The GNOME Project has announced a couple of days ago the immediate availability for download and testing of the GNOME Software 3.11.5 application, which will be part of the upcoming GNOME 3.12 desktop environment.
GNOME Software 3.11.5 introduces a concept of rating confidence for each app, adds a file handler that allows the application to install local packages, allows each plugin to define the dependencies on other plugins, the “Picks” on the overview are now automatically generated, and a star widget is now displayed for each application, in the category panel.
Furthermore, this fifth development release towards GNOME Software 3.12 adds some design updates for app folders and to the latest designs of the GNOME desktop, which allows refreshing of the update lists.
Several bugs have been squashed in GNOME Software 3.11.5, including a crash that occurred when using gs_app_subsume() in a thread, the Transmission banner is now less critical, “” will no longer be displayed in the installed panel tab, Utilities and Sundry categories are now pre-populated, the service and launcher have been unified into one binary, and the category mapping with App folders is now respected.
Moreover, multiple plugins can now set the summary, name, and description of an app, plugins are now allowed to remove apps when resolving, and a new version of the tagger API has been added, in order to provide ratings confidence.
Last but not least, the Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Czech, German, Greek, Serbian, and Spanish languages have been updated in this new development release of the upcoming GNOME Software 3.12 application. More details can be found in the official raw changelog.
Download GNOME Software 3.11.5 right now from Softpedia. Keep in mind that this is a development release and it should not be installed on production machines, as it is intended for testing purposes only.