GNOME News Archives
The Effect Of Desktop Effects On Graphics Performance

Earlier this month I published an article with benchmarks of the Gaming/Graphics Performance On Unity, GNOME, KDE, Xfce. Now, however, there's a much larger comparison, including results from OpenBox, Lubuntu, GNOME classic, and other desktop alternatives.

29 February 2012 - Graphics - 18 Comments
Using An OpenCL Kernel In GStreamer

There's now a GStreamer plug-in to utilize OpenCL within this popular Linux video framework so that an OpenCL kernel can be applied against a video stream.

2 February 2012 - OpenCL - 7 Comments
Bringing Ubuntu (GNOME) Classic To 12.04 LTS?

A discussion for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has been ignited about bringing back an "Ubuntu Classic" option that would attempt to mimic the old GNOME 2.x experience. Meanwhile in the Fedora camp there is a discussion about a Unity desktop port to their distribution.

26 January 2012 - Maybe? - 6 Comments
Cinnamon Fork Of GNOME Shell Is Tasty At v1.2

Cinnamon, the fork of the GNOME 3.x Shell by Linux Mint developers to make it more like the GNOME2 desktop, is now at version 1.2. This latest stable, major release does bring some tasty changes.

24 January 2012 - Like The Old GNOME2 - 7 Comments
GNOME Is Still A Ways Off From 10% Goal

For those that don't remember, the GNOME project had a goal of a 10% global desktop share by 2010, this was their "10x10" goal. Two years later, they're still a long way off.

1 January 2012 - 10x10 - 74 Comments
Cinnamon: Making The GNOME Shell Like GNOME2

Developers behind the Linux Mint project have forked the GNOME Shell into a new project they currently refer to as Cinnamon. The goal of this GNOME Shell fork is to morph the modern GNOME desktop into one that's more like GNOME 2.x.

21 December 2011 - GNOME Shell Fork - 21 Comments
Clutter 1.10 Tool-Kit Begins To Take Shape

Among the interesting package updates for the latest GNOME 3.3/3.4 development update are some of the changes to Clutter and Cogl (the Clutter OpenGL component) in preparation for their version 1.10 releases.

28 November 2011 - New Version - Add A Comment
Mutter, GTK+ Advance For GNOME 3.4

There's new releases of GTK+ and Mutter, both of which bring new features. The releases are GTK+ 3.3.4 and Mutter 3.3.2, which are development versions in the road to GNOME 3.4.

22 November 2011 - New Releases - 21 Comments
NetworkManager Manages Some Enhancements

Dan Williams is announcing the release of NetworkManager 0.9.2, which is coming shortly after the release of NetworkManager 0.8.6. Dan also notes several interesting features in the pipeline for NetworkManager 0.9.4.

10 November 2011 - New Network Manager - 20 Comments
GNOME Shell Works Without GPU Driver Support

As reported on Thursday, GNOME Shell / Mutter no longer requires OpenGL-accelerated hardware drivers. It's possible to run this GNOME3 desktop with a software back-end via Gallium3D's LLVMpipe.

6 November 2011 - It Works - 16 Comments
GNOME 3.2.1 Brings A Bunch Of Bug Fixes

The first point release to the Oktoberfest-christened GNOME 3.2 was released today. Like usual, this GNOME update (v3.2.1) just brings translation updates and bug-fixes. There's also some "tiny improvements" but nothing major.

20 October 2011 - Point Release - Add A Comment
The Farstream A/V Conferencing Framework

Farsight, the GStreamer-based audio/video conferencing framework that's used by MeeGo, Pidgin, Empathy, aMSN, and former Nokia phones is now known as the Farstream project.

18 October 2011 - Formerly Farsight 2 - 1 Comment
It's Easy To Guess What Angers GNOME Users

The 2011 GNOME User Survey, an end-user survey that was assembled by independent GNOME users and hosted on Phoronix, began less than 24 hours ago and we're already approaching 2,000 submissions. There's still one month to go, and from these submission so far when simply dumping the comments it amounts to about 148 pages. However, it's not hard to guess what most of these comments are about when it comes to the GNOME desktop.

18 October 2011 - The GNOME Survey - 200 Comments
GNOME 3.2 Officially Released

For those not busy at Oktoberfest this week or elsewhere, GNOME 3.2 is now available for those wishing to try out the latest GNOME desktop packages.

29 September 2011 - It's Out! - 26 Comments
GTK+ 3.2 Is Gold With Wayland, HTML5, Etc

With the official release of GNOME 3.2 coming later in the week, Red Hat's Matthias Clasen has christened the official version of the GTK+ 3.2 tool-kit. GTK+ 3.2 brings several interesting features since the inaugural GTK+3 release earlier in the year.

26 September 2011 - New Features - 8 Comments
GNOME 3.2 Release Is One Step Away

The GNOME 3.2 release is imminent, but there's one last step before going gold: testing out the release candidate. The release candidate of this desktop environment's 3.2 release is now available for everyone to test.

22 September 2011 - New Release - 3 Comments
Web Applications Come To GNOME 3.2

Besides the already talked about features of GNOME 3.2, one of the features that hasn't received much attention (aside from at the Berlin Linux Desktop Summit) until now with the GNOME 3.2 Beta is the web applications support in this next major update to the GNOME desktop.

2 September 2011 - GNOME Desktop - 27 Comments
Important GNOME Shell, Mutter Updates

Owen Taylor announced a new version of the GNOME Shell and Mutter releases this afternoon for what will be incorporated into the GNOME 3.2 desktop. While it's late in the development cycle with the final GNOME 3.2 release coming next month and the beta release being set for Wednesday, the Mutter 3.1.90 carries two important changes along with prominent changes to the GNOME Shell.

29 August 2011 - Changes - 3 Comments
NetworkManager 0.9 Release Brings Networking Fun

NetworkManager 0.8 was released at the beginning of the year and then NetworkManager 0.9 was planned for release in March, but its release didn't finally take place until yesterday. NetworkManager 0.9 is a huge release that breaks both the API and ABI compared to the previous NetworkManager release.

24 August 2011 - NetworkManager - 9 Comments

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