Only when you try many operating systems, or many desktops, are you able to see the best and worst of each. Although I've been using Linux for years 99% of the time, I also have an old iMac and a portable SSD where I have Windows. In the years when I used OS X, now known as macOS, a lot, I used its Preview a lot, an application that allowed me to preview everything, and even make some edits. Something similar to that and that can be used in GNOME is Sushi, and shows something similar to what heads this article.
If I mention this first thing, it is also because it has done GNOME. And no, it is not that they have made any progress on this software, but rather that the project is looking for a maintainer for it. The current one has seen how his life changed in many aspects, and at present he can no longer dedicate time to Sushi. If anyone is interested, this link there is more information.
This week in GNOME
- libadwaita has now AdwEntryRow y AdwPasswordEntryRow.
- When configuring an external repository for backups, Pika Backup now offers the option to infer the configuration from existing files in the repository. If BorgBackup was previously used with a different tool or via the command line, this can help set up Pika Backup. Also, to optimize performance, new repositories are now initialized with the, in this case, faster BLAKE2 hash algorithm, if the current system does not support SHA256 CPU instructions.
- Has been added mold to the extension org.freedesktop.Sdk.Extension.rust-stable. In this way, Rust-based projects using flatpak can easily take advantage of decreased build time.
- New version of Authenticator, with news such as:
- Port to GTK4.
- Support for encrypted backups.
- Use the camera portal to scan QR codes.
- Compatible with the GNOME Shell browser.
- Better favicon detection.
- Refined the user interface.
- Pods has many new features, starting with the name change (previously it was Symphony). Among the rest of the news:
- A manual dark mode, which can be activated regardless of system style.
- Image details are now displayed on a separate page within a brochure instead of in an ExpanderRow.
- A dialog can now be opened to display basic information about Podman.
- Containers can now be easily renamed through a dialog.
- The Pods dialog has been reworked and now offers more options.
- A circular indicator now provides information about the CPU and memory status of a container.
- Container logs can now be viewed and searched.
- A dialog can now be used to create and start new containers from existing images.
- Furtherance 1.1.2 has been released, and it is now able to add tabs, the icon has better alignment, the start button and the delete button are blue and red respectively, and it has been translated into three more languages.
- new player version amberol (0.4.0), with new features such as now showing the waveform of the song being played, a button has been added to modify playlists, and it now has a fully responsive user interface, because you don't have to forget mobile devices or that Phosh is the version of GNOME for this type of device.
On the other hand, the GNOME Foundation has written several articles about where it is going:
Where is the Foundation going? No to the cloud! I wrote this post to shed some light on a program the Foundation wants to do, how it will impact the GNOME Project, and how contributors can help shape it.
And that's been it for this week at GNOME.