KDE-Apps.org Applications for the KDE-Desktop 
 GTK-Apps.org Applications using the GTK Toolkit 
 GnomeFiles.org Applications for GNOME 
 MeeGo-Central.org Applications for MeeGo 
 CLI-Apps.org Command Line Applications 
 Qt-Apps.org Free Qt Applications 
 Qt-Prop.org Proprietary Qt Applications 
 Maemo-Apps.org Applications for the Maemo Plattform 
 Java-Apps.org Free Java Applications 
 eyeOS-Apps.org Free eyeOS Applications 
 Wine-Apps.org Wine Applications 
 Server-Apps.org Server Applications 
 apps.ownCloud.com ownCloud Applications 
 KDE-Look.org Artwork for the KDE-Desktop 
 GNOME-Look.org Artwork for the GNOME-Desktop 
 Xfce-Look.org Artwork for the Xfce-Desktop 
 Box-Look.org Artwork for your Windowmanager 
 E17-Stuff.org Artwork for Enlightenment 
 Beryl-Themes.org Artwork for the Beryl Windowmanager 
 Compiz-Themes.org Artwork for the Compiz Windowmanager 
 EDE-Look.org Themes for your EDE Desktop 
 Debian-Art.org Stuff for Debian 
 Gentoo-Art.org Artwork for Gentoo Linux 
 SUSE-Art.org Artwork for openSUSE 
 Ubuntu-Art.org Artwork for Ubuntu 
 Kubuntu-Art.org Artwork for Kubuntu 
 LinuxMint-Art.org Artwork for Linux Mint 
 Arch-Stuff.org Art And Stuff for Arch Linux 
 Frugalware-Art.org Themes for Frugalware 
 Fedora-Art.org Artwork for Fedora Linux 
 Mandriva-Art.org Artwork for Mandriva Linux 
 KDE-Files.org Files for KDE Applications 
 OpenTemplate.org Documents for OpenOffice.org
 GIMPStuff.org Files for GIMP
 InkscapeStuff.org Files for Inkscape
 ScribusStuff.org Files for Scribus
 BlenderStuff.org Textures and Objects for Blender
 VLC-Addons.org Themes and Extensions for VLC
 KDE-Help.org Support for your KDE Desktop 
 GNOME-Help.org Support for your GNOME Desktop 
 Xfce-Help.org Support for your Xfce Desktop 
openDesktop.orgopenDesktop.org:   Applications   Artwork   Linux Distributions   Documents    Linux42.org    OpenSkillz.com   

- News . 
click to vote up

GNOME: GNOME Community releases GNOME 3.8.

Published Mar 27 2013 via RSS

Groton, MA - March 27, 2013.

The GNOME Community is proud to announce the release of GNOME 3.8, the latest update of the free software desktop environment and developer platform, which continues to refine and redefine the concept of the user experience. Easy to use and incredibly powerful, GNOME delivers amazing performance, stunning graphics and enhanced privacy. GNOME comes with software that’s easy to learn and a pleasure to use.

GNOME 3.8 is the outcome of six months of effort by GNOME developers and their partners and contains 35,936 contributions by approximately 960 people. It provides new features, fixes, and improvements that include a range of applications to satisfy users' needs and new designs that continue to provide the very best in user interaction.

GNOME 3.8 is welcomed by the volunteers and companies who contribute to its success.

“Intel is happy to join the celebration of the GNOME 3.8 release. Many of our engineers are part of the strong community that has once again come together to drive innovation and deliver constant improvement for the Linux desktop.” said Imad Sousou, director of Open Source Technology Center, Intel.

“As a principled distribution, Debian's main goal is to provide our users with the greatest free software out there, bundled as a coherent whole. Thanks to GNOME, our default desktop for many many years,” said Stefano Zacchiroli, Debian Project Leader, “we have been able to offer to our users a free productivity environment which is both visually appealing and easy to use. I wish the GNOME community all the best of luck for GNOME 3.8, which we are looking forward to have in our development release.”

In this release, privacy has become one of GNOME's primary focuses. GNOME 3.8 includes new privacy and sharing settings to allow you to be in control of information on your computer. Additionally, this is the first release to support OwnCloud integration. These new changes will allow you to easily track your activities and protect your personal information, making GNOME more secure than ever.

GNOME's web browser has also seen significant changes, providing a faster and more fluid web experience.

“We're really excited about the 3.8 release,” said a statement issued by Igalia, “in part because Web, the GNOME browser, debuts its WebKit2 backend, something we at Igalia have been working hard on for years. WebKit2 delivers a state-of-the-art web runtime to our platform, with increased responsiveness, security and stability, making Web 3.8 and all the applications using WebKit much more pleasant and exciting to use.”

Other new features presented in GNOME 3.8 include revamped search functionality from the Activities Overview, an updated Application launching view, and a new pressure-activated notification bar.

GNOME 3.8 also includes a large number of bug fixes and enhancements. Many usability details have been addressed that provide a more polished experience, including improvements to the notifications system, lock screen, and overview. Many of these changes were made as part of the second round of the Every Detail Matters initiative, which fixed nearly 60 usability bugs during the 3.8 development cycle.

GNOME 3.8 for the first time comes with GNOME Classic for those who prefer a traditional desktop experience. GNOME Classic configures the desktop to include popular GNOME 2 features but with the underlying power of GNOME 3 technologies. The GNOME Classic experience is further enhanced by GNOME's growing library of community created extensions.

“GNOME 3 is elegant by default and extremely configurable by design,” said Karen Sandler, Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation. “The release of GNOME Classic is evidence of the ability to customize GNOME through extensions and demonstrates how our developers have listened and responded to feedback from the community.”

These changes and many others in GNOME 3.8 are detailed in the 3.8 release notes.

A screenshot pack for GNOME 3.8 is available to download.


GNOME was started in 1997 by two then-university students, Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena Quintero. Their aim: to produce a free (as in freedom) desktop environment. Since then, GNOME has grown into a hugely successful enterprise. Used by millions of people around the world, it is the most popular environment for GNU/Linux and UNIX-type operating systems. GNOME's software has been utilized in successful, large-scale enterprise and public deployments.

The GNOME community is made up of hundreds of contributors from all over the world, many of whom are volunteers. This community is supported by the GNOME Foundation, an independent non-profit organization that provides financial, organizational and legal assistance. The Foundation is a democratic institution that is directed by its members, who are all active GNOME contributors. GNOME and its Foundation works to promote software freedom through the creation of innovative, accessible, and beautiful user experiences.

BackRead original postSend to a friend

Add comment

Add comment
Show all posts

 Who we are
More about us
Frequently Asked Questions
Updates on identi.ca
Updates on Twitter
Content RSS   
Events RSS   

Add App
Public API
About GTK-Apps.org
Legal Notice
Spreadshirt Shop
CafePress Shop
Sponsor us
Report Abuse

Copyright 2007-2016 GTK-Apps.org Team  
All rights reserved. GTK-Apps.org is not liable for any content or goods on this site.
All contributors are responsible for the lawfulness of their uploads.