More Attractive Features Are Coming to GNOME 3.8

Including a Photos app, a Privacy settings panel, and more!

  The new GNOME Photos app
Matthias Clasen reports in a blog post that the upcoming GNOME 3.8 desktop environment will receive numerous practical features designed to convert even more people to the modern GNOME desktop experience.

Matthias Clasen reports in a blog post that the upcoming GNOME 3.8 desktop environment will receive numerous practical features designed to convert even more people to the modern GNOME desktop experience.

This piece of news is part of the same blog post written by Matthias Clasen, in which he reports that the GNOME Fallback mode, or GNOME Classic, will be replaced by GNOME Legacy. More details about it can be found in this article.

So, without further ado, it looks like more interesting features are coming to the highly anticipated GNOME 3.8 desktop environment.

“Does all this attention on legacy mean that we no longer believe in GNOME 3 ? Of course not!”

“There’s plenty of great new stuff coming to GNOME 3.8,” said Matthias Clasen in the blog announcement.

Among them, we can mention a new settings panel to enable users to easily control privacy settings...

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Configurable GNOME Shell search...

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Notification filtering within GNOME Shell...

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A new panel for better power management...

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A new Photos application...

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“Among the many things that don’t screenshot so well, a noteworthy improvement that will land very soon: working key bindings in the overview (and elsewhere). Super+M now toggles the message tray off as well as on.”

GNOME 3.8 will arrive on March 28, 2013, and it will amalgamate new apps with general improvements and bug fixes.

Among some other interesting features that will be part of the upcoming GNOME 3.8 desktop environment, we can mention support for ownCloud, Python 3 porting, port GNOME Shell to use XI2, color tinting and focus-caret tracking in GNOME Shell, GNOME Clocks improvements, user-interface improvements to the Totem video player, frame synchronization support for GTK+ and Mutter.

“Florian, Debarshi and Giovanni have been doing all the work, I’m just egging them on…” ended Matthias Clasen the blog post.

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