Software Update: 3:18 Gnome




Version 3.18 of Gnome is true. This comprehensive, easy to use open source desktop environment is available for operating systems belonging to the family of Unix, including Linux and the various BSD variants. The name is an acronym for GNU Network Object Model Environment. Gnome consists of a desktop environment and a development platform for the making of other applications, which can be integrated into the desktop environment. It is in this respect similar to the KDE Software Compilation. Below you’ll find a brief overview of the key improvements made in this release.

Gnome 3:18 Released: Brings Big Improvements

The Gnome project is proud to announce the release of GNOME 3.18. The new version is the result of six months’ hard work by the GNOME community, and includes 25.112 changes by 772 contributors. Gnome 3:18 HAS BEEN named “Gothenburg” in recognition of this year’s GUADEC organizing team.

Speaking on Behalf of the Release Team, Matthias Clasen said: “This release brings significant improvements to many of our core applications, from better Google Drive integration in Files to a list view in Boxes to firmware updates in software, and several at Entirely new applications. “He went on to thank everyone who made the release possible.

Major new features in Gnome 3:18 include:

Google Drive integration in Files
Firmware updates through Software
Automatic screen brightness
Touchpad gestures
Several new applications: Calendar and Characters
Significant improvements to Files, Boxes and Polari
And, as always, there are many other smaller changes and bug fixes!

Gnome 3:18 has plenty to offer developers, too. In particular, this release marks a major milestone for Builder, GNOME’s new integrated development environment. The new version includes improvements to ook GTK +, + webkitgtk, Clutter, as well as the Human Interface Guidelines. And major progress HAS BEEN made on Wayland support and application sandboxing, or both-which are available to try out.

More information about all thesis improvements – and more – can be found in the release


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