Python 3 Support Added To The GNOME Shell
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 27 November 2014 at 10:00 AM EST. 15 Comments
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While GNOME 3.15.2 was released yesterday, GNOME Shell 3.15.2 was just tagged this morning.

The GNOME Shell 3.15.2 release fixes some visual glitching, improves the layout of the extension installation dialog, supports the CSS margin property, and offers other bug fixes and minor enhancements. Most notable to GNOME Shell 3.15.2 though is there's finally Python 3 support.

Many GNOME components have long ported their Python 2 code to Python 3 while GNOME Shell's Python support has just received the Py3 treatment. Details on GNOME's overall Python 3 porting work can be found via this Wiki page.

GNOME Shell's Python usage mostly comes down to their extension tool, perf tool, and other small code while the shell itself is mostly written in C and JavaScript. The bug report related to the GNOME Shell Python 3 porting is Bug #732478 and dates back to August

The other GNOME Shell 3.15.2 changes can be found via this Git change.
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