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GNOME 3.8 Release Candidate Now Available

GNOME 3.7.92 has been released, a.k.a. the release candidate for GNOME 3.8.
21 March 2013 - GNOME 3.8 - 58 Comments

GTK+ Support Merged For Wayland CSD

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.
17 March 2013 - Wayland GTK+ - 24 Comments

GNOME Will Move Full-Speed With Wayland Support

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!
13 March 2013 - GNOME Wayland - 140 Comments

Miguel de Icaza Leaves Linux For Apple OS X

Miguel de Icaza, well known the GNOME project founder and leader of the Mono camp, has left Linux for OS X.
5 March 2013 - Miguel - 152 Comments

MonoDevelop vs. Xamarin Studio IDEs

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.
21 February 2013 - MonoDevelop - 161 Comments

NetworkManager Now Supports Bridging, AP-Mode Hotspot

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.
20 February 2013 - NetworkManager 0.9.8 - 10 Comments

Vincent Untz Goes Over The Direction Of GNOME

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.
9 February 2013 - Video - 96 Comments

GNOME Wants To Sandbox Applications Too

As another item that was discussed last week in Brussels during the GNOME Developer Hackfest is sandboxing of GNOME applications. GNOME developers already decided they want applications written in JavaScript but as another security measure they want to begin sandboxing applications.
6 February 2013 - GNOME Sandboxing - 13 Comments

GNOME To Use JavaScript For New User Programs

At the GNOME Developer Experience Hackfest last week in Brussels, GNOME developers decided to recommend JavaScript as the new language for writing GNOME applications.
4 February 2013 - GNOME JavaScript - 55 Comments

Power Management To See Changes In GNOME 3.8

The GNOME 3.8 release will make several user-facing changes concerning how power management is dealt with for the open-source desktop environment.
1 February 2013 - GNOME 3.8 - 28 Comments

Lennart Poettering Takes To Battling Systemd Myths

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.
26 January 2013 - Systemd Myths - 83 Comments

GNOME 3.8 Is Moving Along On Its New Features

Matthias Clasen has issued an update today concerning the progress of new features for the upcoming release of GNOME 3.8.
22 January 2013 - GNOME 3.8 Update - 15 Comments

Direction Of GNOME To Be Discussed Next Month

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.
18 January 2013 - FOSDEM Talk - 59 Comments

Consort Desktop: A New Fork Of GNOME Classic

The Debian-powered SolusOS Linux distribution has forked GNOME Classic into the Consort Desktop Environment.
17 January 2013 - Consort Desktop - 32 Comments

Features Being Planned For HTML5 GTK+

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.
30 December 2012 - TODO List - 22 Comments

Views Expressed Over The Health Of GTK+

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.
29 December 2012 - GTK+ Healthcheck - 24 Comments

Last Call To Provide GNOME With Useful Feedback

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.
12 December 2012 - Last Call - 11 Comments

You Still Have A Chance To Share Your Thoughts On GNOME

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.
2 December 2012 - GNOME Survey - 10 Comments

Avoiding Frame Jitter With GNOME's Mutter, Weston

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.
30 November 2012 - Frame Jittering - 13 Comments

Ekiga 4.0 VoIP Program Adds In Many Features

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.
27 November 2012 - Ekiga 4.0 - 2 Comments

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