GNOME developers and others in the free software ecosystem continue working on Meson, a promising next-gen build system that's superior to the commonly-used Autotools.
The first release candidate to NetworkManager 1.4 feature update is now available for testing.
There are at least two exciting Linux/open-source birthdays to celebrate this week.
Running this weekend in Karlsruhe, Germany was the 2016 GUADEC conference -- GNOME's annual big event. It looked like it was another excellent event and the videos are now available.
The latest feature to land in the GIMP 2.9 development code for the much anticipated GIMP 2.10 milestone is support for WebP image files.
Pitivi 0.97 was released today as the newest development release of this open-source non-linear video editing software followed quickly by a 0.97.1 point release just for a fix to show the correct version string.
Flatpak 0.6.8 was released this weekend as the newest feature release of this GNOME sandboxing tech formerly known as XDG-App.
The GNOME Maps program has seen update in the GNOME 3.14/3.16/3.18/3.20/3.21 series with new releases to change its tiling provider so that the mapping program will work once again.
GIMP core developer Jehan Pagès has written a blog post about the recent work done on GIMP 2.9.4 as well as a look at its future.
GNOME 3.21.4 was announced today as the latest development release of this desktop environment leading up to September's release of GNOME 3.22.
Various GNOME software components were checked in today in preparation for this week's GNOME 3.21.4 development release.
A ton of patches hit GNOME's Mutter this morning by Jonas Ådahl as he's been working towards multi DPI rendering and other improvements by drawing monitor contents to individual frame-buffers.
As part of Google Summer of Code, improved extraction support for compressed files is being worked on for the Nautilus file manager.
Red Hat's Jonas Ådahl has shared work being done to the GTK+ toolkit for avoiding global window positions for tooltips/menus/popovers and instead refactor it down to GDK and allow relative positioning.
GIMP 2.9.4 was tagged this afternoon as the newest development version of this popular open-source image manipulation program.
GStreamer core, gst-plugins-base, gst-plugins-good, gst-plugins-ugly, gst-plugins-bad, gst-libav, gst-rtsp-server, gst-python, gst-editing-services, gst-validate, gstreamer-vaapi, and gst-omx now have out their first 1.9 unstable series releases.
There's a new blog post concerning the state of Flatpak (formerly XDG-App) integration in the GNOME Software app/software store/center.
GNOME developer Emmanuele Bassi has shared the latest work he's been doing on GSK -- the GTK Scene Kit and the much anticipated improvements it will bring.
Pitivi 0.96 has been released as the first major update to this GNOME-aligned open-source video editor since the v0.95 release last November.
Coinciding with today's release of Fedora 24 is the official debut of Flatpak, formerly known as XDG-App.
This past week the GTK+ road-map was updated during the GTK hackfest with more plans for the future, on top of their new vision for GTK+ 4.0 and beyond.
Coming out yesterday from the start of GNOME's latest GTK+ hackfest were details on GTK+ 4.0 and future releases whereby they would change how they enforce API stability and how frequently they do major stable releases of the toolkit.
At a GTK+ hackfest this week the developers have come up with a new plan for delivering major releases of the GTK+ tool-kit every two years, e.g. GTK4, GTK5, GTK6, etc.
Matthias Clasen, well known Fedora / GNOME contributor at Red Hat, has written a blog post about the ongoing modularity work in the Linux desktop realm.
If all goes well, the GNOME 3.22 release due out in September will feature a new Control Center user-interface.
GNOME 3.21.2 was released this morning as the latest development version of the desktop leading up to September's release of GNOME 3.22.
GNOME Games 3.21.2 was released this weekend as the newest version of this GNOME desktop application for managing your video games collection.
For the past number of months GNOME developers have been working on XDG-App as their sandboxing mechanism for desktop applications built atop Linux standards. XDG-App is now no more but say hello to Flatpak.
Frederic Peters announced the release today of GNOME 3.20.2 as the second and last planned point release for the GNOME 3.20 series.
At various points in GNOME's history the Nautilus file manager has been less than maintained, but these days the situation is much brighter.
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