GNOME Session 3.7.4 Now Allows Empty Sessions

It allows named sessions, and removes support for Fallback session

The GNOME developers behind the GNOME Session application, which is part of the GNOME desktop environment, have announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the 3.7.4 development release.

GNOME Session 3.7.4 (yes, 3.7.4 and not 3.7.5) is part of the upcoming GNOME 3.7.5 desktop environment, a development version towards the highly anticipated GNOME 3.8 release, which should see the light of day sometime at the end of March 2013.

This development release of the GNOME Session (gnome-session) package comes with exactly 10 changes and updates over 20 languages. Apparently, no bugs or serious issues have been fixed in this version. Also, we have no idea if the team will release a 3.7.5 version in time for the GNOME 3.7.5 announcement.

Highlights of GNOME Session 3.7.4:

• The definition for the GNOME Fallback session has been removed;

• Support for RequiredProviders has been removed;

• The fail whale warning is now displayed when GNOME Shell can’t run;

• systemd login is now enabled by default, when available;

• SIGUSR1 will now print a line in the debug output;

• An InhibitedActions D-Bus property has been added;

• The default idle timeout has been reduced to 2 minutes;

• The automatic logout on idle functionality has been moved to the GNOME Settings Daemon application;

• Empty sessions are now allowed;

• Named saved sessions are now allowed.

Moreover, GNOME Session 3.7.4 comes with the following updated translations: Hebrew, Norwegian, Lithuanian, Slovak, Aragonese, Persian, Kazakh, Uyghur, Sovenian, Spanish, Assamese, Belarusian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Portuguese, Dutch, Galician, Friulian, Basque, Traditional Chinese, Polish, Japanese and Italian.

For more details about the new improvements added in GNOME Session 3.7.4, as well as for the resolved issues and updated translation, please consult the complete official raw changelog.

Download GNOME Session 3.7.4 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development version and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.

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