Linux News Today: GNOME 3.22 "Karlsruhe" Desktop Environment Gets Its First Development Milestone
GNOME Project’s Matthias Clasen has sent us an email today, April 29, 2016, with information about the release of the first snapshot towards the upcoming GNOME 3.22 desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems.
Yes, we’re talking about GNOME 3.21.1, whose launch was expected a couple of days ago, on April 27, 2016, as the GNOME app maintainers were informed at the end of last week that the GNOME 3.21.1 unstable tarballs were due Monday, April 25. For those of you not in the loop, the development cycle of GNOME 3.22 happens under the 3.21 umbrella.
Well, it took them a few more days to put things together, but now we can finally access the very first build of what in time will become the GNOME 3.22 desktop environment. It’s worth noting that it is dubbed “Karlsruhe,” after the German city where the GUADEC 2016 conference will take place this summer, between August 12 and 14.
“Development of the next GNOME release, 3.22, has started, and the first snapshot, 3.21.1, is now available. This is a very early snapshot, and not too much has landed yet; I expect that to change soon,” says Matthias Clasen. “To compile GNOME 3.21.1, you can use the jhbuild modulesets (which use the exact tarball versions from the official release).
If you’re wondering what’s new in this first snapshot of the GNOME 3.22 desktop environment, we invite you to study the GNOME Core changelog, as well as the GNOME Apps release notes. There, you can see which apps have been updated as part of the GNOME 3.21.1 release, and what changes each one received.
GNOME 3.22 arrives on September 21, 2016
The development cycle of the GNOME 3.22 desktop environment continues with a second snapshot, GNOME 3.21.2, on May 25, followed one month later by the third one, GNOME 3.21.3, on June 22, and GNOME 3.21.4 on July 20. Then, after the GUADEC 2016 conference, the GNOME devs will release the first Beta of GNOME 3.22, on August 17, 2016.
A second Beta build of GNOME 3.22 is currently planned for the end of August, on 31, and the Release Candidate (RC) version should land on September 14. The final release of the GNOME 3.22 desktop environment will hit the streets on September 21, 2016, and it will have a first point release, GNOME 3.22.1, on October 12.