GNOME 3.28 Beta 1 released
Posted on: 02/15/2018 09:04 AM

GNOME 3.27.90, the first beta release of the upcoming GNOME 3.28 series has been released

GNOME 3.28 Beta 1 released

Better late than never: GNOME 3.27.90 is here, exactly one week later than originally scheduled.

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 world to reflect this. App developers are encouraged to test their applications against new versions of GNOME to make sure they are still building and working well.

If you want to compile GNOME 3.27.90, you can use the official BuildStream project snapshot. Thanks to BuildStream's build sandbox, it should build reliably for you regardless of the dependencies on your host system:

The list of updated modules and changes is available here:

The source packages are available here:

Some commentary. As is typical for our development releases, I ran into some build issues. As usual, maintainers received either an email or a ping on IRC if I found an issue with your module. Unfortunately, I had to temporarily drop a couple modules. The gtkmm module (which is based on GTK+ 4, not gtkmm-3) seems to be keeping up with changes in GTK+ 4 in git, but not making releases. Either it will need to either start releasing following GTK+ 4, or we'll need to drop it until GTK+ 4 development slows down. Additionally, gnome-documents and gedit have been temporarily removed due to build issues.

We also have a problem with some prominent modules not getting releases. Notably, GNOME 3.27.90 includes GNOME Shell 3.27.1 and mutter 3.27.1, which are the latest-available versions. This is sad. Let's do better next cycle, please.

As a reminder, there will be no 3.27.91 release next week due to the delay of 3.27.90. You'll get an automated reminder later this week; just ignore it.

Thanks for your hard work on GNOME 3.28. It's going to be great!

This release is a snapshot of development code. Although it is buildable and usable, it is primarily intended for testing and hacking purposes. GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate development status.

For more information about 3.27, the full schedule, the official module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our 3.27 wiki page:

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