It's the weekend again, and that means that two of the most used desktops in Linux have published notes about news that have arrived or are about to arrive. The first to do so, last night in Spain, was GNOME, who started his article for the week of April 29 to May 6 by talking about Characters. This application is an official one from which we can see and share emojis.
The latest version of Characters now supports compound emojis, that is, if there is one with different skin tones, now we can choose the one that best suits our needs. Also, more flags have been included, and the icons are arranged in a proper order, and not by their code numbers. The rest of the news they mentioned yesterday are as follows:
This week in GNOME
- New version of Apostrophe, a markdown text editor, in which some errors have been corrected and few improvements have been added, such as updated translations. Work is also underway on bringing it to GRK4.
- The first version of Geopard, a simple and colorful gemini client, has been released. It can be downloaded from Flatub.
- Another new application is Citations, a new manager for BibTeX references. It is a small app to manage our bibliographies and facilitate the copying of citations from LaTeX to other formats. Citations is now in full development, but there is a stable version at Flatub.
- They have introduced OS-Installer, a generic installer that can be customized by distributions to install an operating system
- Workbench has introduced a new library including WebSocket client, Toast, Application Windows and desktop notifications. And among other news:
- The console can be collapsed by changing its size.
- Prevents system.exit from closing the Workbench.
- Allow calling GObject.registerClass multiple times.
- Avoid crashing when using non-GtkBuildable objects.
- Allows the use of DBus and Gio.Application.
- Allows the use of the network.
- Enables preview of GtkWindow objects.
- Design improvements.
And that, along with a mention of the last Linux App Summit, has been all this week in GNOME.