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GNOME Shell 3.11.90 Changelogs

Another amazing release of GNOME is coming soon! Best things on this development cycle happened to GTK, and therefore to all GNOME Applications.

GNOME 3.12 Beta (3.11.90) marks the UI freeze of Gnome-Modules, but further changes are possible with the permission of Release and Translation Teams.

Shell (3.12 beta, released today) still keeps busy most of developers, so it brings quite many new things and closes tens of bugs.

Succinctly the major changes:

  • Performance Optimizations
  • Introduce of Jumplists
  • Introduce of custom AppFolders
  • Introduce of Locations
  • New Search Providers, Terminal, Software
  • Better Keyboard Navigation in windows overview
  • Better handling of network connections
  • Changes in application launching
  • Support for the new GTK+ notification API
  • Theming improvements
  • Lots of bug fixes!

Did I miss something? Aah, yes, Shell (& GNOME) can now work on top of Wayland ( not default :( ), and there is also the highly anticipated support for high resolution (HiDPI – Wayland, Cairo, Icons) displays (Chromebooks, Tablets, etc)!

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Changelogs

I also want to re-read the changelogs so I add them here since we auto-generate the bugzilla links, something’s handy :)

3.11.90

  • Stop showing two bluetooth entries [Giovanni; #709353]
  • Improve styling of login/lock screen [Reda; #723833]
  • Fix magnifier crosshairs [Magdalen; #723709]
  • Make NetworkManager support optional [Michael; #669495]
  • Make middle-click open a new instance [Florian; #695010]
  • Scale the UI on high resolution displays [Cosimo, Adel; #705410, #724607]
  • Remove notification counter on screen shield [Carlos; #709275]
  • Improve app picker transition [Carlos; #722331]
  • Add geolocation indicator to status menu [Zeeshan; #723684]
  • Improve timestamps in chat notifications [Carlos; #708031, #715158]
  • Improve network menus [Giovanni; #723570]
  • Add “VPN Setting” item to VPN submenu [Giovanni; #709167]
  • Improve appearance of disclosure arrows [Carlos; #720206]
  • Add GSetting key to disable version validation of extensions [Adel; #724683]
  • Delay auto-removing empty workspaces [Florian; #709064]
  • Offer offline updates in the shutdown dialog [Kalev; #722898]
  • Animate tile previews [Florian; #665758]
  • Misc. bug fixes and cleanups [Giovanni, Ryan, Debarshi, Florian; #709128, #722342, #723661, #724184, #724256, #724293, #724305, #722554, #724282, #724690, #722928]

3.11.5

  • Fix extension preference tool [Florian; #722334]
  • Fix keyboard activation of legacy tray icons [Giovanni; #721267]
  • Add radial background shade for modal dialogs [Giovanni; #669798]
  • Show attached modal windows in the overview [Giovanni; #650843]
  • Add support for desktop actions [Giovanni; #669603]
  • Indicate in system status when location service is used [Zeeshan; #709372]
  • Add support for extended app folder schema [Jasper; #723179]
  • Show status icon for wired network connections [Jasper; #708966]
  • Indicate airplane mode in network selection dialog [Giovanni; #709128]
  • Misc bug fixes and cleanups [Florian, Sebastian, Giovanni, Tim, Matt, Jasper; #722417, #722494, #722547, #722593, #722434, #722787, #722690, #722840, #722660, #722812, #723197, #722927, #723306, #723308, #723523, #709685, #723570]

3.11.4

  • Fix removal of workspacaes that are not at the end [Giovanni; #721417]
  • Allow session mode to be specified in the environment [Ray; #720894]
  • Special-case launching of terminals [Debarshi; #695010]
  • Always show arrow if app switcher is scrollable [Jonh; #711467]
  • Implement new app folders system [Jasper; #722117]
  • Remove arrow from background menu [Tarun; #699608]
  • Misc bug fixes and cleanups [Giovanni, Andika, Florian, Ray; #721039, #721439, #721507, #721629, #721868, #722210]

3.11.3

  • Fix fade effect of desktop icons [Florian; #707671]
  • Fix issues with background management code [Jasper; #709313]
  • Use new Glib facilities for application search [Jasper; #711631]
  • Add focus indication to session menu button [Sebastien; #710539]
  • Fix hover tracking for StEntries [Jasper; #706749]
  • Fix reentrancy issue in message tray [Jasper; #711694]
  • Tone down zoom animation on login/unlock [Jasper; #712362]
  • Allow specifying monitor for OSD [Carlos; #712664]
  • Fix resetting prompt on user switch [Ray; #710456]
  • Stop using gnome-bluetooth-applet [Bastien; #719341]
  • Add support for EAP-FAST password requests [Dan; #719813]
  • Fix entry focus of chat notifications [Jasper; #709853]
  • Make window previews keyboard navigatable [Jasper; #644306]
  • Fix app switcher order with dialog windows [Florian; #719824]
  • Allow remote search providers without icons [Debarshi; #719965]
  • Fix various alignment issues in RTL locales [Yosef; #712638, #712596, #712594, #712600, #712579]
  • Misc. bug fixes and cleanups [Jasper, Florian, Giovanni, Dan; #712727, #712753, #719378, #719730, #719803, #710115, #720017, #719815, #719567, #720298]

