Frederic Peters has announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the final development release of the upcoming GNOME 3.10 desktop environment.
GNOME 3.10 Release Candidate (RC) is finally here, available for download via the jhbuild modulesets, which make for a great opportunity to test and report bugs in order to make GNOME 3.10 a better, stable and reliable Linux desktop environment.
"Here's a GNOME release candidate for you, your last chance to make 3.10 the best it can get; so here comes the weekend, and plenty of fun hours of downloading, building and testing 3.9.92. Enjoy the new bits! To compile GNOME 3.9.92, you can use the jhbuild modulesets published by the release team (which use the exact tarball versions from the official release)," was stated in the official announcement.
As we reported earlier this week, GNOME 3.10 is a powerful release, which will introduce several new and useful applications (maps, music, notes, etc.) as well as a revamped user interface and overall improvements.
GNOME 3.10 RC updates many main components like GNOME Calculator, GNOME Contacts, GNOME Comtrol Center, GNOME Online Accounts, GNOME PackageKit, GNOME Session, GNOME Shell, GNOME System Monitor, GNOME Terminal, GTK+, GStreamer, Mutter, Nautilus, Totem, Vino, Vala, VTE, NetworkManager Applet, and much more.
Among the updated GNOME applications, we can mention GNOME Boxes, Anjuta, Cheese, Evolution, Gedit, Glade, GNOME Chess, GNOME Clocks, GNOME Documents, GNOME Maps, GNOME Photos, GNOME Weather, Orca, Rygel, and lots of GNOME games.
The final release of the GNOME 3.10 desktop environment should see the light of day on September 25, 2013, in exactly three days from now. However, many Linux users will have to wait a little bit longer to get the new release on their current installations, no matter what operating system they are using, simply because it’s a big release and it's hard to package it for a particular distro.