The Ubuntu GNOME distribution that packages up the latest GNOME Shell 3 desktop environment atop Ubuntu Linux is already conceding they are low on resources and might be incapable of doing a 14.04 LTS release come next spring.
New development releases of the Mutter window manager and GNOME Shell are out this week for GNOME's 3.11.3 development milestone.
The latest development version of WebKitGTK+ 2.3.3 is now available and it comes with several enhancements and new features.
Matthias Clasen has tagged the latest development version of the GTK3 tool-kit. As has been common to GTK+ 3.10 and 3.11 development series, this newest version continues with Wayland improvements.
While NetworkManager already has great integration with the GNOME and KDE desktops and there are command-line interfaces to this open-source network management program, there's now a new curses-based interface.
GNOME applications are seeing greater integration support with Facebook in the GNOME 3.12 development cycle.
GNOME 3.12 is looking exciting because of continued Wayland improvements and other desktop work, but we've now found out that the GNOME Terminal is receiving some love in the GNOME 3.12 cycle.
GParted 0.17.0 was released today and its key feature is support for online resizing of file-systems along with other bug fixes and updates.
At the recent GStreamer Conference 2013 there was a presentation on "Taking Gstreamer to the Next Level" and in there some interesting features were brought up.
The GStreamer Conference 2013 videos and slides are now available online for anyone curious about GStreamer and OpenGL, Linux multimedia enhancements coming, the Opus and Daala free codecs, PulseAudio, and other open-source media topics.
GStreamer 1.4 will be packing new end-user features when it's introduced next year. Landing in Git already for the GStreamer 1.3 development series are already a few exciting additions.
GNOME 3.10 brought support for client-side decorations and with CSD comes a new set of changes to the GTK+ themes. Here's some information from Matthias Clasen should you be a GNOME user and impacted by the changes.
The GNOME 3.11.2 development release made it out a few days ago and with it comes many new features as developers work towards the stable GNOME 3.12 release in March.
The GStreamer plug-ins for handling VA-API video encoding and decoding have been updated to support new features and capabilities.
Snappy is an open-source movie player that has become part of the GNOME project and is powered by GStreamer and features a user-interface written in Clutter. The project has been around for a while but releases are rare, except for a new update this week.
Mutter Wayland has been updated for the forthcoming development release of GNOME 3.11.2. The main feature with this Mutter Wayland update is support for Wayland sub-surfaces.
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.
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