3.11.2

  • Cache search result display actors [Jasper; #704912]
  • Use username in userWidget if real name doesn’t fit [Jasper; #706851]
  • Support shell_global_reexec_self() on OpenBSD [Antoine; #709571]
  • Support disabling browser plugin [Colin; #711218]
  • Restore support for ‘disable-restart-buttons’ [Florian; #711244]
  • Validate parameters of exposed DBus methods [Florian; #699752]
  • Connect applications to systemd journal if available [Colin; #711626]
  • Misc bug fixes and cleanups [Florian, Jasper; #711205, #698486, #711416, #644306, #711555, #709806, #711631, #711732]

3.11.1

  • power: Use UPower directly instead of gnome-settings-daemon [Bastien; #710273]
  • Implement support for new GTK+ notification API [Jasper, Giovanni, Florian; #710137, #710596]
  • gdm: Don’t allow user-list to fill up the entire screen [Florian; #710555]
  • Don’t autostart remote search providers at login [Giovanni; #708830]
  • Fix spacing in end-session dialog [Sebastien; #710543]
  • Prepare for js24 [Tim; #711052]
  • Misc bug fixes and cleanups [Jasper, Florian, Adel, Tim, Sebastien; #710347, #710144, #710541, #691409, #710745, #688331, #704912]

Mutter

Alongside with Shell, we have the Mutter changes. GDM 3.11.90 hasn’t been released yet, but it mostly brings some portability fixes for BSDs.

3.11.90

  • Use correct output property for backlight control [Robert; #723606]
  • Fix double-scaling on high DPI resolutions [Adel; #723931]
  • Make tile previews a compositor effect [Stefano, Florian; #665758]
  • Misc. bug fixes and cleanups [Ryan, Giovanni, Jasper; #722530, #724257, #724258, #724364, #720631, #707851, #707897]

3.11.5

  • Fix CSD titlebars being placed off-screen [Jasper; #719772]
  • Expose MetaWindow:skip-taskbar property [Florian; #723307]
  • Fix legacy tray icons showing up blank [Adel; #721596]
  • Fix configuration of cloned monitors [Adel; #710610]
  • Misc bug fixes and cleanups [Jasper, Adel, Jonas; #720631, #723468, #723563]

3.11.4

  • Don’t leave focus on windows that are being unmanaged [Owen; #711618]
  • Reduce server grabs [Daniel Drake; #721345, #721709]
  • Improve heuristic to determine display output name [Cosimo Cecchi; #721674]
  • Atomically unmaximize both directions [Jasper; #722108]
  • Misc bug fixes [Debarshi, Andika; #721517, #721674]

3.11.3

  • xrandr: Use “hotplug_mode_update” property [Marc-André; #711216]
  • Fix position of attached dialogs for CSD windows [Giovanni, Owen; #707194]
  • Fix focus issues with external OSKs [Jasper; #715030]
  • Add a MetaCullable interface [Jasper; #714706]
  • Fix window group paint volume [Owen; #719669]
  • Fix frame extents problems [Owen; #714707]
  • Add shortcut to move windows between monitors [Florian; #671054]
  • Fix problems with focus tracking [Owen; #720558]
  • Misc. bug fixes and cleanups [Rui, Jasper, Owen; #712833, #678989, #720106, #720417, #720630]

3.11.2

  • Fix resize operations using mouse-button-modifier [Lionel; #710251]
  • Misc. fixes and cleanups [Jasper, Rico, Florian; #711731]

3.11.1

  • Don’t require at least one output device to be connected [Giovanni; #709009]
  • Name the guard window [Andrew; #710346]
  • Use new UPower API [Bastien]
  • Expose min-backlight-step [Asad; #710380]
  • Don’t focus the no-focus-window for globally active windows [Jasper; #710296]
  • Misc. fixes and cleanups [Jasper, Rico, Olav, Magdalen; #709776] 

 
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  • http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/ Bu Buccaneer

    What about image tearing? Can Gnome devs at least officially declare that no work will be done until Wayland is implemented?

    • alex285

      I don’t know that bug, but personally I have said many times that GNOME should officially announce the “popular” issues. Like ATi support which was a blocker bug in my opinion.