GNOME 3.10 brought initial work on HiDPI support -- displays with very high pixel densities -- and that support improved greatly with GNOME 3.12. Most of that work up to now has been about supporting HiDPI displays under the X.Org Server, but now for GNOME 3.14 there's basic HiDPI support for Mutter on Wayland.
Yesterday the GTK+ gestures support branch was merged but besides that basic gestures support within the GNOME tool-kit, there's also many other features and improvements on the agenda for GTK+ developers.
GNOME's tool-kit has merged its big "gestures" branch.
Based off gtkparasite, GtkInspector is a new debugging/inspection component for widgets within GTK3 applications that has now landed in the mainline code-base.
The GNOME Outreach Program for Women recently came under fire after finding out it was a big contributor to the GNOME Foundation running short on money, due to administering the program, fronting the associated costs, etc. We've already covered the 2014 Google Summer of Code projects so in this article we're taking a look at what the new GNOME women developers are getting done the next few months.
The system-wide Wayland change has been approved for the Fedora 21 release that will occur later this year.
With the GNOME 3.12 release, GNOME is one of the Linux desktop environments to best support HiDPI displays such as what's found on the Retina MacBook Pro, the ASUS Zenbook, and other laptops/ultrabooks and monitors. This HiDPI support has been under an X11/X.Org-based environment, but now there's similar treatment under Wayland.
Graphene is a new "thin layer" canvas library to access various graphics data types.
The first development release of GNOME 3.14, which will ultimately become GNOME 3.14, has been released.
The first development packages for GNOME 3.13.1 in the road to GNOME 3.14 have been released.
The GStreamer 1.4 release that will happen in a few weeks time is officially making OpenGL a "first class citizen" and can be used by all platforms / operating systems supporting this open-source multimedia framework.
While GNOME has been riding high lately with driving the development of its Wayland-based compositor and being the first major desktop getting there natively for most of its applications, and the overall work on the recent GNOME 3.12 release being fairly exciting, on the foundation side they are running into a budget shortfall and funds are becoming very tight within the GNOME Foundation.
The GNOME EasyTAG application is a simple, open-source way for editing audio tags within popular audio file formats. The much-revamped EasyTAG 2.2.0 is now available.
We've been waiting for it and today the Transmageddon 1.0 release finally took place for the open-source audio/video transcoder application.
The GNOME 3.13 series is now open for new developments in the lead-up to the GNOME 3.14 stable desktop release in September of 2014.
As expected, GNOME 3.12 was officially released this morning.
GNOME 3.12 is gearing up to be released tomorrow, so here's a recap of features to look forward to with this next major GNOME desktop update.
GNOME Software, the "app store" for managing software installed on the system using PackageKit/AppData, has seen many improvements and features for GNOME 3.12.
California is a new GNOME 3 app that's a feature-rich calendar and developed by Yorba, the organization behind the popular Geary, Shotwell, and other projects.
Version 1.18 of the Clutter tool-kit has been released ahead of this month's GNOME 3.12 debut. Clutter 1.18 brings with it some prominent changes.
One of the GNOME 3.12 features not yet talked about on Phoronix is the new gnome-initial-setup for easy first-run configuration options of the GNOME desktop.
As a quick update to the HiDPI support on top of yesterday's article about GNOME Shell 3.12 getting last minute HiDPI improvements, more work has landed today for supporting high-resolution Retina displays within this next GNOME desktop environment update.
One of the user-facing features of GNOME 3.12 is GNOME Shell's HiDPI support, but last minute issues regarding HiDPI are still being resolved.
Upstream NetworkManager now has support for the Virtual Extensible LAN.
GTK+ 3.11.8 was released this morning as the latest version of the in-development GTK tool-kit for the upcoming GNOME 3.12 release.
GNOME's Epiphany web-browser already received some major improvements during the 3.12 development cycle but the work isn't quite over yet.
A new feature that's landed for GNOME 3.12 is GTK+ now supporting Google's CloudPrint service.
While a lot of headway has been made during the GNOME 3.10 and 3.12 development cycles for allowing the GNOME Shell and rest of the desktop run natively on Wayland without a hard dependency on X11, it was decided that enabling the Wayland support by default will not happen now until at least GNOME 3.14. GNOME 3.12 will still work as a very reasonable Wayland tech preview, but there's some unfinished tasks to be addressed.
GNOME's Meld application has finally been ported to the GTK+ 3 tool-kit along with other updated GNOME 3 technologies like GSettings.
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