Linux News Today: GNOME 3.20 Desktop Environment Gets Closer with the Latest Development Milestone
After a couple of weeks of hard work, and with a two-day delay, the second development milestone of the upcoming GNOME 3.20 desktop environment is finally here, available for testing on various GNU/Linux operating systems.
We discussed the development cycle of GNOME 3.20 right here on Softpedia, as we’ve published several articles about some of the most important core components and applications of the acclaimed project.
Today, November 27, Frederic Peters sent us an email to inform us about the general availability of the GNOME 3.19.2 desktop environment, which users can install on their GNU/Linux distributions using the standard jhbuild modulesets.
“The second snapshot of GNOME 3.19 is now available, it incorporates updates from 3.18.2 as well as quite a serie of edgier modules,” said Frederic Peters. “To compile GNOME 3.19.2, you can use the jhbuild modulesets (which use the exact tarball versions from the official release).”
The components that received the most changes in this entire update were NetworkManager, Evolution, GLib, GTK+, GNOME Maps, GNOME Photos (received experimental editing support), Tracker, and Orca. To see what’s new in each one click the links.
However, numerous other GNOME apps have been updated, including, but not limited to Anjuta, Gedit, Polari, GNOME Music, GNOME Software, Hitori, Vinagre, GNOME Tweak Tool, Epiphany, Evince, GDM, GNOME Control Center, Disks, Nautilus, Vino, GNOME Shell, and Mutter.
What’s next for GNOME 3.20
The development cycle of the GNOME 3.20 desktop environment will continue with the third development snapshot, GNOME 3.19.3, which has been scheduled for mid-December 2015, and then the development cycle will continue in 2016.
GNOME 3.19.4 will be released on January 20, 2016, followed by the first Beta build of GNOME 3.20 on February 17. GNOME 3.20 Beta and Release Candidate versions will arrive on March 2 and March 16 respectively.
The final release of the GNOME 3.20 desktop environment will see the light of day on March 23, 2016, and, most probably, will arrive on select GNU/Linux operating systems one or two months later.