Exciting GNOME Changes For Fedora 22 Workstation Pushed This Week
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 21 February 2015 at 08:11 AM EST. 28 Comments
Matthias Clasen at Red Hat has landed some of the exciting Fedora 22 Workstation improvements this week that relate to the GNOME Shell environment.

The features landing ahead of next week's Fedora 22 feature freeze include:

- Removing the GNOME message tray from the bottom of the screen to now instead show it at the top.

- Revised GNOME Shell theme.

- The log-in screen is uisng Wayland. GDM is using Wayland by default rather than an X.Org Server. This is done as an easy way to test more hardware/drivers under Wayland ahead of the plans for Fedora 23 to change the actual desktop default over to Wayland. Switching just the log-in screen to using Wayland is more of a controlled environment.

- Codec installation is now integrated into GNOME Software rather than relying on Totem.

- A number of improvements to Nautilus, GNOME's File Manager.

More details on Fedora 22 Workstation changes this week can be found via this mailing list post by Matthias Clasen from yesterday.

Fedora 22 is planned for a mid-May release with many exciting changes across its entire software stack.
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