GNOME puts Papers in its incubator in another week with many new features

This week in GNOME

As we have already commented on different occasions, how good it has been for GNOME and its users the initiative in which they tell us about the news that has occurred during the week. Since that moment, and also when they opened their circle, many developers have been encouraged to present their work, and the environment has many more options than before. An example is something that happened in the week from February 16 to 23: Papers has entered the GNOME incubator, and it is a fork of the Evince document viewer. In short, a new option to add.

On the other hand, it has also been very good that a company like Sovereigh Tech Fund trusted them. Weeks ago donated a million to GNOME and since then they have not stopped improve everything related to the project, including its infrastructure. In the following list there is an introduction of what they have done in the last seven days with that donation, a point that we do not put in full to improve the readability of the article.

This week in GNOME

  • With the donation of STF
    • During this week they have introduced improvements in accessibility, security, hardware support, the platform and encryption for the personal folder. To read all the details, the link to the original article is at the bottom of this post.
  • Papers has been accepted into the GNOME incubator. It is part of the process to accept it as an official application (Core). It's about a fork of the Evince document viewer, which was not easy to adapt to GTK4 and Libadwaita. Papers has already done it.


  • Gaphor 2.24.0 has now arrived, complying with what REUSE asks for, making it easier for third parties to build on top of Gaphor, and with improvements in CSS rendering.

Gaphor 2.24.0

  • Ear Tab 0.6.0 arrived with:
    • Several improvements to the “Rename selected files” feature, such as syntax highlighting and the ability to move renamed files to a folder (and create subfolders from tags).
    • a new “Extract tags from file name” option that can automatically extract tags based on a pattern.
    • options to remove all tags from a file or undo all pending changes.
    • and some small design tweaks.

Ear Tag 0.6.0

  • search-provider, the Rust zbus-based library to interact with GNOME SearchProvider, has just released its version 0.8.1. As a novelty in this version, a new feature has been added to convert gdk::Textures into icons that can be sent over the bus.
  • The GStreamer team has announced the first release candidate for the upcoming stable release 1.24.0. This 1.23.90 pre-release is for testing and development purposes in the lead-up to the 1.24 stable series which is now frozen for commits and scheduled for release very soon. Depending on how things go, there could be more release candidates in the coming days, but in any case the goal is to release 1.24.0 as soon as possible. Preliminary release notes will be available in the coming days, highlighting all the new features, bug fixes, performance optimizations, and other important changes.
  • Planify 4.5 has arrived with an elegantly redesigned date and time selection widget, which further improves the user experience. Additionally, several bugs have been fixed to ensure optimal performance and smooth workflow. But that is not all:
    • Seamless integration with Nextcloud.
    • Simplified migration of tasks from Planner.
    • Improved Task Management: Experience the convenience of drag-and-drop task movement, allowing you to effortlessly organize your workload with a simple click and drag.
    • Clearer Visibility: Gain valuable insights with the “Always show completed subtasks” option, keeping track of your progress and ensuring nothing is missed.
    • Efficient task creation: Introducing the “Create More” feature, which allows you to quickly add multiple tasks without interrupting your workflow.

Planify 4.5

And this has been all this week in GNOME.

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