GNOME 3.26 RC2 Released: The Final Step For This Big GNOME Update
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 7 September 2017 at 04:09 PM EDT. 7 Comments
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GNOME 3.25.92 is available today, marking the last development release before the official GNOME 3.26 debut.

Last minute changes found in this "3.26 RC2" release include:

- The Epiphany web-browser has password manager improvements and password form deletion as well as Meson build option changes.

- The GJS JavaScript package can now be built with Address Sanitizer and Undefined Behavior Sanitizer support.

- GNOME-Bluetooth has been ported to the Meson build system and the Autotools support already has been dropped.

- GNOME-Documents has modernized its Autotools build.

- Minor refinements to the GNOME Shell.

- Libgdata has seen more porting to the newer Google Drive API.

- Keyboard navigation improvements in the Nautilus file manager.

- Various refinements to GNOME Builder.

- Bug fixes throughout many GNOME packages.

- Updated translations for many languages.

- While not making it in time for the official tagging today, the Mutter 3.26 RC2 release has also brought built-in screencast / remote desktop capabilities compatible with both X.Org and Wayland, as covered earlier today.

The GNOME 3.26 RC2 announcement can be read on the devel-announce list.

GNOME 3.26.0 is expected for release next Wednesday, 13 September.

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