Sep 242014

GNOME 3.14 desktop for Linux distributions was expected to be available to users by late September.

And indeed it has.


GNOME 3.14 – Changes Galore

Packing 28,859 changes, bug fixes and stability improvements from around 871 contributors, highlights of GNOME 3.14 include:

* Better support for Wi-Fi hotspots that require login
* Improved touchscreen support, with multi-touch gestures for both the system and applications
* New animations in the Activities Overview, along with new window animations
* Redesigned Weather application, which uses geolocation to show the weather for your current location
* Support for browsing Google pictures in Photos
* Redesigned document viewer Evince
* Improved games section with a new number game called Hitori
* Route planning feature in Maps
* User interface improvements in Contacts
* Developers get a new live inspector for GTK+ applications, enhanced CSS capabilties  and a significant update for GNOME’s Human Interface Guidelines

SUSE intends to ship GNOME 3 as the desktop for its enterprise customers while the folks at Debian say their next major release codenamed Jessie will ship with GNOME 3.14.

Several distributions including Fedora, openSUSE and Ubuntu should be making GNOME 3.14 available in the fall.

GNOME’s next major release, version 3.16, is scheduled for March 2015.

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