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GTK+ 3.2 Is Gold With Wayland, HTML5, Etc

With the official release of GNOME 3.2 coming later in the week, Red Hat's Matthias Clasen has christened the official version of the GTK+ 3.2 tool-kit. GTK+ 3.2 brings several interesting features since the inaugural GTK+3 release earlier in the year.

26 September 2011 - New Features - 8 Comments
GNOME 3.2 Release Is One Step Away

The GNOME 3.2 release is imminent, but there's one last step before going gold: testing out the release candidate. The release candidate of this desktop environment's 3.2 release is now available for everyone to test.

22 September 2011 - New Release - 3 Comments
Web Applications Come To GNOME 3.2

Besides the already talked about features of GNOME 3.2, one of the features that hasn't received much attention (aside from at the Berlin Linux Desktop Summit) until now with the GNOME 3.2 Beta is the web applications support in this next major update to the GNOME desktop.

2 September 2011 - GNOME Desktop - 27 Comments
Important GNOME Shell, Mutter Updates

Owen Taylor announced a new version of the GNOME Shell and Mutter releases this afternoon for what will be incorporated into the GNOME 3.2 desktop. While it's late in the development cycle with the final GNOME 3.2 release coming next month and the beta release being set for Wednesday, the Mutter 3.1.90 carries two important changes along with prominent changes to the GNOME Shell.

29 August 2011 - Changes - 3 Comments
NetworkManager 0.9 Release Brings Networking Fun

NetworkManager 0.8 was released at the beginning of the year and then NetworkManager 0.9 was planned for release in March, but its release didn't finally take place until yesterday. NetworkManager 0.9 is a huge release that breaks both the API and ABI compared to the previous NetworkManager release.

24 August 2011 - NetworkManager - 9 Comments
A Fork Of GNOME 2: The Mate Desktop

A lot of people hate Canonical's Unity desktop, but a lot of people also hate the current state of the GNOME 3.0 Shell too. For those that are still fond of the GNOME 2.x environment, there is a fork of GNOME2 that's been little talked about up to this point. This fork is called the Mate Desktop Environment.

17 August 2011 - MATE - 68 Comments
GNOME Shell Multi-Touch Support State

On the third day of the Berlin Desktop Summit there wasn't any major announcements like the previous two days when we found out the KDE plans for Wayland, basic plans for KDE 5.0, and initial thoughts concerning GTK4. One of the talks that I attended on Monday that was of closest interest to that of Phoronix content is the work being done towards making a multi-touch GNOME Shell.

9 August 2011 - X Multi-Touch - Add A Comment
The Earliest Talk About The GTK4 Tool-Kit

Besides talk of KDE on Wayland, also talked about this weekend in Berlin at the 2011 Desktop Summit was the GTK4 tool-kit. While GTK3 was just released with GNOME 3.0, the most primitive discussions surrounding the next-generation GTK4 tool-kit were had this morning at Humboldt University.

7 August 2011 - Very Early - 4 Comments
The First Shot Towards GStreamer 1.0

Back in June I mentioned the plans for GStreamer 1.0 and that work is now beginning to materialize. GStreamer 0.11 has just been officially released as the first development snapshot for what will turn into the notable GStreamer 1.0 release.

3 August 2011 - New Development Release - 2 Comments
Desktop Summit 2011: Copyright Assignment, Wayland & Beer

The Desktop Summit is beginning at the end of this week as the joint conference between the GNOME and KDE communities. This year's Desktop Summit is taking place in the wonderful city of Berlin and will go from the 6th to 12th of August. At Humboldt University there will be a number of interesting Linux desktop talks and other events.

2 August 2011 - Berlin Desktop Summit - Add A Comment
GNOME Shell, Mutter Move One Step Forward

In readying for the GNOME 3.1.4 development release, there's new development builds available for the GNOME Shell and Mutter -- two of the key components of the GNOME 3 desktop.

28 July 2011 - New Releases - 2 Comments
GNOME 3.1.2 Released

For those interested in running some new development software this weekend, the GNOME 3.1.2 development snapshot has been released.

18 June 2011 - New GNOME - 8 Comments
The GNOME View On Compositor Benchmarking

Red Hat's Owen Taylor who is largely responsible for the work on the GNOME Shell and Mutter has written his response to the recent article about How Unity, Compiz, GNOME Shell and KWin Affect Performance.

13 June 2011 - By Owen Taylor - 11 Comments
GTK+ 3.2 Squeezes In A Couple More Features

GTK+ 3.2, the first major update since the release of GNOME 3.0 with the overhauled GTK+ 3.0 tool-kit, is coming along nicely in preparation for the September release of GNOME 3.2.

