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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

GNOME 3.7.2 Kills The GNOME Fallback Mode

The GNOME 3.7.2 development release was made available today. The two major changes with this latest GNOME 3.8 pre-release is the elimination of the GNOME Fallback (non-Shell) mode and now depending exclusively upon GStreamer 1.0.
26 November 2012 - GNOME Fallback Mode - 36 Comments

GNOME 3.x Will Bring Back Some GNOME 2 Features

Earlier this month it was decided that GNOME 3.8 would get rid of the GNOME Shell Fallback mode used for running the desktop environment in a way similar to the GNOME 2 "classic" environment while also not requiring any 3D GPU/driver configuration. Earlier today there was basically a call for forking the GNOME Classic/Fallback code so it could live on, but now it's been announced that some of the user-interface/experience elements will be brought to the GNOME 3.x world in a manner that's more easy for users to optionally enable.
21 November 2012 - Users Rejoice! - 89 Comments

Calling For A Fork Of GNOME 3's Fallback/Panel Mode

GNOME's Vincent Untz has written about the recent decision to remove the GNOME3 fall-back mode with the forthcoming GNOME 3.8 release. He thinks the situation will improve but he basically calls for the community to fork and maintain the GNOME fall-back (gnome-panel, Metacity, etc) components assuming there is enough interest.
21 November 2012 - GNOME 3.x - 8 Comments

The 2012 GNOME User Survey Begins, Take It Now

It's time for the annual GNOME User Survey to solicit feedback from Linux desktop users about their views on the GNOME desktop, preferences about Linux desktop features, and other topics. Please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey.
15 November 2012 - GNOME 2012 - 64 Comments

Features Coming In For The GNOME 3.8 Desktop

While many GNOME Linux users are upset over GNOME 3.8 dropping its fallback mode, this next release of the GNOME desktop environment is set to offer a number of new features.
12 November 2012 - GNOME 3.8 - 48 Comments

GNOME 3.8 Is Dropping Its Fallback Mode

Matthias Clasen on the behalf of the GNOME Release Team has announced that they have decided to eliminate GNOME's "fallback mode" with the upcoming 3.8 release that allowed a "GNOME classic" mode that didn't depend upon OpenGL/3D rendering and was more like the GNOME2 traitional desktop.
9 November 2012 - GNOME 3.8 Canning - 91 Comments

Linux Desktops Described In Terms Of Beer

With GNOME starting the GBeers initiative, for the weekend I couldn't help but to think about what beer pairings I would do if needing to match the popular Linux desktops with beer.
13 October 2012 - Beer! - 11 Comments

Ubuntu To Consider Ridding GNOME Fallback Code

Later this month in Copenhagen at the developer summit for Ubuntu 13.04, getting rid of the GNOME fallback code is a likely discussion item.
12 October 2012 - Ubuntu - 30 Comments

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