Richard Hughes announced today the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) for hardware vendors to be able to upload their firmware files -- thus making them redistributable to fwupd users (such as with Fedora 23+) assuming they comply with the AppStream specification.
Alexander Larsson has formally announced xdg-app today as the desktop app sandboxing system for GNOME environments.
While the current stable release of the F-Spot open-source photo manager is almost five years old, the software remains under development and a student participating in this year's Google Summer of Code is hoping to finish porting it to the GTK3 tool-kit.
The latest development release in the road to GNOME 3.18 is now available.
This week's GNOME 3.18 development update for the Mutter window manager brought X11 / Wayland clipboard interoperation so that the clipboard contents can be shared across Wayland and X11/X.Org clients. With the latest Git code, there's now drag-and-drop interoperation.
GNOME's Mutter window manager was updated to v3.17.2 today as the latest development version in the road to GNOME 3.18.
RandR 1.5 was firmed up a few days ago for X.Org Server 1.18. The lead features to RandR 1.5 are monitor objects and tile support.
GNOME 3.18 is under heavy development and already thus far this cycle we've seen GTK+ do away with Windows XP support and integrate other toolkit improvements along with other work like in-progress file manager improvements. Here's more of the GNOME 3.18 work items to get excited about.
The last planned point release in the GNOME 3.16 series is now available.
NetworkManager 1.0 was released after more than one decade of development at the end of 2014. Nearly six months later, the first point release to NetworkManager 1.0 is now available.
Javier Jardón announced the official release of GNOME 3.17.1 on Sunday, the development milestone leading up to GNOME 3.18.
GNOME 3.18 is shaping up to be another super exciting GNOME 3 update. Aside from GTK+ improvements, better Wayland support, and various other additions being worked on for GNOME 3.18, there's also significant improvements planned for the Nautilus file manager.
Outreachy, the program formerly known as GNOME OPW, has announced their selected participants who will be engaging with various open-source projects over the next few months.
The first GNOME GTK+ tool-kit update is now out there for the GNOME 3.17 development series that will culminate with the release of GNOME 3.18 in September.
One of the latest focuses of prolific free software developer Richard Hughes has been on fwupd, an open-source and easy way to update device firmware.
The popular GIMP image editing program continues in its quest of being ported to GTK3, but it's still not clear when it will be finished and merged to mainline.
While GNOME 3.16 was just released last month, changes coming ahead for GNOME 3.18 and particularly GTK+ 3.18 are quite exciting.
For users of the open-source Midori web-browser, a new release is available.
GNOME developers are busy working on the 3.17/3.18 series following last month's successful release of GNOME 3.16. As usual, developers are planning to have this next release out in late September.
With WiMAX not being too popular and other competing wireless standards taking over, NetworkManager is discontinuing its support for this technology.
The first point release to GNOME 3.16 was just officially released.
GNOME/GTK+ developers are finally preparing themselves to drop support for Microsoft Windows XP.
For those still living in the GNOME 2 days, the MATE Desktop 1.10 has arrived for Easter.
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.
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