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Gnome 3.10 core utilities

Gnome 3.10 has been released and apart from the various Gnome libraries, services and core parts that have been upgraded, we should take a look on the applications and utilities that are also part of Gnome.

How did the tools that we will be using every day evolved? What new exciting features and improvements consist the base for a greater Gnome experience? Let’s find out!

Note that the following is not a list of all utilities that can be used in Gnome, but only a list of the official Gnome utilities. The changelogs are not precise nor complete as only main/most important changes are cited.

Baobab / Disk Usage Analyzer Version 3.10 / Git / Homepage
Disk Usage Analyzer is a graphical, menu-driven viewer that you can use to view and monitor your disk usage and folder structure.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:13:04
  • Use latest GTK+ and Vala features
  • Better space handling messages
  • Port chart widgets to Vala
  • Updated translations

Brasero Version 3.8.0 / Git / Homepage
Brasero is an application to burn CD/DVD for the Gnome Desktop. It is designed to be as simple as possible and has some unique features to enable users to create their discs easily and quickly.
  • Latest stable version was available in GS 3.8

Empathy Version 3.10 RC /  Git / Homepage
Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, and video chat and file transfers over many different protocols. You can tell it about your accounts on all those services and do all your chatting within one application.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:14:58
  • Ported to GTKListBox
  • Ported to Geoclue2
  • Fixed scrolling behavior issues
  • New chat related items added
  • Better sound functionality
  • Many stability related fixes

Eye of Gnome Version 3.10 RC / Git / Homepage
The Eye of GNOME image viewer is the official image viewer for the GNOME Desktop environment. With it, you can view single image files, as well as large image collections.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:17:43
  • Integrate more modern job system from Evince with proper cancellation
    support in preparation for further refactoring
  • More keyboard shortcuts implemented
  • Better use of the dark theme
  • Many new and updated translations

Epiphany / Web Version 3.10 beta2 /  Git / Homepage
Epiphany is the web browser for the GNOME desktop. Its goal is to be simple and easy to use. Epiphany ties together many GNOME components in order to let you focus on the Web content, instead of the browser application.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:16:33
  • RTL UI fixes
  • User interface polishing
  • Make use of Webkit2 only
  • Better Wayland support
  • New user manual
  • Switch default search engine to DuckDuckGo
  • Add a search provider for the GNOME Shell
  • Renewed toolbar and search bar style using GTKheaderbar and GTKsearchbar

Evince Version 3.10 / Git / Homepage
Evince is a document viewer for multiple document formats. The goal of evince is to replace the multiple document viewers that exist on the GNOME Desktop with a single simple application.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:18:53
  • Support for Caret navigation
  • Automatic zoom mode added
  • Implemented text selections and ATK interfaces
  • Added a find sidebar to show search results with some more context
  • Make a web browser like history
  • Many bug fixes and translation updates

Gnome Calculator Version 3.10 RC / Git / Homepage
GCalctool is an application that solves mathematical equations.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:19:44
  • Improve integer exponentiation & factorization
  • Added appdata
  • Many bug fixes and translation updates

Gnome Contacts Version 3.10 / Git / Homepage
An app to access and store information about your contacts.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:21:06
  • Updated setup window and Address book catalog
  • Reworked UI to use custom titlebars
  • Ported to GTK.revealer and GTK.menubutton
  • Refined avatar size and name aligment
  • Added appdata description
  • Migrated Contacts.Window to use Gtk+ templates
  • Fixed shell-search-provider

Gnome Font Viewer Version 3.10 beta1 / Git / Homepage
A font viewer utility for GNOME.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:21:38
  • Port to GtkStack and GtkHeaderBar
  • Support Hi-Dpi displays
  • Translation updates

Gnome Screenshot Version 3.10 beta1 / Git / Homepage
A little tool that allows Gnome users to take pictures of their screen.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:21:55
  • Updated the manual
  • Determine image format from extension
  • Add a GSetting option to specify default format
  • Translation updates

Gnome System Monitor Version 3.10 / Git / Homepage
Gnome System Monitor is a GNOME process viewer and system monitor with a nice easy-to-use interface.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:23:09
  • Make the headerbar a title bar
  • Small improvements for the context menu
  • Added expanders to show/hide separate graphs
  • Now working in Wayland
  • More responsive to theming
  • Switch to glib resource framework
  • Ported to Gaction

Gnome Terminal Version 3.10 beta1 / Git / Homepage
GNOME Terminal is a terminal emulator for the GNOME desktop environment. Terminal emulators allow users to execute commands using a real UNIX shell while remaining on their graphical desktop.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:23:25
  • Many build, portability and migration fixes
  • Enable nautilus extension by default
  • Implemented dark theme checkbox in preferences
  • Unify new tab and new window
  • Translation updates

GuCharmap Version 3.10 RC / Git / Homepage
Character map, based on the Unicode Character Database
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:23:59
  • Update to latest unicode data
  • Build fixes
  • Translation updates

Nautilus Version 3.10 / Git / Homepage
Nautilus is the official file manager for the GNOME desktop.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:24:26
  • Port to GtkPlacesSidebar
  • Better functionality of sendto extension
  • Shade rubberbands on the desktop using the wallpaper color
  • Support for HiDpi displays
  • Use a new GTK titlebar look
  • Use a GtkRevealer for the search bar
  • Now using client side decorations
  • Increased default window width to fit four icons
  • Many bug fixes

Sushi Version 3.10 / Git
A previewing application for Gnome file managers
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:24:55
  • Make translations appear
  • Some fixes for right-to-left languages

Totem Version 3.10 RC / Git / Homepage
Totem is the official movie player of the GNOME desktop environment based on GStreamer. It features a playlist, a full-screen mode, seek and volume controls, as well as keyboard navigation.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:25:23
  • Added work-around to allow streaming of Vimeo videos
  • Now accesses streams directly rather than through FUSE, making
    buffering and playback smoother
  • Ported zeitgeist plugin to zeitgeist-2.0
  • Many playback, aspect ratio and excessive redraw fixes

Yelp Version 3.10 / Git / Homepage
Get help on GNOME desktop with Yelp.
Screenshot from 2013-09-24 17:25:38
  • Various updates for deprecated APIs in GLib and GTK
  • Added support for DocBook conditional processing on desktop environment
  • Updated many translations

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  • Connel Hooley

    just so you know, clicking on the totem image opens up the image rather than opening it in a javascript preview box

    • billtoulas

      Corrected that, thanks!

  • archgnome

    hey guys (wogue team), you are doing very good job, thank you!
    and…i ♥ (arch linux +) GNOME!

    • Sudhir Khanger

      I wish Gnome software center had support for Arch Linux.

  • hellsdark

    Can’t wait to try Gnome 3.10…

  • Magneira

    Wow this is really bealtiful, cant wait to try it!

  • Sudhir Khanger

    This post and the last post are just amazing. Thanks and congrats.