Linux News Today: GNOME Builder 3.20.2 Arrives with LLVM 3.8, FreeBSD and OpenBSD Support
The developers behind the GNOME Builder IDE (Integrated Development Environment) pushed earlier to updates of the software to the stable and devel channels, GNOME Build 3.20.2 and 3.21.1.
GNOME Builder 3.20.2 is the second stable update for the GNOME 3.20 desktop environment and includes quite some changes, among which we can mention support for building the app on FreeBSD and OpenBSD operating systems, support for LLVM 3.8, improvements to VIM movements, the ability to move renamed files outside their current directory, as well as support for the Vala plugin to extract –pkg command-line arguments from autotools projects.
“We’ve packed a bunch of bug fixes into a new release for you. We strongly suggest that distributions upgrade to 3.20.2 if they have already shipped 3.20.0 as it fixes numerous issues,” said the devs. “We also request that packages ensure that they ensure that the Builder package depends on automake, autoconf, and libtool. These will always be available when building, but are also required at runtime for autotools support.”
The first development release of GNOME Builder 3.22 is out now
Continuing with the changes implemented in GNOME Builder 3.20.2, we can mention the ability to select templates during the creation of projects, including for those built with the Vala, C++, and C programming languages, minor improvements to gsettings and preferences, multiple performance improvements to the editor, as well as support for removing projects from the greeter.
There are, of course, various other small improvements and bug fixes, so please check out the changelog below for more details. Also today, the GNOME Builder devs have released the first development version towards GNOME Builder 3.22, which will land later this year as part of the GNOME 3.22 desktop environment. GNOME Builder 3.20.2 and 3.21.1 are both available for download right now via our website.