The GNOME Project announced a few days ago the immediate availability for download and testing of the second development release of the upcoming GNOME Shell 3.10 user interface.
GNOME Shell 3.9.2 is part of the recently released GNOME 3.9.2 desktop environment, and includes lots of bug fixes and improvements, as well as code cleanup and updated translations.
Highlights of GNOME Shell 3.9.2:
• A symbolic icon is now used for desktop windows;
• The paint state cache has been moved into StWidget;
• Fixed a regression where domain login hint is not displayed;
• The calendar keyboard is now navigable;
• The "Open Calendar" item is now hidden when no calendar application is installed;
• Updated the branding appearance on the login screen;
• OSD pop-up are now able to grow if required;
• Fixed offset of shadow off-screen rendering;
• Fixed insensitive button, which prevented empty keyring password;
• The keyring dialog can now be canceled between prompts;
• A spinner is now displayed in the modalDialog while working;
• The close button will appear only for the windows that can be closed, in overview mode;
• Added input-purpose and hints to StIMText and StEntry;
• Added input-purpose property for password entries;
• Added a DBus API for screencasting;
• The hot-corner has been disabled during DND, in overview mode;
• polkitAgent allows users to retry after mistyped password;
• Added a way to get backtraces from warning and criticals;
• Added the ability to switch to workspaces using keyboard shortcuts, in overview mode;
• Updated the man page;
• Added the FocusSearch DBus method;
• The frequent view is now hidden when application monitoring is disabled;
• A switcher pop-up is now displayed for the keyboard shortcuts of the switch-to-workspace-n function;
• Updated the session chooser style for GDM (GNOME Display Manager);
• Fixed an issue with app folders that were truncated at the top;
• The message tray is no longer blocked while a notification is displayed;
• The slider handle can now have an optional border;
• The screen will re-lock itself when the shell is restated after a crash;
• The input source switching is now in sync with key events;
• The input source can now be switched on modifiers-only accelerator;
• Input source switching is now allowed in message tray.
Last but not least, the following translations have been updated in GNOME Shell 3.9.2: Slovenian, Norwegian Bokmål, Slovak, Catalan, Spanish and Persian. Lots of bugs have been squashed, for more details read the official raw changelog.
Download GNOME Shell 3.9.2 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended to be used for testing purposes only.