GNOME 3.9.5 Development Release

GNOMEtters & GNOMErs,

the latest development update before our planned freezes and beta release for GNOME 3.1o is finally available.

I know, better and bigger things are now happening in Brno, but allow me to introduce you one or two changes. This is the first release including GStreamer 1.1Ā with feature additions for the API and ABI of our favourite multimedia framework. We have an updated geolocalization framework, with a rewritten geocode-glib and the initial release of geoclue2. This means… Yes, GNOME Maps is finally available for your pleasure and testing.

Other noticeable changes include support to RFKill for Linux systems, no more password prompt for Google calendars, redesign for Universal Access panel in System Settings and the ability for all your mortal beings to win a GNOME chess game šŸ˜‰

More details about all changes and news are available here:

The GNOME 3.9.5 release itself is available here:

JHBuild moduleset to compile GNOME 3.9.5 by hand are available here:

Next stop mark is August 22, with our beta release.


This release is a snapshot of early development code. Although it isĀ buildable and usable, it is primarily intended for testing and hackingĀ purposes. GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate developmentĀ status.

For more information about 3.9, the full schedule, the official moduleĀ lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colourful 3.9 page:Ā

For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please seeĀ


Happy coding and testing,
Luca, in the behalf or release team.

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