, WebKitGTK+ 2.2.0 was released on Friday. This update to the GNOME version of the WebKit web rendering engine is quite an exciting update with numerous new features.
GStreamer 1.2.0 is now available as the first major update to this widely-used open-source multimedia framework since the GStreamer 1.0 milestone some months ago.
With another day comes more improvements to the Linux desktop running atop Wayland. While yesterday saw Enlightenment on Wayland work, today already is some GNOME Wayland activity ahead of the GNOME 3.10 release in just a few weeks time.
A few weeks after Amarok 2.8 was released on the KDE side, GNOME's Rhythmbox 3.0 music player is now available.
The GNOME desktop's Mutter Wayland version has been released ahead of the official GNOME 3.10 release later in September.
GNOME Shell has got another Wayland improvement ahead of the GNOME 3.10 debut next month.
The GNOME Web Browser will no longer be using Google as its default search engine but they have struck a deal to use DuckDuckGo as its new search engine.
While traditionally the middle-click mouse button has been a convenient way to paste rather than Ctrl + V on Unix-like systems, GNOME designers are looking to change it up for their desktop.
New GTK+, Mutter, and GNOME Shell development releases in recent days continues advancing the GNOME 3.10 support for Wayland.
The MATE Desktop, one of the popular forks of the GNOME 2 desktop environment, is seeking to support the Wayland Display Server as well as systemd -- two popular Linux technologies that have only been a focus for GNOME3.
At GUADEC last week besides drafting Wayland plans for GNOME, there was a BoF session for GNOME's toolkit. Here's some of the stuff that's upcoming for the GTK+ 3.10 tool-kit.
Last week at GUADEC some exciting plans were drafted for Wayland.
GNOME 3.9.5 has been released as the latest development release leading up to the GNOME 3.10 debut in September.
The GNOME annual developer conference, GUADEC, is beginning this week in the Czech Republic. At this GNOME-focused open-source event, the developers will be joined by Intel Wayland developers as they plot their eventual departure from the X.Org Server.
Video hardware acceleration is being worked on for WebKitGTK+ with composited video support.
ModemManager, the network modem component for NetworkManager, has finally seen its 1.0 stable release. ModemManager 1.0 brings with it many new features including a new tool and support for QMI and MBIM devices.
Version 1.1.1 of GStreamer Core and Plugins have been released, which provide new features and plug-ins for this important open-source multimedia framework.
Many user-facing features coming to the GNOME 3.10 desktop are starting to see the light of day. Here's some of them.
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