Because not only does the penguin live on Plasma, a minor update of another graphical environment was launched a few hours ago. In fact, what has been available for a few hours is GNOME 3.34.4, the fourth maintenance release of one of the most popular Linux graphical environments. Not surprisingly, it is the desktop that Ubuntu uses in its main edition, and Canonical's is one of the most used Linux-based operating systems in the world.
I have commented on Plasma as a joke because it is the graphical environment that a server uses and because the news about the KDE graphical environment is more interesting and frequent. In any case, Project GNOME has today released an update to its graphical environment that has arrived to correct errors, the fourth in this series. Here are some of the changes that have been made in this version.
Highlights of GNOME 3.34.4
- GNOME Shell has changed its screen recorder from VP9 to VP8 due to problems with GStreamer.
- Bug and crash fixes in GNOME Music.
- Mutter has fixed their OpenGL ES 2.0 support and has also fixed several memory leaks.
- GMIME now offers methods to read 64-bit timestamps of certificate / signature creation date and expiration date to address potential Y2038 issues.
- The Epiphany web browser has received some love fixing several bugs.
- Addressed race conditions and bug fixes among other fixes to Glib. There is also a fix for a possible denial of service vulnerability that was closed within Glib.
As explained in the release note, GNOME 3.34.4 is a release that contains several weeks of bug fixes And what is more important, "it should be safe to upgrade from v3.34.3 of the graphical environment«. The next version will already be a v3.34.5 that is planned for the end of March. Later, GNOME 3.36 will arrive to introduce interesting changes like the ones you can read in this article.