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

Core Utilities

Baobab / Disk Usage Analyzer Version 3.6.0 / 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.
  • Near-complete rewrite in Vala (with substantial internal
  • Completely new user interface concept (with more changes to come)

Brasero Version 3.6.0 / 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.
  • Ported to GStreamer 1.0
  • Many Bug Fixes

Empathy Version 3.6.0 /  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.
  • Better Localization
  • Empathy can now be built with GStreamer 1.0 support (–enable-gst-1.0=yes)
  • Lots of bug fixes
  • Support for Ubuntu On-line Accounts
  • Many changes on interface

Eye of Gnome Version 3.6.0 / 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.
  • Lots of bug fixes
  • Many new and updated translations
  • Unify navigation in zoomed and unzoomed modes
  • Provide an application menu
  • Support for per-instance plugins

Epiphany / Web Version 3.6.0 /  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.
  • New overview with most visited pages as starting page
  • Many code cleanups and bug fixes
  • Improved URL autosearch
  • Support for WebKit2 (ability to build)
  • Make the browser recover from broken session state files

Evince Version 3.6.0 / 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.
  • Many translation updates
  • Many bug and memory leak fixes
  • Add find options to the find bar
  • Inhibit the screensaver
  • Store and restore current folder when opening or saving file

GCalctool Version 6.6.0 / Git / Homepage
GCalctool is an application that solves mathematical equations.
  • Allow multiple instances of gcalctool
  • Many translation updates
  • Replace menu bar with a gmenu
  • Many bug fixes

Gnome Contacts Version 3.6.0 / Git / Homepage
An app to access and store information about your contacts.
  • Added help menu item
  • Port webcam support to libcheese and use the new gstreamer 1.0 based libcheese
  • Use the new evolution-data-server APIs for addressbook configuration
  • Ship a search provider for the shell

Gnome Font Viewer Version 3.6.0 / Git / Homepage
A font viewer utility for GNOME.
  • Improve performance when loading the application’s overview
  • Monitor fontconfig directories for new fonts
  • Translation updates and some bug fixes

Gnome Screenshot Version 3.6.0 / Git / Homepage
A little tool that allows Gnome users to take pictures of their screen.
  • Use GResource for UI files
  • Add an application menu for interactive mode
  • Translation updates and a few bug fixes

Gnome System Monitor Version 3.6.0 / Git / Homepage
Gnome System Monitor is a GNOME process viewer and system monitor with a nice easy-to-use interface.
  • Many new and updated translations
  • Some bug fixes

Gnome Terminal Version 3.6.0 / 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.
  • Documentation and translation updates

GuCharmap Version 3.6.0 / Git / Homepage
Character map, based on the Unicode Character Database
  • Update to Unicode 6.2.0 beta
  • Translation updates

Nautilus Version 3.6.0 / Git / Homepage
Nautilus is the official file manager for the GNOME desktop.
  • Improve performance and stability of the search engine
  • A new design and detachable tabs
  • A ton of bug fixes and memory leak plugs
  • Add a Shell search results provider
  • Reorganize application and gear menu, and add a menu for view actions
  • New design for the Connect to Server dialog
  • Use a ranking algorithm for search results
  • Add Copy To and Move To actions
  • Add an application menu
  • Removal of Compact View, Extra Pane, Tree View

Sushi Version 3.6.0 / Git
A previewing application for Gnome file managers
  • Port to libmusicbrainz5
  • Port to GStreamer 1.0
  • A few fixes and translation updates

Totem Version 3.6.0 / 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.
  • Fix some bugs and memory leaks
  • Port to GStreamer 1.0
  • Rename to Videos
  • Move some menu items to the gmenus
  • Use Clutter for the OSD
  • Plenty of build fixes to make it possible to build with Wayland support
  • Use Grilo to list DVDs and other optical media
  • Add HTTP proxy support

Yelp Version 3.6.0 / Git / Homepage
Get help on GNOME desktop with Yelp.
  • Fixed new-style Mallard conditional processing
  • Updated translations

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  • Adonis K (Vαяēмēиøš)

    Does Empathy support meta-contacts yet? or should i put my hopes on 3.8?

    • alex285

      What meta-contacts is?

      • Wolframium

        For example, I have a contact on MSN called John Smith and I want to add his facebook im account.
        With meta contacts both would appear inside a meta contact called John Smith, without it, the program will display 2 contacts called John Smith.

        • alex285

          Oh I see. I am afraid I cannot answer this, because I run Ubuntu Gnome and Ubuntu Online Accounts don’t work nicely with GOA at the moment. It is supposed to work, at least if you set up the accounts inside Gnome Contacts. But in general this Quarteto (GOA-UOA-Contacts-Empathy) isn’t working quite well :)

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