With the first GNOME 3.10 development release due this week, the first GNOME 3.10 development snapshots (v3.9.1) of the GNOME Shell desktop and Mutter compositing window manager were checked in.
Developers behind the GParted utility, the popular open-source program for managing Linux file-system partitions, released version 0.16.
At a recent GTK+ "hackfest" in Cambridge, some features heading into the GTK+ 3.10 tool-kit were worked on by a handful of GNOME developers.
A Clutter back-end for WebKitGTK+ is providing for hardware acceleration of some web content effects.
After being in development for the past two years, WebKitGTK+ 2.0.0 has been released and it defaults to their new WebKit2GTK+ API.
While the PHP-GTK project has basically been dead for years, to provide GTK2 bindings to the PHP programming language, there have been several other projects worked on in more recent times to advance the GNOME support for the PHP programming language.
The lightweight GTK+ web-browser Midori has seen its v0.5.0 release. Midori 0.5.0 offers up new features for those using this WebKit-powered browser, but more features are on the horizon.
The MATE fork of the GNOME 2.x Desktop has now been upped to version 1.6 with some new features for vintage Linux desktop users.
The GNOME 3.8 Shell, Mutter, GTK+, and other 3.8 components of the GNOME Project were released on Wednesday.
GTK+ 3.8.0 has been released ahead of this week's GNOME 3.8 desktop release. GTK+ 3.8 supports the Wayland 1.0 protocol, provides Broadway HTML5 server advancements, performance improvements, and much more.
GNOME 3.7.92 has been released, a.k.a. the release candidate for GNOME 3.8.
For a fair amount of time now there's been work on client side decorations for Wayland so that the Weston compositor with GTK+ can do the window decorations on the client-side rather than server-side as done with the X.Org Server. That work has now been merged to master.
We already know that KDE developers aren't fond of Mir, Canonical's display server for the Unity desktop not derived from X.Org and Wayland. KDE developers aren't happy about it, some Xfce developers have also expressed dissatisfaction with the recent Canonical changes, and now there's a GNOME response. What's GNOME doing about Mir? They're laying out plans right now to move hard and fast with Wayland support!
Miguel de Icaza, well known the GNOME project founder and leader of the Mono camp, has left Linux for OS X.
In writing yesterday about Xamarin 2.0 it wasn't clear the relation between the new Xamarin Studio integrated development environment and MonoDevelop IDE that Xamarin had been pushing up to this point for Mono development. Now there's some clarification out of the Cambridge company.
NetworkManager 0.9.8 was released today and while being called a "new stable bugfix release" it does introduce several new features for users of this Linux networking component.
Aside from all the Phoronix video recordings of the X.Org and Wine development rooms during the FOSDEM 2013 meeting last weekend in Brussels, Vincent Untz went over the direction of GNOME and whether the GNOME community has gone crazy.
The GNOME 3.8 release will make several user-facing changes concerning how power management is dealt with for the open-source desktop environment.
Lennart Poettering, the controversial open-source developer behind PulseAudio and systemd among other projects, has written a lengthy blog post as he attempts to battle some myths about his Linux init daemon.
Matthias Clasen has issued an update today concerning the progress of new features for the upcoming release of GNOME 3.8.
Vincent Untz will be speaking at FOSDEM early next month in Brussels to "clarify the directions the GNOME project is taking, and to explain the rationale for various decisions." He's hoping that after this Belgian conference people will better understand the course of the GNOME desktop and begin to rebuild trust in the project.
The Debian-powered SolusOS Linux distribution has forked GNOME Classic into the Consort Desktop Environment.
Earlier this week when multi-process support was added to the HTML5 back-end in GTK+, a TODO list was also created that hints at some of the features being looked at for the "Broadway" back-end.
After pessimistic views regarding the health of the GTK+ tool-kit project were recently shared on IRC, Alberto Ruiz took it upon himself to create some statistics about the development of this critical component to GNOME to show in fact things aren't entirely bleak.
It's your last chance to participate in the 2012 GNOME User Survey to provide the community and developers with feedback on the popular Linux desktop environment.
What do you think of the GNOME desktop and the recent changes? You have a chance to share your opinions on the GNOME free software project by participating in the 2012 GNOME User Survey.
Owen Taylor has written a new blog post about avoiding jitter in composited frame display. Owen -- along with help from Kristian Høgsberg -- made improvements to the algorithm for compositor frame timing as used by GNOME's Mutter compositing window manager and also Wayland's Weston.
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.
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