The wonderful and great Matthias Clasen had the pleasure of announcing a few days ago that a new development release of the upcoming GNOME 3.12 desktop environment is ready for download and testing.
GNOME 3.11.2 is a comprehensive release that adds important features and fixes annoying bugs on almost all packages, core libraries and applications, that combined will form the entire GNOME desktop environment.
"Note that gnome-shell-wayland requires new Clutter and Cogl releases that did not happen in time for this release. You can use the 1.18 branches of these modules or wait for their next releases. gnome-shell under X works fine with the latest 1.16 Clutter and Cogl releases," Matthias Clasen said in the official release announcement.
Many of the applications that were updated in GNOME 3.11.2 have detailed articles on Softpedia, so search our website and read them if you want to know what's new in each one. Also, detailed changelogs for GNOME 3.11.2 can be read via the official announcement.
The next development release will be GNOME 3.11.3, which should be available for download and testing sometime near the winter holidays, followed by GNOME 3.11.4 on the middle of January 2014, and GNOME 3.11.5 at the beginning of February 2014.
Moreover, the first Beta release of GNOME 3.12 will be unveiled two weeks later, in mid February, followed closely by the second Beta at the beginning of March, and the Release Candidate in mid March. The final version of GNOME 3.12 will be officially announced on March 26, 2014.
Download GNOME 3.11.2 sources right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended to be used for testing purposes only.