GNOME's €1M Funding Is Help Advance Work On systemd-homed Home Encryption
Earlier this month the GNOME Foundation received €1M from the Sovereign Tech Fund to help modernize the GNOME platform and enhance tooling and accessibility. That's already paying off with new work underway around systemd-homed integration for home encryption and other features. Some of this week's highlights for GNOME include:
- Support was added to GNOME's AccountService for systemd-homed as part of the home encryption integration. This is their first step towards a nice user experience around home encryption.
- Drag and drop of folders will now work with sandboxed applications thanks to XDG Desktop Portal work, among other portal work.
- There's new work on enhancing the shell and compositor performance along with adding Tracy profiler integration.
- New improvements on the way around hardware-accelerated screencasting and improving the Linux Bluetooth stack.
- Support for the OpenGL KHR_robustness extension in Mutter is being worked on to help the GNOME session recover from GPU driver crashes.
- The Fractal Matrix messaging app saw the Fractal 5 release as a full rewrite that now makes use of GTK 4, libadwaita, and the Matrix Rust SDK.
More details on these latest GNOME efforts can be found via This Week In GNOME.