Frederic Peters had the pleasure of announcing the first maintenance release of the GNOME 3.6 desktop environment, on October 18th.
GNOME 3.6.1 is a necessary upgrade for all users of GNOME 3.6, brining lots of small improvements, updated translations, as well as numerous bug fixes.
“The first update to GNOME 3.6 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.” said Frederic Peters in the official release announcement.
Among the updated apps in GNOME 3.6.1 we can mention: Baobab, Clutter, Empathy, Eye of GNOME, Epiphany, Evince, Folks, GCalctool, GDM, GStreamer, GTK+, Gucharmap, gvfs, Metacity, Mutter, Nautilus, Pango, Vino, VTE, and Yelp.
Of course, there’s also updates among main GNOME components, such as GNOME Session, GNOME Online Accounts, GNOME System Monitor, GNOME Terminal, GNOME Shell, GNOME Contacts, GNOME Keyring, GNOME Disk Utility, GNOME Desktop, GNOME Control Center, GNOME Backgrounds, GNOME Screensaver, GNOME Themes, and GNOME User Docs.
And now for the detailed changes, we can mention that Baobab fixes a linking error on OpenBSD, Empathy has an improved roster live search and can now connect to IM accounts with invalid certificates, Epiphany adds F10 as acceleration for the gear menu and no longer downloads embedded objects automatically, GCalctool adds a shadow around the display, GDM fixes some unlock issues, GNOME Online Accounts now adapts to Windows Live UI changes.
Unfortunately, GNOME 3.6.1 is not a downloadable upgrade for end users, which will have to way until their distribution’s maintainers will compile and package the sources for their specific operating system.
Download GNOME 3.6.1 sources right now from Softpedia.