GNOME 3.4 is here!

I’m so excited that GNOME 3.4 has been released. There is a lot of good information in the press release and the release notes that were published today. GNOME 3.4 is great – it’s much more polished and also fixes a number of small things that make a much better user experience (including some users found annoying in the previous GNOME 3 releases).

Some of the improvements include:

  • Smoother scrolling, better systems settings
  • Document search
  • Video calling added to Empathy
  • More intelligent pop-ups and message tray
  • Better accessibility support
  • Sleek and zippy Epiphany (which is also renamed to “Web”)
  • Better hardware support
  • A lot of small enhancements made through our Every Detail Matters effort

Since version 3.2 six months ago, GNOME received 41,000 contributions made by 1,275 people – incredible! Many thanks to the whole GNOME community for working together on this release, and to Matthias Clasen, Allan Day, Andreas Nilsson and Andre Klapper for working so hard on all of the coordination to get the release out the door.

GNOME 3.2 released!

GNOME has just announced the release of GNOME 3.2. Check out the release notes to see what’s been added. Kudos to the release team and the rest of the GNOME community who pulled together to make this happen.

Bradley and I held the release of this week’s Free as in Freedom episode a day to match the release date and you can hear us talk a bit about that as well as Matthew Garrett’s post about the UEFI issue. Since we’re often a little behind the times in reporting back about the conferences we’ve attended, we also include a brief interview from the Desktop Summit with Jos Poortvliet.