GNOME 3.29.90 Out Ahead Of Next Month's GNOME 3.30 Release

Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 2 August 2018 at 07:09 PM EDT. 15 Comments
The GNOME 3.30 Release Candidate (v3.29.90) is now available that also marks the UI, API, and feature freezes for this next desktop environment update debuting in September.

GNOME 3.29.90 has a lot of last minute changes for squeezing into the GNOME 3.30 milestone including:

- A revamped UI for the Evince document viewer.

- Restored App Menu support in GNOME File Roller.

- GJS for GNOME JavaScript now depends upon SpiderMonkey 60 and with that comes support for various JS features.

- New backgrounds in GNOME.

- Night Light integration in GNOME Calendar.

- GNOME Initial Setup has restored behavior for allowing weak passwords at user creation time.

- GNOME Initial Setup also now has Meson build system support.

- Librsvg has continued converting more C code to Rust along with various code optimizations.

- Flatpak improvements in Nautilus.

- Various other enhancements to the Nautilus file manager usability.

- Vala re-introduces POSIX profile support and various other enhancements.

- Various GNOME Shell and Mutter improvements.

The release announcement for GNOME 3.29.90 can be read on the mailing list.
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