13 June 2011 - New GTK+ 3.1.6 Release - 4 Comments
Problems With The GNOME Shell

Debates surrounding Linux desktop environments, especially the new Ubuntu Unity shell and the GNOME 3.0 Shell, tend to be very polarized. There also tends to be lots of trolling by users when such debates occur within our forums and elsewhere. But what do graphics driver developers -- and those not out simply to rant -- think of the new desktops? Well, Alex Deucher of AMD recently switched over to the GNOME Shell and he's provided a list of issues he's had with the experience thus far.

31 May 2011 - In The Eyes Of A Driver Dev - 53 Comments
GNOME 3.0.2 Bug-Fix Release Arrives

Just a day after the KDE camp pushed out KDE SC 4.7 Beta 1, the GNOME camp has come to the desktop with their stable 3.0.2 release. The GNOME 3.0.2 release, like is usual for GNOME point releases, just brings bug-fixes and translation updates.

26 May 2011 - Fixes, Fixes & Translations - Add A Comment
What's Coming Up For GNOME 3.2?

Last week marked the end of the feature proposal for GNOME 3.2, for the first major update to the GNOME3 desktop. The GNOME 3.2 release schedule has the final release set for the end of September. In this article is a list of some of the features that were brought up for GNOME 3.2.

20 May 2011 - Feature Discussion - 23 Comments
Transforming GNOME Into A Linux-Only Project?

One of the mailing list messages making the rounds on the Internet today is concerning the GNOME project and whether they should no longer concern themselves with supporting non-Linux operating systems.

18 May 2011 - A Linux OS - 49 Comments
GTK+ 3.2 Is Coming Along WIth New Features

GNOME 3.0 / GTK+ 3.0 was released just over one month ago, but already work is well under-way into developing GNOME 3.2 and with that the GTK+ 3.2 update for release later on in the year. GTK+ 3.1.2 was released in mid-April, but GTK+ 3.1.4 was released yesterday as the second development snapshot. This tool-kit update does provide more features.

8 May 2011 - GTK+ 3.1.4 - 7 Comments
A Release Schedule, Features For GNOME 3.2

Two weeks have passed since the release of GNOME 3.0, but preparations are already under-way for the next major release: GNOME 3.2. Continuing in the GNOME release tradition, and while it's not yet shipping in most Linux distributions, the next release will occur in six months time and take place at the end of September.

19 April 2011 - September Release - 7 Comments
Fedora Needs Your Help Testing GNOME 3.0

With Canonical ditching the GNOME 3.0 Shell in favor of their custom-developed Unity Desktop, one of the first Linux distributions where you'll see GNOME 3.0 shipping in full "out of the box" is Fedora 15. Fedora 15 is set to be released at the end of May, but a beta release happens to be coming out today. Additionally, this Thursday they're looking for your help in testing out GNOME 3.0.

19 April 2011 - This Thursday - 14 Comments
Broadway, GTK+ 3.x In The Web Browser, Progresses

Last November we reported on Broadway GTK+, which makes GTK+ programs accessible from the web-browser by taking advantage of HTML5 as a GTK+ back-end. The Broadway back-end will be merged in GTK+ 3.2 and the work continues to become more interesting.

7 April 2011 - Progress - 10 Comments
With Days Left, GNOME Shell Continues Advancing

The release candidate of GNOME 3.0 is due out, and the final release is just days away (6 April), but the GNOME Shell continues to advance with just days to go. GNOME Shell 2.91.92 is now available with a number of improvements.

22 March 2011 - GNOME Shell 2.91.92 - 22 Comments
GNOME 3.0 Beta 2 Released

The GNOME release team has announced the immediate release of GNOME 3.0 Beta 2. The release of GNOME 3.0 Beta 2 (v2.91.91) puts this free software desktop stack in its string and user-interface freeze.

12 March 2011 - GNOME3 Is Nearly Here - 6 Comments
GNOME 3.0 Beta 1 Is Now Available

As expected, when talking about the latest GNOME Shell and Mutter changes this morning. GNOME 3.0 Beta 1 has been released today. This is the first of two betas for this popular desktop environment before the final release is expected in a little more than one month.

23 February 2011 - Beta To Test - Add A Comment
GTK+ 3.0.0 Tool-Kit Officially Released!

It's been a little more than a week since the final release of GTK2 was made available and at that time GTK+ 3.0 was nearing its official release. Today, after being in development for years, GTK+ 3.0 has been officially released.

10 February 2011 - She's Here - 14 Comments
GNOME 3.0 Laptop Change Frustrates Some Users

On a GNOME 2.x desktop if you are a laptop owner you can control what happens when you close your laptop's lid from the power management preferences whether to suspend the system or simply blank the screen. With GNOME 3.0, when you close your laptop's lid, the system will suspend and there will be no user-interface for changing this policy. It's a design decision for the GNOME 3.0 desktop.

3 February 2011 - Will Auto-Suspend - 95 Comments

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