The GNOME Project will officially announce later today, September 25, 2013, the immediate availability of the GNOME 3.10 desktop environment, which brings its own Software Center application, among other numerous new features.Yes, in GNOME 3.10 users will find a brand-new application called GNOME Software, which is designed to allow them to view, remove, and update installed applications from their Linux operating systems, but only if they use the GNOME desktop environment, of course.
However, with GNOME Software users will also be able to find applications that can handle a specific type of file, discover new software packages, get real-time notifications for available updates, as well as browse the application database while offline.
Of course, we all know that most of today's Linux distributions come with a standalone and exclusive Software Center application like Ubuntu Software Center, Lubuntu Software Center, Deepin Software Center, AppGrid, just to name a few.
We strongly believe that the main target of the GNOME Software application is the aforementioned utilities, trying to offer a unique package management solution for all Linux distribution that use the GNOME desktop environment.
At the moment, GNOME Software is implemented as a front-end for the GNOME PackageKit application. But in GNOME 3.12, the GNOME Software application will allow users to rate apps, view screenshots, and go back in history.
GNOME 3.10 will be released in a few hours and it will introduce a few other new applications, such as Maps, Music and Clocks. All of them are detailed in our What Should You Expect from GNOME 3.10 article.
For those of you who are eager to know more about the upcoming release of the GNOME 3.10 desktop environment, we've prepared a comprehensive article with most of the GNOME 3.10 highlights.
Until your Linux distribution updates its GNOME packages to version 3.10, you download the GNOME Software 3.10.0 application right now from Softpedia and compile it yourself.