GNOME Shell 3.8 Release Candidate Is Ready for Testing

This release is part of GNOME 3.8 Release Candidate

By on March 19th, 2013 08:42 GMT

The Release Candidate version of the upcoming GNOME Shell 3.8 is finally here, March 19, brought to you straight from the GNOME Labs, fixing the last remaining bugs and improving its performance even more.

GNOME Shell 3.8 RC drops the fallback lock implementation, the search results can now be scrolled if keyboard navigation is used, users can no longer trigger the message-tray when in full-screen, the shield is now raised when the user starts typing the password.

Moreover, users now have more time to read their messages from the login screen, workspaces created by DND are now animated in the workspace switcher, fullscreen windows now feature improved tracking, and the animation of new windows in overview mode has been improved.

Last but not least, the following translations have been updated in this development release of GNOME Shell 3.8: Chinese (Hong Kong), Chinese (Taiwan), Russian, Slovak, Finish, Serbian, Serbian Latin, Lithuanian, German, Czech, Belarusian, Uyghur, Kazakh, Catalan, Korean, Gujarati, and more.

As usual, many bugs have been fixed in this release (use GNOME Bugzilla to track'em down): #695154, #694993, #695272, #691578, #694321, #695338, #695409, #695458, #695526, #695601, #695471, #695324, #695650, #695656, #695659, #695485, #695395, #694951, #695824, #695841, #695801, #694321, #693708, #695800, #695607, #695882, #691578, #685851, #694371, #690857, #694092, #695747, #696007, #693438, #696064, #696102.

The GNOME developers would like to thank to Giovanni Campagna, Allan Day, Cosimo Cecchi, Takao Fujiwara, Tim Lunn, Adel Gadllah, Rui Matos, Neil Roberts, Florian Mullner, Jasper St. Pierre, Stef Walter, Ray Strode, Colin Walters and Owen W. Taylor for their contributions to this release.

The Release Candidate of GNOME Shell 3.8 is part of the upcoming release of GNOME 3.8 RC desktop environment, which should see the light of day by the end of the week.

Download GNOME Shell 3.8 RC (3.7.92) 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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