GNOME tells us this week about very few news, almost everything related to libadwaita

GNOME Shell Extensions

During the weekends, both GNOME as KDE they tell us about what they have done in the last 7 days, or news about what is to come. GNOME does it in its own way, and KDE in its way, which means that one talks about less, but more specifically, like in the past week, and the other tells us about more, but also mentions things that will come in the distant future. Yesterday, the project behind the most used desktop in Linux published one note, but I think they've broken the record for shortest.

In fact, if the accounts do not fail me, we have been told about 5 changes, and 4 of them are related to libadwaita. The fifth is one of the third party projects, one close to GNOME, but has not entered its circle (Circle). Even so, we could not stop publishing this entry, and then you have what happened in the week from April 1 to 8 in GNOME.

This week in GNOME

  • libadwaita:
    • Some changes to AdwToast: Added a way to set custom widgets as titles, and also a handy adw_toast_new_format() constructor.
    • AdwTabBar styling has been updated. Which tab is selected should be much more obvious now, especially in the dark variant or with only 2 tabs open.
    • Added a use-markup property to AdwPreferencesRow. Previously, classes like AdwActionRow always treated the values ​​for the title and subtitle as Pango marks. The new property can be used to disable this behavior. This is especially useful if the values ​​are obtained from external data/inputs.
    • For AdwComboRow the default value of use-markup will be FALSE. This is because factories by default do not expect Pango markup. Therefore, the use-subtitle property is incompatible with the old subtitle behavior that interprets the subtitle as Pango markup.
  • uhttpmock has been ported to Meson. uhttpmock is a library to facilitate client testing of HTTP/REST APIs offline.

And that has been all this week in GNOME. We hope to talk about more changes next week.


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