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Wayland Still To Be A "Tech Preview" In GNOME 3.12

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.

28 February 2014 - GNOME 3.12 - Add A Comment
GStreamer 1.4 Will Be Bringing Many New Features

GStreamer 1.4 is under heavy development ahead of its next release that's due out in March or April. Here's a look at some of the new features coming to this open-source multimedia framework relied upon by many Linux desktop applications. Among the best additions to GStreamer 1.4 is support for H.265, VP9, and Daala. Wayland is also now supported.

10 February 2014 - GStreamer 1.4 - 2 Comments
Epiphany, WebKitGTK+ Make Use Of Multiple Web Processes

WebKitGTK+ in its latest development form has a new multiple web process model that allows spawning one process per web view. With GNOME's version of WebKit having this feature, the Epiphany web-browser is already making use of the new API.

5 February 2014 - Multi Web Process - Add A Comment
Mutter-Wayland Gains Full Support For Sub-Surfaces

Wayland had sub-surfaces support added to its core protocol a few months back and it enhances several common desktop use-cases. We've seen GNOME's Mutter-Wayland component gain initial sub-surfaces support and now with the recent Wayland 1.4 release it supports sub-surfaces full-on.

5 February 2014 - Mutter Wayland 3.11.5 - 1 Comment
GNOME Videos (Totem) Gets Overhauled

The next-generation version of GNOME Videos is starting to take shape and become usable for GNOME fans. GNOME Videos looks much better than Totem from the GNOME 2.x days.

5 February 2014 - GNOME Videos - 13 Comments
Clutter's Cogl Relicensed To Be More Permissive

An effort led by Intel Linux developers has resulted in Cogl being made availablw now under the MIT license instead of the LGPL. Cogl is the GNOME/Clutter project that provides a low-level OpenGL abstraction library.

15 January 2014 - Cogl OpenGL - 19 Comments
Gedit For GNOME 3.12 Receives Brand New UI

Gedit 3.11.2 has been released as the latest development version of GNOME's text editor in the lead-up to the GNOME 3.12 release in March. This latest version of Gedit brings a brand new user-interface to better interface with GNOME 3's human interface guidelines.

13 January 2014 - Gedit 3.11.2 - 89 Comments
GNOME Ended 2013 With 46k Open Bug Reports

While Linus's Law says "given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow", the GNOME project ended out 2013 with more than 46,000 open bugs. Here's some statistics out of the GNOME camp about the bugs and patch flow for 2013.

10 January 2014 - GNOME Bug Stats - 99 Comments

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