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Links 23/11/2013: GNOME News

Posted in News Roundup at 5:01 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

  • GNOME’s Virtual Filesystem Gained SFTP Push Support

    The second development version towards the GVFS 1.20 application for the upcoming and highly anticipated GNOME 3.12 desktop environment, has been released for testing a few days ago, introducing several important features, improvements, cleanups, translations, and bugfixes.

    Various areas have been covered in this new development release of GVFS, the virtual filesystem for the GNOME desktop environment, designed to allow users to easily access remote data via FTP, SFTP, SMB, WebDAV, as well as local data via MTP, OBEX, or Udev integration, including SFTP, SMB, AFP, archive, trash, recent, and daemon.

  • GNOME Power Manager 3.11.1 Relies On Intltool 0.50

    The first development release towards GNOME Power Manager 3.12 has been announced a few days ago by the GNOME developers. This version introduces a few fixes, updated translations, and one new feature.

  • GNOME Settings Daemon 3.10.2 Fixes Laptop Battery Remaining Time Issue

    The GNOME development team has released the second maintenance release for the stable GNOME Settings Daemon 3.10 package, which is part of the GNOME 3.10.2 desktop upgrade.

  • Developers deny GNOME dependent on systemd

    Speculation notwithstanding, the GNOME desktop environment is not dependent on systemd, the init system that has been the subject of much discussion, two senior GNOME developers say.

  • Evince 3.10.2 Fixes Five Annoying Bugs

    The second and most probably the last maintenance release of the stable Evince 3.10 document viewer application for the GNOME 3.10 desktop environment has been released a few days ago, a version that fixes five annoying bugs and updates several translations.

  • Broadway Gets Touch Support; GTK3 On The iPad

    Broadway, an HTML5 back-end for GTK3 to allow running GTK3 programs in modern web-browsers, has picked up an interesting feature.

    As of this morning, GTK+ Git has initial touch event support for Broadway. The commit message by Red Hat’s Alexander Larsson reads, “This seems to get something going on an ipad, but some events seem to get swallowed. For instance, window dragging doesn’t work.”

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