GNOME 3.37.1 now available as a first step towards the Groovy Gorilla environment

GNOME 3.37.1

After release of the version that was included in systems like Ubuntu 20.04 and release some maintenance releases, the project is already focusing on the next installment. And there is already a first version: GNOME Project launched GNOME 3.37.1, which is nothing more than the first test version of GNOME 3.38, numbering that the graphical environment will receive when the release is stable. At the moment not many details have been given about the environment itself, but about some applications.

Among the new applications, perhaps those included in GNOME Calendar, GNOME Screenshot and Nautilus stand out because they are apps that most of us use when we work in this graphical environment, but they have also included new features in GNOME Shell, such as adding support for the filter of parental controls. Below you have a News list that have been included in GNOME 3.37.1, but note that they are not as exciting as those that will be presented when the first official beta launches.

What's New in GNOME 3.37.1

  • GNOME Calendar includes a new engine, support for webcal: // links, and other enhancements.
  • GNOME Screenshot has redesigned its user interface. Now it can also be used without X11 support.
  • Nautilus now supports multimedia zoom keys, among other improvements.
  • GNOME Shell adds support for the parental controls filter, has fixed some crashes, and several other improvements.
  • Epiphany can now import Chrome / Chromium bookmarks as well as HTML files.
  • Evolution includes a new back-end for accessing NextCloud notes.
  • Gedit has removed awareness of the X11 workspace due to workspaces not being supported by Wayland while X11 support is deprecated.
  • Glib-networking has re-established support for the TLS 1.0 / 1.1 protocol (due to COVID-19).
  • The Flatpak version of GNOME Boxes now builds its FreeRDP support with OpenH264 enabled.
  • GNOME Maps includes a new adaptive user interface for narrow screens.
  • Mutter has fixed a crash when sharing screen in non-maximized windows.
  • Orca has improved screen reading support for Visual Studio Code.

This is only the first step towards GNOME 3.38, a graphical environment that will include systems like Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla and will be released September 16.

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  1.   CRISTIAN said

    They seem like great improvements to me, to be a first version of development.