GNOME 3.10

I’ve just flipped the switch to release GNOME 3.10. As always, the last few days before the release were pretty hectic, trying to hunt down blocker bugs. A fun bug showed up on Monday, when all of a sudden, gnome-continuous started to show serious rendering issues on the login screen – its awesome rollback capability allowed Colin to quickly determine that the breakage had appeared within the last 24 hours. Only, there was no suspicious-looking commits anywhere to be seen. After considerable head-scratching and debugging, Ray found that the culprit was the change of the gdm version number from 3.9.90 to 3.10.0. It turned out that gnome-shell was using a simple string comparsion with the string ’3.5.90′ to determine if the gdm version was new enough. That worked great all the way from GNOME 3.6 through 3.9 …

With that bug out of the way, and another client-side-decoration related rendering glitch tracked down by Giovanni and Owen on the day of the release, GNOME 3.10.0 is now officially available. You can find the release notes here. This time, we even managed to have a live image available at the time of the release, you can find it here.

I think it has turned out to be a pretty nice relase. As always, I’ve taken a couple of screenshots during smoke testing:

System SettingsThe new system status menu and the new display panel.

Login screenThe new system status menu on the login screen.

ApplicationsSome existing and new applications.

More applicationsSome up and coming applications to look forward to in 3.12.

17 thoughts on “GNOME 3.10”

  1. Hi!
    I don’t know who they are so: could you, please, suggest to those responsible for the ISOs to make them available for download by torrent?
    This can reduce the load on servers and is much more friendly to the sharing “thing”.
    Thanks!

  2. Wow- this release really came together with a lot of things we’ve all been looking forward to. It really feels like all the pieces are in place, and the dream we had in 3.0 has materialized, for the most part. Just need a few more of those applications and it’ll really be a complete experience- I’m so happy about how much went into this cycle. Thanks for all the dedicated work, once again.

  3. Looks great, been following it through the development cycle, and downloaded that live image right now. I’ve tried pretty much all the other environments available and keep coming back to Gnome 3 due to its polish. Simply nothing comes close to the design detail that goings into these releases.

  4. Great work, I am really looking forward to this release!

    Btw what is the name of the group chat / IRC application shown on the last screenshot?

  5. Job well done, everybody! The project has come a long way and so much progress has been made lately. Thank you, sincerely.

  6. I’m very grateful to all contributors who worked so hard to deliver 3.10! I especially like the merger of the titlebar with the rest of the window, it saves a good deal of precious vertical space. Please keep up all the nice incremental changes and the polish!

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