Linux News Today: GNOME Software Now Correctly Shows Ubuntu-Specific App Reviews
The GNOME Software application has been updated recently as part of the upcoming GNOME 3.20 Release Candidate (3.19.92), bringing several improvements and bug fixes.
GNOME Software 3.20 RC (Release Candidate) is now available, and it will be distributed later this week as part of the GNOME 3.20 RC desktop environment. As usual, we’ve managed to get our hands on the internal changelog to share with you some of the improvements and fixes introduced by the developers through patches.
Among these, we can mention the fact that all plugin functions are now allowed to fail gracefully, the limits of the text of application reviews have lower limits, and the kudos details panel can now be automatically hidden for non-desktop components. Additionally, several language translations have been updated.
Furthermore, reviews of Ubuntu-specific apps are now correctly displayed, only one modal dialog is displayed at a time, the right icon size is now being fetched during installation of bundles on HiDPI displays, star ratings are no longer displayed on the category app tiles, and app reviews/ratings will no longer be shown for certain components.
The Release Candidate of GNOME Software 3.20, which will be included by default in the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system can be downloaded right now via our website. However, please try to keep in mind that this is a pre-release version and it might contain bugs. More details in the changelog attached below.