GNOME Shell + Mutter See Big Last Minute Improvements With The GNOME 3.36 Beta
The GNOME 3.35.90 milestone also marks the UI freeze and feature freeze, so it's been a last minute dash getting changes prepared for GNOME 3.36, which is due for release on 11 March.
With GNOME Shell 3.35.90 there is:
- Updating the default favorite apps list with changing Rhythmbox to GNOME Music, Shotwell to GNOME Photos, removing Evolution, adding GNOME Calendar, and adding Geary.
- Adding a new Blur shader to the Shell.
- Various changes to the scrolling and swiping gestures.
- Various theme changes.
- Improved GNOME Weather integration.
- New system dialog design.
- An issue with the GStreamer pipeline causing a large memory leak with the built-in screen recording that happens with VP9. So instead, VP8 is restored as the previous default.
- Support for running perf-tool as Wayland compositor.
- A wide variety of bug fixes and code clean-ups.
GNOME Shell is available from GitLab.
Mutter 3.35.90 meanwhile brings:
- A Zero-copy path for GPU-less secondary GPUs. This should further improve GNOME's performance with hardware like the DisplayLink dock.
- Support for per-monitor work areas.
- Various memory leak fixes.
- Fixes for visual glitches with offscreen effects.
- Fixing XWayland window shadows during window resizes.
More details on Mutter's Gitlab.