Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

GNOME 3.36 Pegged For Release On 11 March, More Stable Point Releases Come To GNOME

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • GNOME 3.36 Pegged For Release On 11 March, More Stable Point Releases Come To GNOME

    Phoronix: GNOME 3.36 Pegged For Release On 11 March, More Stable Point Releases Come To GNOME

    With the big GNOME 3.34 release coming out this week, the GNOME 3.36 release schedule has now been published...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...lease-Schedule

  • Vistaus
    replied
    Originally posted by jacob View Post

    That the implementation is crap doesn't mean that it "doesn't make sense". GNOME is a desktop interface, not a mobile phone interface, and desktop icons must be front and centre otherwise it's not really usable.
    What does that even mean? Almost all mobile phones have desktop icons too (Android, iOS kind of, Ubuntu Touch, etc.). Hell, even my backup phone, a 2007 Motorola Razr V6 Maxx SE (which isn't even a smartphone!), has desktop icons.

    Leave a comment:


  • 144Hz
    replied
    Downstreams and users into extensions gonna love this
    https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome...ge_requests/96

    Leave a comment:


  • jacob
    replied
    Originally posted by Britoid View Post

    Desktop icons don't really make sense under GNOME anyway.

    The desktop icons extension is infamous for crashing the shell, leaking memory worse than a 5 day old nappy and causing the shell to run like dog crap. Which is probably why Ubuntu ships it.
    That the implementation is crap doesn't mean that it "doesn't make sense". GNOME is a desktop interface, not a mobile phone interface, and desktop icons must be front and centre otherwise it's not really usable.

    Leave a comment:


  • Britoid
    replied
    Originally posted by jacob View Post

    It's buggy, often it's not possible to empty the trash.
    Drag & drop between the desktop and applications doesn't work, at least not consistently. This includes Nautilus windows.
    Mounted volumes (USB etc.) don't appear on the desktop.

    NB: this is all in Wayland sessions. Maybe it behaves better under X11, that I don't know.
    Desktop icons don't really make sense under GNOME anyway.

    The desktop icons extension is infamous for crashing the shell, leaking memory worse than a 5 day old nappy and causing the shell to run like dog crap. Which is probably why Ubuntu ships it.

    Leave a comment:


  • 144Hz
    replied
    tildearrow Yeah those as well. GNOME got many kinds of downstreams now because they are more than a desktop environment.

    GNOME do GTK and a very mature flatpak runtime. They also happen to influence wayland very much (shared code and mindset). Even themers like Yaru now consider Adwaita to be upstream..

    Here’s a nice blog from Elementary spelling the future. Sounds like a happy downstream
    https://blog.elementary.io/elementary-at-guadec-2019/


    Leave a comment:


  • jacob
    replied
    Originally posted by franglais125 View Post

    As someone who hasn't used the extension for desktop icons, what are the shortcomings at the moment?
    It's buggy, often it's not possible to empty the trash.
    Drag & drop between the desktop and applications doesn't work, at least not consistently. This includes Nautilus windows.
    Mounted volumes (USB etc.) don't appear on the desktop.

    NB: this is all in Wayland sessions. Maybe it behaves better under X11, that I don't know.

    Leave a comment:


  • Anvil
    replied
    on the road to Gnome4 ? with these point releases , GTK4 an Gnome4? possible IMO

    Leave a comment:


  • tildearrow
    replied
    Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
    tildearrow All of them basically.
    I meant, like did you mean desktop environments?

    Leave a comment:


  • franglais125
    replied
    Originally posted by jacob View Post
    If I can have a dream, I wish the desktop icons support was finally completely fixed in 3.36. By this I mean 100%. feature complete and stable to be at long last on par with the old versions of Nautilus that managed desktop icons themselves.
    As someone who hasn't used the extension for desktop icons, what are the shortcomings at the moment?

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X