Linux News Today: GNOME 3.18.1 Hits the Streets with Many Wayland Fixes, Lots of Improvements
We’ve stated in numerous articles posted this week that the GNOME developers are hard at work to bring you the first maintenance release of the GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, so here it is.
Javier Jardón has had the great pleasure of announcing a few minutes ago, October 16, the release of the GNOME 3.18.1 desktop environment, an worthy update that includes multiple fixes related to the support for the next-generation Wayland display server, dozens of under-the-hood improvements, translation and documentation updates, and many updated core components and applications.
Among the GNOME apps that have been updated in GNOME 3.18.1, we can mention Evolution, Devhelp, Cheese, Bijiben, Gedit, Nautilus, Orca, Polari, Rygel, Seahorse, Vinagre, Baobab, Empathy, Eye of GNOME, GTK+, Gvfs, Mutter, Totem, Yelp, Glib, and all the games that are part of the GNOME Games collection. For many of these apps, we’ve written separate articles the entire week.
“Here comes our first update to GNOME 3.18, it has many fixes (several Wayland related), various improvements, documentation and translation updates, we hope you’ll enjoy it,” says Javier Jardón. “We will soon publish the schedule for our next release, and a first development release, 3.19.1, should soon hit the streets. For more information about the major changes in GNOME 3.18, please visit our release notes.”
Several GNU/Linux distributions already include GNOME 3.18
In addition to the updated GNOME apps listed above, the GNOME 3.18.1 desktop environment updates numerous other core components, among which we can mention GNOME Shell, GNOME Boxes, GNOME Photos, GNOME Music, GNOME Builder, GNOME Documents, GNOME Logs, GNOME Software, GNOME Weather, GNOME Terminal, GNOME Control Center, GNOME Sound Recorder, and GNOME Todo.
Several GNU/Linux distribution already started to include the packages of the GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, which was officially released on September 23, 2015. Therefore, it will be much easier for them to update those package to version 3.18.1 released today in the coming days. So make sure that you check for an update next week.