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GNOME Shell 3.6.3 release fixes 4 major bugs

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Shell 3.6.3

The latest release of Shell corrects:

  • #688487 Shell recorder now sets the duration of frames right,  which caused the resulting videos to have a broken header and couldn’t calculate the video time correct. All output webm was showing 1sec duration.
  • #686800 While dragging the lock screen curtain, if you were pressing “Esc” the unlock dialog could be disappeared and having a gray screen hat you can’t login. Shell now block cancellation of the unlock dialog when dragging.
  • #690766, #691170 Fixing the settings in <Brightness and Lock> Panel for locking the system after a time. The setting for screen locking in the system settings didn’t seem to be taking effect.
  • #683986 Fixing various issues in Message Tray. In F18 the MessageTray sometimes completely disappears and there are more issues with Empathy Chat Bubbles. The description of the bug is : MessageTray: fix reentrancy when calling out to the grab helper.


Mattias Põldaru [et], Sandeep Sheshrao Shedmake [mr], Wouter Bolsterlee [nl], Rajesh Ranjan [hi], Nilamdyuti Goswami [as], Ani Peter [ml], Andika Triwidada [id], Krishnababu Krothapalli [te], Shankar Prasad [kn], Dr.T.Vasudevan [ta], Runa Bhattacharjee [bn_IN], Rafael Ferreira [pt_BR], Balázs Úr [hu], Gheyret Kenji [ug], Yasumichi Akahoshi [ja], Yoji TOYODA [ja], Alexandre Franke [fr]

Mutter 3.6.3

  • #556696 Fix maximized windows jumping between monitor. That affects dual monitors users.
  • #693042 Fix windows turning black when redirected again. That affects certain applications like Scratch


Runa Bhattacharjee [bn_IN], Rajesh Ranjan [hi], Krishnababu Krothapalli [te], ManojKumar Giri [or], Dr.T.Vasudevan [ta], Shankar Prasad [kn],Rafael Ferreira [pt_BR]

It is up to your distributor when these fixes will arrive in your box, and if you aren’t sure what Shell are you running you can see it by:

$ gnome-shell --version


Bugzilla.gnome was down yesterday and the day before yesterday for several hours.  After the drawable hardware issue GNOME had some months ago they had to move the DB on combobox (which is a machine meant for NFS+VMs). The container (the main NFS node) was going out of space thus the need to move the database back to their main mysql host and leave combobox for NFS. The DB was 25G in size and the dump/restore took 3 hours. This work made by Andrea Veri and Owen Taylor.

Also GNOME Archives are going to get a fresh look similar to GNOME Bug Squad.

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  • Ron

    Finally the correction to message tray in 3.6.3!

  • Rajesh Ksv

    Any idea when will it be available in Ubuntu 12.10 ?

    • alex285

      Not a clue, but I checked on launchpad and I see that Quantal Release Repo have GS 3.6.1 while Updates Repo pushed GS 3.6.2 in Nov 27, 2 weeks after GS 3.6.2 initial release (Nov 12).

      • Rajesh Ksv

        When will it be available in gnome3 repos atleast so that I can install in 12.10 ?

        • alex285

          If you mean GNOME3 Team PPA, as far as I know they don’t ship Shell (for Quantal), since Shell is in Official Ubuntu Repos.

    • Ron

      Who knows?

  • Paolo

    Anybody knows some workaround for this? —>

    • alex285

      I don’t know a workaround, but I just can confirm that with the same versions as you, I don’t have that bug

      • Paolo

        Probably I identified real reason for that issue.

        Try to install “nautilus-sound-converter”. Btw, thank you for your help.

        • alex285

          Thank you, you just crashed my Nautilus :) Yes that is the reason :)

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  • 7svito

    Instantly reached Arch repo… Thanks!

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