The first point release of the GNOME 3.4 desktop environment was announced a few minutes ago, April 18th, by the GNOME Project developers.
As usual with a maintenance release, the GNOME 3.4.1 update brings important fixes and various improvements among various packages such as Baobab, Brasero, Empathy, Eye of GNOME, GCalctool, GDM, GTK+, MouseTweaks, Nautilus, Vino, Yelp, GNOME Terminal, GNOME System Monitor, GNOME Shell, GNOME Settings Daemon, GNOME Session, GNOME Screenshot, GNOME Panel, GNOME Keyring, GNOME Online Accounts, GNOME Desktop, GNOME Control Center, and some other core libraries.
"The first update to GNOME 3.4 series is now available. As usual it provides bug fixes, translations updates and tiny improvements, in order to make our stable release even more stable and useful.
"It may sound boring but there are interesting changes in there, and valuable documentation and translation updates. Our thanks to all community members and contributors.
" - was stated in the press release. Highlights of GNOME 3.4.1:
· Fixed a chart tooltips issue in Baobab;
· "empathy -h" command no longer displays existing roster window;
· "Previous conversations" menu in Empathy was reimplemented;
· Calls logging in Empathy were fixed (works with the stable version of telepathy-logger);
· Eye of GNOME got extended help docs;
· GCalctool now shows thousands separators in decimal mode;
· GDM and systemd are more friendly now;
· Locked users are now omitted from the user list in GDM;
· Controls are not insensitive when there's no user selected in GNOME Control Center;
· Wacom "Map to Monitor..." button alignment was fixed in GNOME Control Center;
· GNOME Keyring uses XDG_RUNTIME_DIR when started from PAM;
· Keyring credentials are now removed when an account is removed in GNOME Online Accounts;
· GNOME Screenshot falls back to $HOME when XDG_PICTURES_DIR fails;
· Fixed restart/poweroff issues with systemd in GNOME Session;
· Touchpads settings are now applied in GNOME Settings Daemon;
· Touchscreens are no longer put in relative mode in GNOME Settings Daemon;
· GNOME Shell received many fixes and improvements (see our blog article
for more details);
· Fixed a "kill process" button crash in GNOME System Monitor;
· GTK+ received lots of fixes;
· Comment field is no longer displayed for desktop files in Nautilus;
· "Undo Trash" was fixed for files with non-ASCII characters in Nautilus;
· Fixed mouse hardware back and forward buttons for Nautilus;
· File operation counts off-by-one error was fixed in Nautilus;
· Fixed name corruption issues with untitled files in Nautilus.
The GNOME 3.4 desktop environment will receive another maintenance release, GNOME 3.4.2, in one month, on May 16th, 2012. This will be the last point release for GNOME 3.4, as the developers will start working on the next major version, GNOME 3.6. Download the GNOME 3.4.1 source packages
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