“This six-month effort wouldn’t have been possible without the whole GNOME community, made of contributors and friends from all around the world: developers, designers, documentation writers, usability and accessibility specialists, translators, maintainers, students, system administrators, companies, artists, testers and last, not least, users. GNOME would not exist without all of you. Thank you to everyone!”.
If you do not know already, GNOME is a free and open source project that is mainly known for its flagship GNOME desktop environment project. It’s been in the Linux world for past 19 years and is the default choice of desktop environment on a number of Linux distributions.
GNOME desktop brings a modern look with cutting-edge features (for e.g., maps) to Linux. It has its own set of applications as well that are used in non-GNOME environment as well. GNOME Software is one such example which is known as Ubuntu Software Center in Ubuntu 16.04 and later versions.
GNOME 3.22 features
Eager to know what features GNOME 3.22 brings to the table? Here are some of the main features of GNOME 3.22:
- Better Flatpak integration. Now you can easily install Flatpak apps using the Software application.
- Numerous improvements in Files (file manager) application. Main new feature allows batch renaming of files. Apart from that, compressed file functionality has also been integrated into Files. Many other user interface improvements have been added as well.
- New Photo sharing feature
- redesigned keyboard settings
- NickServ integration in Polari (GNOME’s IRC application)
- Improved support for the Wayland display server
- Software application improved
- Improved GTK+ and other GNOME development tools
You can see the detailed list of changes in GNOME 3.22 here.
You can watch this video to see most new features in GNOME 3.22 in action:
The newly released GNOME 3.22 should be coming very soon to rolling release Linux distributions such as Antergos. Other distributions such as Ubuntu GNOME would have to wait a long time to get their hands on it.
There should be a PPA available soon to provide an unofficial way of installing GNOME 3.22 on Ubuntu, but at the time of writing this article, I am not aware of one.
How excited are you about the new release and features of GNOME 3.22?