The third development release towards the highly anticipated GNOME 3.12 desktop environment has been made available for download, bringing many updated core applications, libraries, and updated translations.Among the applications that received improvements as part of the GNOME 3.11.3 release, we can mention Bijiben, Brasero, Cheese, Evolution, File Roller, Glade, GNOME Boxes, GNOME Chess, GNOME Color Manager, GNOME Documents, GNOME Logs, GNOME Photos, GNOME Software, GNOME Sound Recorder, GNOME Weather, Orca, Rygel, and all the GNOME games.
“Here's a new snapshot of what we are building for 3.12; among many things it comes with changes made during the WebKitGTK+ hackfest that happened earlier this month; it also now completely builds against tracker 0.17.0 (that will later become 0.18), many thanks to Jens Georg for the Rygel release that marked the end of that task,” Frederic Peters said in the press release.
Many of the core applications and libraries, which combined form the entire GNOME desktop environment, have also been updated with bug fixes, new features, and updated translations. These include ATK, Empathy, Eye of GNOME, Epiphany, Evince, GDM (GNOME Display Manager), GLib, GNOME Bluetooth, GNOME Calculator, GNOME Control Center, GNOME System Monitor, as well as the GNOME Shell interface.
Some of the aforementioned packages have separate articles on Softpedia, so we suggest you to search our website and read them if you want to know what exactly has been changed in each one. GNOME 3.11.4 will be the next development release, which should be available for download and testing sometime next week, around January 15.
Download GNOME 3.11.3 sources right now from Softpedia. We kindly remind everyone that this is a development release that should NOT be installed on production machines, as it’s intended to be used for testing purposes only.