Following last week's release of GNOME 3.16, the initial builds of the GNOME SDK Runtime are now available for those wishing to experiment with their new fully-sandboxed Linux app tech and other new app runtime abilities.
Matthias Clasen just sent out the official release announcement for GNOME 3.16 a few minutes ago. Based upon my testing of the GNOME 3.16 development packages thus far, I'm very confident in calling it their best desktop release yet!
For making its desktop more accessible to users, GNOME 3.16 has improvements when it comes to its high contrast theme with the shell and toolkit both having received accessibility improvements this cycle.
The Epiphany open-source web-browser has benefited from a number of changes ahead of tomorrow's GNOME 3.16 release.
The final v3.16.0 releases of the GNOME Shell and Mutter window manager are available this Monday afternoon.
Another GNOME 3.16 package christened this morning for Wednesday's release is WebKitGTK+ 2.8.0.
It's GNOME 3.16 week! Matthias Clasen checked in the important GTK+ 3.16.0 package prior to the deadline tonight.
Frederic Peters on the behalf of the GNOME release team announced the GNOME 3.15.92 release today, which serves as the release candidate ahead of the GNOME 3.16 official release at month's end.
GNOME Shell 3.15.92 was released today and among other minor enhancements it improves the GNOME classic theme.
Matthias Clasen has released the latest GTK+ 3.15 development release that's near final and about ready to be named GTK+ 3.16.
As part of the latest round of GNOME's Women Outreach Program, usability issues with GNOME were analyzed.
The ninth and latest round of GNOME's Outreach Program for Women (OPW) came to an end yesterday.
Last week I covered the new GNOME project of Nuntius, an effort to send tablet/smart-phone Android notifications to the GNOME desktop. There was a fair amount of interest in Nuntius, including many forum goers asking why they didn't use KDE-Connect, among other questions. Those questions have now been addressed.
The latest GNOME application to speak of that's entered development is Nuntius, a program to show your Android phone/tablet notifications directly on the GNOME desktop as part of its notification system.
For those in need of a new open-source music player, Foobnix is GPLv3-licensed, written in Python, and with its newest release has been ported to using the GTK3 tool-kit.
Besides releasing Mutter 3.15.91 on Wednesday, Florian Müllner also released an updated version of GNOME Shell for the imminent GNOME 3.15.91 release.
Florian Müllner released the latest GNOME Mutter window manager update in the road to this month's GNOME 3.16 debut. In particular, today's Mutter 3.15.91 release has some prominent Wayland fixes.
Emmanuele Bassi of GNOME has released version 1.21.6 of Clutter, the latest development version of this toolkit used by GNOME and other projects.
A new development release of GNOME's GTK+ tool-kit is now available ahead of next month's official GNOME 3.16 release.
Over the past few months on Phoronix have been dozens of articles concerning the state of GNOME 3.16. For those wanting a visual walkthrough of the GNOME 3.16 changes, Matthias Clasen has provided a nice screenshot overview.
With the just-released GNOME 3.16 Beta there's a switch to use Wayland by default for the GDM log-in screen. For those wondering what this means to those using binary blob graphics drivers on your systems or in cases where Wayland isn't working, fear not.
Matthias Clasen has announced the release of GNOME 3.15.90, the GNOME 3.16 Beta, that's coming out slightly delayed but still in time for some weekend testing.
For those wishing to experiment with the latest Wayland technologies, short of running the Weston compositor, the bleeding-edge development GNOME stack continues to serve as an excellent alternative with quickly adopting support for new functionality.
The GNOME-aligned open-source crew working on sandboxing Linux applications has made progress and they do have their first application sandboxed.
With the upcoming GNOME 3.16 release and its GTK+ 3.16 tool-kit there is native OpenGL support and a new GTKGLArea widget.
At the beginning of this month I wrote how I switched back to Fedora Linux on my main system to replace Ubuntu and also wrote about changes I made when installing Fedora 21 on my main system, a new ThinkPad ultrabook with Broadwell processor. There's three small things that annoy me the most though about using GNOME 3.x.
While Unity 8 is written in Qt5, GTK+ is still very important to Ubuntu even with their ongoing transition from running the desktop on an X.Org Server to instead using their own Mir display server technology within the next year on the desktop. Landing today in GTK+ Git ahead of GNOME 3.16 is a number of Mir back-end improvements.
The Outreach Program for Women (OPW) by GNOME has now been renamed to Outreachy.
With the GNOME 3.16 series, Mutter uses GTK+ for drawing all window decorations regardless of using client-side decorations, and there's also many other GTK+ improvements.
Version 0.21 of the widely-used, GUI-based GNOME Partition Editor is now available.
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