Now that the GNOME 3.12 desktop environment has been released, it's time to take a closer look at a few of its best features.
The GNOME 3.12 iteration has been greatly anticipated by the Linux community because the developers promised to deliver a lot of new features and important changes. The launch has been a resounding success, but you can't really test GNOME 3.12 right now because it will take a while for the various distributions that use it to actually implement it.
“This is an exciting release for GNOME, and brings many new features and improvements, including app folders, enhanced system status and high-resolution display support. This release also includes new and redesigned applications for video, software, editing, sound recording and internet relay chat,” said GNOME project leader Matthias Clasen.
One of the most talked about changes in the new GNOME 3.12 is the new Software app. If you are not familiar with it, then you must know that this is Software Manager. The GNOME project needed something like this and the new app was made available in 3.10, six months ago.
Even if it was pretty basic when it was first released, Software has evolved considerably and it is now a very powerful tool. The GNOME developers have explained that it now features screenshots for the applications, a rating system, the ability to install separate applications, and even repository management.
Also, the playback view has been redesigned, the playback controls now hide when the user doesn't need them, and the fullscreen playback is much better.our initial report and the very useful video released by the GNOME project.