Following the early look yesterday at Cinnamon 3.0 when tagged in Git, the Linux Mint crew today officially announced the Cinnamon 3.0 desktop release.
The GNOME3-forked Cinnamon Desktop is ready for its 3.0 milestone.
Mike Blumenkrantz of Samsung today tagged Enlightenment 0.21 (E21) Alpha.
It will likely be quite some time before the Xfce 4.14 desktop environment is released while the main focus this development cycle is on porting to the GTK+ 3.x tool-kit.
Version 1.14 of MATE-Desktop was tagged in Git yesterday along with other MATE components.
Blender 2.77 was released this weekend as the newest version of this wildly popular, cross-platform, open-source 3D animation program.
WebAssembly, the year-old effort for creating a low-level programming language for in-browser client-side scripting with cross-browser support is making more progress.
While Kodi 16 just recently shipped, the developers behind this open-source HTPC software formerly known as XBMC have already set their sights on Kodi 17.
The folks at Collabora have released version 5.0 of Collabora Office, their downstream distribution of LibreOffice.
wxWidgets 3.1.0 was released yesterday as a new development release for this cross-platform toolkit.
LibreOffice has continued receiving more GTK3 improvements and this week was no different with this open-source office suite now having better support for GNOME's toolkit.
Last year LibreOffice made much progress in receiving GTK3 support that it also began running on Wayland. The battle though is not over and more GTK3 improvements are still forthcoming.
The Document Foundation today announced the release of LibreOffice 5.1 for Linux, Windows, and OS X.
LibreOffice 5.1 is scheduled to be released next week.
With the Enlightenment folks back from FOSDEM, Enlightenment 0.20.4 was released today as the latest bug-fix release.
What a surprise waking up to find that at long-last the OpenShot 2.0 beta is now available to early-backers of this open-source video editor's Kickstarter project.
With today's Ubuntu 16.04 Alpha 1 milestone, Lubuntu put out their first "Xenial Xerus" Alpha 1 build, but it's not terribly exciting.
Continuing on with our other year-end looks, here are lists of the most popular GNOME and KDE desktop happenings of the year.
A widely-cited blog post about the major Linux desktop problems has been updated for 2016.
If using APT with PDiff enabled for package diffs to do incremental updates, the latest code should now be much faster.
Just two weeks after the release of Enlightenment 0.20 is now its first point release.
Today marks the surprise release of Enlightenment 0.20! The E20 development cycle has taken more than a year and saw more than 1,890 patches merged.
FreeType 2.6.2 was released this weekend as the newest version of this widely-used, open-source library for text/font rendering.
The Enlightenment developers at Samsung have announced the release of the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) 1.16 along with updates to Elementary, Evas GL, and Eo.
LXQt, the "lightweight Qt Desktop Environment", is out with their next major release.
Clement Lefebvre of LinuxMint tagged the Cinnamon 2.8 desktop this morning.
Enlightenment DR 0.20 Alpha has been released as the first step towards E20 with one year having passed since E19.
Developers behind Antergos, the Arch-based Linux distribution designed for an easy desktop experience, are working on a new package manager UI/assistant codenamed Poodle.
The Enlightenment team has announced a major update to their Enlightenment Foundation Libraries.
With FreeBSD 10.2 coming later this month and that resulting in the PC-BSD 10.2 release, the crew behind this desktop-friendly BSD distribution have released their Lumina Desktop v0.8.6.
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