GNOME: GNOME 3.20 Released: Major New Features, Many Refinements

We are excited to announce the release of GNOME 3.20. This latest version of GNOME 3 is the result of six months of development and includes 28,933 changes, made by approximately 870 contributors.

3.20 has been named “Delhi” in recognition of this year’s GNOME.Asia organizing team. GNOME.Asia is an important annual GNOME event, and is only possible due to the hard work of local volunteers. This year it will be held in Delhi, India between the 21st and 24th of April.

Making the announcement, the Release Team’s Matthias Clasen thanked the GNOME community for the work that went into the release, saying “This six months’ effort wouldn’t have been possible without the whole GNOME community, made of contributors and friends from all around the world: developers, designers, documentation writers, usability and accessibility specialists, translators, maintainers, students, system administrators, companies, artists, testers and last, not least, users. GNOME would not exist without all of you.”

Highlights for 3.20 include:

  • OS upgrades can now be installed using Software
  • Wayland support has improved significantly, with kinetic scrolling, drag-and-drop, and middle-click paste
  • Keyboard shortcuts and gestures can be easily learned with new shortcut overlay windows
  • Privacy controls have been improved with per-application location access
  • Quick access to media controls directly from the shell
  • Searching in Files has been much improved
  • Builder can now build XDG-Apps, a new cross-distro framework for building and distributing desktop applications. These can also be installed directly from GNOME Software

You can find more information about these changes and much more in the release notes.

Press

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Development: GNOME 3.20

The GNOME Project is proud to announce the release of GNOME 3.20, “Dehli”.

This release brings significant improvements to many of our core
applications, such as system upgrades and reviews in Software, simple
photo editing in Photos and improved sear…

KDE Plasma 5.6 Release

KDE Plasma 5.6 Video

Plasma 5.6KDE Plasma 5.6

Tuesday, 22 March 2016. Today KDE releases a feature-packed new version of its desktop user interface, Plasma 5.6.

This release of Plasma brings many improvements to the task manager, KRunner, activities, and Wayland support as well as a much more refined look and feel.

 

Slicker Plasma Theme

Breeze Color Scheme SupportBreeze Color Scheme Support

The default Plasma theme, Breeze, now follows the application color scheme allowing for a more personalized experience. A new ‘Breeze Light’ together with ‘Breeze Dark’ theme can be used to bring back the previous behavior. Additionally, tooltip animations have become more subtle.

 

Supercharged Task Manager

Copy ProgressCopy Progress

Multitasking has just become easier. The much improved task manager in Plasma 5.6 now displays progress of tasks, such as downloading or copying files.

Media Controls Media ControlsMedia Controls in Panel and Tooltips

Moreover, hovering a music or video player shows beautiful album art and media controls, so you never have to leave the application you’re currently working with. Our media controller applet that shows up during playback also received some updates, notably support for multiple players running simultaneously.

Jump List Using Firefox Jump List Using Firefox Jump List Using SteamJump List Using Steam

Not only did we improve interacting with running applications, starting applications gets in your way less, too. Using Jump Lists you can launch an application and jump, hence the name, to a specific task right away. This feature is also present in the application launchers.

 

Smoother Widgets

KRunner Folderview in PanelKRunner’s Smoother look and Folderview in Panel

There are many refinements to the overall visuals of Plasma in this release. KRunner gained support for drag and drop and lost separator lines to look smoother while icons on the desktop traded the solid label background for a chic drop shadow. Users that place a folder applet in their panel can enjoy improved drag and drop, support for the back button on a mouse as well as choosing between list and icon view. On the more technical side, many small fixes to hi-dpi scaling have found their way into this release.

 

Weather

Weather WidgetWeather Widget

 

Another feature returns from the old days, the weather widget.

 

On the road to Wayland

WaylandPlasma using Wayland

With Plasma 5.5 for the first time we shipped a Wayland session for you to try out. While we still do not recommend using Wayland as a daily driver, we’ve made some significant advances:

  • Window decorations are now supported for Wayland clients giving you a beautiful and unified user experience
  • Input handling gained all features you’ve come to know and love from the X11 world, including ‘Focus follows mouse’, Alt + mouse button to move and resize windows, etc
  • Different keyboard layouts and layout switching

Tech Preview System Integration Themes

We are trailing a tech preview of Breeze themes for Plymouth and Grub, so Plasma can give you a complete system experience from the moment you turn your computer on.

Also previewed in simple systemtray, an experimental systemtray replacement. Plasma Media Center remains in tech preview but work is ongoing for Plasma 5.7.

Full Plasma 5.6.0 changelog

Joomla! 3.5 is Here

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Development: GNOME 3.19.92 Release Candidate

Hello all,

GNOME 3.19.92 is now out; this is our release candidate for 3.20,
scheduled next week. Please go and try it.

To compile GNOME 3.19.92, you can use the jhbuild modulesets published
by the release team (which use the exact tarball versions …

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BTS Video | Heart of Gielinor: Encampment | Easter 2016

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Joomla! 3.5 Release Candidate Released

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Updates to Firefox Hello Beta

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Joomla! 3.5 Beta 5 Released

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Development: GNOME 3.19.91

Hi,

GNOME 3.19.91 is now available. This is our second beta release on the
way to 3.20. Please try it and let us know how well it works for you.

With the second beta our Freeze continues and deepens:

– API/ABI Freeze (No API or ABI changes should b…

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Drupal 8.0.5 released

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See the Drupal 8.0.5 release notes for a full list of included fixes.

Download Drupal 8.0.5
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Top 10 contributing customers

We spent a lot of time thinking about how to highlight the organizations in our Marketplace that are actively contributing to the project. There are some awesome Drupal shops and hosting partners out there that are making a huge difference.

Service providers that you see in the marketplace are only part of the story of how Drupal is built.

Last week, we launched a new list of organizations on Drupal.org that shows every profile that has been created for an organization. This includes companies, universities, nonprofits, governments and more. These are our customers and community organizations that use Drupal to power their web experiences. By giving their developers time to contribute code back to the community, they are helping to ensure the project gets the best ideas from the most diverse group of makers and builders.

While the new view shows all organizations, I was able to pull out the top 10 customers—organizations that do not sell Drupal services or hosting—and community organizations (e.g. community from a region).

So who have been most active among this type of organization over the last 90 days?

  1. Examiner.com – 56 issue credits
  2. Pfizer – 29 issue credits
  3. Freitag – 19 issue credits
  4. Drupal Ukraine Community – 17 issue credits
  5. ARTE G.E.I.E. – 15 issue credits
  6. University of Waterloo – 13 issue credits
  7. Card.com – 13 issue credits
  8. Gemeente Venlo – 11 issue credits
  9. Dennis Publishing – 9 issue credits (and they are Drupal Association members to boot!)
  10. NBCUniversal – 7 issue credits

Check out the full list of every organization with a profile on Drupal.org. Keep in mind, we can only track issue credits when issue participants credit an organization and when maintainers award those credits.

Only organizations with a profile on Drupal.org can be credited. Confirmed users can add new organizations.

We are all excited to see where this takes us and what we can learn about how organizations that use Drupal are giving back.

If your company or organization wants to give back in ways other than contributing in the code and issue queues, consider becoming an organization member, joining one of our supporter programs, or sponsoring a DrupalCon or camp.