GNOME Boxes 3.10 Beta 2 Gets Ready for Wayland

This development release of GNOME Boxes 3.10 is part of GNOME 3.10 Beta 2

By Marius Nestor on September 5th, 2013 07:55 GMT

The development team behind the GNOME Boxes project, a simple GNOME 3 application to access remote or virtual systems, has announced yesterday, September 4, that the second Beta release of the upcoming GNOME Boxes 3.10 application is available for download and testing.

GNOME Boxes 3.10 Beta 2 provides an AppData file for the GNOME Software Center app, adapts to new user interface design for selection mode, provides a keyboard accelerator for the "New" button, switches to client-side decoration in preparation for Wayland, fixes ALT+A and CTRL+Q handling, and no longer uses deprecated GTK stock items.

Moreover, this development release of GNOME Boxes 3.10 fixes build issues with Automake 1.14, uses Gtk.HeaderBar instead of Gd.MainToolbar, fixes some important accessibility issues and also a regression related to handling local paths in wizard.

GNOME Boxes 3.10 Beta 2 can now handle files on locally mounted SMB shares, no longer hangs on failure to handle a URL, fixes a regression related to launching virtual machines from the command-line, and depends on Vala 0.21.1 or later, as well as on GTK+ 3.9 or higher.

In order to enable rounded corners in the latest version of GNOME-Shell, the correct style has been applied to GNOME Boxes, the desktop file name in AppData file has been corrected, it can support older versions of the libsoup library, and the No "KVM" warning visibility issues were fixed.

The following translations have been added, updated, or fixed in this second Beta release of the upcoming GNOME Boxes 3.10 software: Brazilian Portuguese, Irish, Czech, Galician, Italian, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Norwegian Bokmal, Polish, Slovak, Traditional Chinese, Slovenian, and Spanish. For more details, please take a look at the official raw changelogs, here and here.

Download GNOME Boxes 3.10 Beta 2 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a beta version and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.
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