Here is another collection of things I’ve seen appear in the tarballs that are coming in for the 3.5.3 development snapshot.
Accessibility is now ‘always on’. We’ve worked towards this goal ever since GNOME 3.0, and we’re finally at a point where we can have accessibility enabled by default without affecting stability or performance in a major way.
To celebrate this achievement, we’ve added a ‘Screen Reader’ item to the shell menu.
The first signs of ‘Enterprise Login’ (i.e. Active Directory) support can be seen in the user panel. This is first and foremost the achievement of Stef Walter, who has more information on his blog post.
Some of our smaller applications and utilities are getting some love and attention. As an example, here is the reimplemented baobab disk usage analyzer.
Mounting removable media is now handled with a shell-style dialog.
Finally, the list of supported online accounts keeps growing longer.