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.
The latest GTK+ tool-kit code in development for GNOME 3.12 brings a new GtkPopovers widget.
GTK's Quartz back-end saw some new activity yesterday to benefit GTK applications running on OS X.
GNOME fans running Ubuntu Linux can rejoice that GNOME Shell 3.10 has made it for the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release.
Updates to GNOME Shell and Mutter have been released for this week's GNOME 3.11.4 development build in the road to GNOME 3.12.
GTK+ 3.11.4 was checked in this week for the debut of GNOME 3.11.4. This latest GTK update brings various tool-kit improvements, but no corrections to what some say is the biggest problem with GTK.
An effort led by Intel Linux developers has resulted in Cogl being made availablw now under the MIT license instead of the LGPL. Cogl is the GNOME/Clutter project that provides a low-level OpenGL abstraction library.
Gedit 3.11.2 has been released as the latest development version of GNOME's text editor in the lead-up to the GNOME 3.12 release in March. This latest version of Gedit brings a brand new user-interface to better interface with GNOME 3's human interface guidelines.
Matthias Clasen landed a few client-side decoration improvements on Sunday night for the GTK tool-kit.
While Linus's Law says "given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow", the GNOME project ended out 2013 with more than 46,000 open bugs. Here's some statistics out of the GNOME camp about the bugs and patch flow for 2013.
GitG v0.3.1 has been announced as their first release under the code's major rewrite.
The Zeigeist framework that is responsible for much of the logging responsibilities in the GNOME world and powers the GNOME Activity Journal is finally nearing version 1.0. The 1.0 milestone comes after landing a number of improvements recently and after nearly a half-decade of development work.
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.
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