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GNOME's Need To Broaden Its Audience For Greater Impact & Funding

Robert McQueen, the President of the GNOME Foundation Board of Directors, wrote a post this week ultimately about the GNOME project's need to broaden its focus in order to attract more new users and ultimately to be able to raise funds from new organizations outside of their traditional reach. If they aren't able to find new funding sources, they may need to scale back in some of their efforts but still have a sufficient safety net.

6 June 2021 - More Fundraising Sources - 89 Comments
GTK 4.2 Released With NGL Renderer By Default

GTK 4.2 is out today as the newest stable release of this open-source toolkit and incorporates bug fixes and other improvements as a result of feedback from developers working on transitioning from GTK3 to GTK4.

30 March 2021 - GTK 4.2 - 26 Comments
Triple Buffering Likely Not Landing Until GNOME 42

In the works over the past year for the GNOME desktop environment is dynamic triple buffering when the GPU is running behind in rendering the desktop. In doing so, the GPU utilization should increase and the GPU clock frequencies in turn should ramp up to meet the demand - thereby ideally getting the rendering back on track if prior frames were running late. That triple buffering support has been re-based to the GNOME 40 code-base but still is unlikely to land until the next cycle with GNOME 42.

1 February 2021 - GNOME Triple Buffering - 46 Comments
GNOME 40 Alpha Released

GNOME 40 is now available as the first step towards releasing this updated Linux desktop environment in March.

26 January 2021 - GNOME 40 Alpha - 64 Comments
The State of GNOME 40's Threaded Input

One of many improvements we have been looking forward to with GNOME 40 is Mutter now having a separate input thread with its native back-end for Wayland.

23 January 2021 - Mutter Threaded Input - 15 Comments
GNOME 40 Will Now Handle XWayland On-Demand By Default

Back in 2019 support was added to GNOME 3.34 to allow starting XWayland on-demand. With this opt-in feature, XWayland support would only be started up when needed (on-demand) for running X11 clients. That support has now matured enough where for the upcoming GNOME 40 it will be enabled by default.

19 January 2021 - XWayland On-Demand - 44 Comments
GNOME In 2020 Saw Many Optimizations, GTK 4.0 Released, GNOME 40 In Development

The GNOME desktop environment saw many enhancements in 2020 including a number of significant performance optimizations. While GNOME on Wayland has been solid for some time, there has been further enhancements there too. This year also brought the much anticipated GTK 4.0 toolkit release that will be interesting to see how its adoption goes next year. GNOME 40 is also in development for debut in the spring as the successor to this autumn's successful GNOME 3.38 release.

31 December 2020 - GNOME 2020 - 28 Comments
GNOME Shell UX Continues Improving For GNOME 40

The pandemic isn't slowing down work on GNOME 40... In addition to this week's release of GTK 4.0, GNOME Shell developers continue progressing on some visible improvements slated for this 2021 desktop update.

19 December 2020 - GNOME 40 Shell - 121 Comments

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