Better Late Than Never: GNOME 3.28 Beta Desktop Arrives for Valentine's Day


A week later than initially expected, the upcoming GNOME 3.28 desktop environment entered beta stages of development today, just in time for some Valentine’s Day testing.

GNOME 3.28 is the next major update to the widely-used Linux desktop environment, which is now used by default in the popular Ubuntu operating system. It promises many new features, as well as a wide range of enhancements, especially under the hood as most of the components were ported to the Meson build system.

Most importantly, the beta was delayed because the GNOME 3.28 desktop environment is now using BuildStream project’s build sandbox, which ensures a reliable build process regardless of the dependencies you might have installed on your GNU/Linux operating system.

“With this release, the release team is no longer going to be building or releasing non-core applications. We have renamed the apps moduleset to word to reflect this. App developers are encouraged to test their applications agains… (read more)
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