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GNOME Adds Bit To Launcher Files For Indicating Apps That Should Run On Discrete GPUs

The GNOME Shell has long provided the ability for easily launching applications on alternative GPUs namely for multi-GPU/Optimus-type setups especially with the increasing number of laptops having both integrated and discrete graphics. GNOME is now introducing an addition to .desktop files so applications can specify if they should run on the dedicated GPU if available.

4 May 2020 - .Desktop Addition - 23 Comments
The GNOME Shell Calendar Will Stop Over-Consuming The CPU, Eating Up Battery Life

For the past five months there has been a bug report affecting the likes of Pop OS 19.10 and Fedora 31 over the GNOME Shell Calendar server using "20~25% CPU all the time" and "every 2-3 seconds or so there is a CPU usage spike where the calendar processes eat something like 20-25% of the CPU." That is significant on modern CPUs as well as on battery life for laptops while finally the issue has been fixed.

27 April 2020 - GNOME Shell Calendar - 62 Comments
GNOME 3.36.1 Released With First Batch Of Fixes

Following last month's release of GNOME 3.36 with its many new features and performance improvements, GNOME 3.36.1 is out today with the first batch of updates/fixes to this H1'2020 open-source desktop.

2 April 2020 - GNOME 3.36.1 - 34 Comments

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