GNOME Shell 3.1.90 released
Posted on: 08/30/2011 07:20 AM

GNOME Shell 3.1.90 has been released

While there are many substantial features in this release, it's
particular worth pointing out the changes contributed by our
Summer of Code Students: Nohemi Fernandez's onscreen keyboard,
Morten Mjelva's contact search, and Neha Doijode's work on
getting cover art and other images to display in notifications.

About GNOME Shell
=================

GNOME Shell provides core user interface functions for the GNOME 3
desktop, like switching to windows and launching applications. GNOME
Shell takes advantage of the capabilities of modern graphics hardware
and introduces innovative user interface concepts to provide a
visually attractive and easy to use experience.

Tarball releases are provided largely for distributions to build
packages. If you are interested in building GNOME Shell from source,
we would recommend building from version control using the build
script described at:

http://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell

Not only will that give you the very latest version of this rapidly
changing project, it will be much easier than get GNOME Shell and its
dependencies to build from tarballs.

News
====

* Add an on-screen keyboard that uses Caribou as a backend
[Nohemi, Dan; #612662]
* Allow searching for people in the overview using libfolks
as the backend [Morten; #643018]
* Add a "Login Screen" mode to be used when GDM is running; this
mode has a stripped down user interface, and also contains the
code to display the user list and authentication. [Ray; #657082]
* Rework user menu to separate out "Do Not Disturb" from the IM
status and to visually match GNOME Contacts. [Florian; #652837]
* Implement displaying images such as cover-art in notifications
[Neha, Marina; #621009]
* Support default actions for notifications [Florian; #655818]
* Networking
- Stop using nm-applet for dialogs; do them as proper system modal
dialogs in the shell code. [Giovanni; #650244]
- Fix handling of hidden access points [Giovanni; #646454]
* Telepathy integration
- Support subscription requests [Guillaume, Xavier; #653941]
- Notify on account connection errors [Alban, Jasper, Xavier; #654159]
- Allow approving file transfers [Guillaume; #653940]
- Improve styling of messages [Jasper; #640271]
* Extension system [Jasper; #654770]
- Support live enabling and disabling of extensions
- Add the ability to install extensions from HTTP
- Enhance D-Bus interface for controlling extensions
- Collect errors separately for each extension
* Add Main.panel.addToStatusArea for extension convenience
[Giovanni, Jasper, Marc-Antoine; #653205]
* Port to the new gnome-menus API. Clean up and speed up
application information loading [Colin; #648149, #656546]
* Use the accountsservice library rather than cut-and-pasted GDM code
[Florian; #650893]
* Add a D-Bus interface to take a screenshot; this will avoid various race
conditions with the current gnome-screenshot approach [Adel; #652952]
* Show numeric indicators to distinguish duplicate keyboard names
[Giovanni; #650128]
* Add GNOME Documents to the favorites list [Adel; #657520]
* Update the clock immediately on resume from suspend [Colin; #656403]
* Remove animation support from StAdjustment [Ray; #657082]
* Support configuration of calendar applications via gsettings
[Tassilo; #651190]
* Don't fade in alt-Tab - wait a bit and show it instantly [Rui; #652346]
* Darken workspace background on all workspaces [Rui; #656433]
* Improve detection of the starting day of the week [Florian; #649078]
* Add StButtonAccessible [Alejandro]
* Visual tweaks to match mockups
[Allan, Dan, Jasper, Marina; #640271, #655627, #655428, #656732]
* Misc bug fixes [Dan, Florian, Giovanni, Guillaume, Jasper, Jeremy, Rui;
#645708, #646761, #653119, #654398, #656125, #654707, #654898, #654638,
#656335, #657111]
* Code cleanups [Colin, Dan, Guillaume, Ray;
#652718, #654639, #648651, #655813, #657082]
* String tweaks [Jasper, Jeremy; #652984, #640271]
* Build fixes [Jasper, Nohemi; #644275, #655812]

Contributors:
Jeremy Bicha, Giovanni Campagna, Xavier Claessens, Alban Crequy,
Guillaume Desmottes, Allan Day, Neha Doijode, Nohemi Fernandez,
Tassilo Horn, Rui Matos, Morten Mjelva, Florian Müllner, Alejandro Piñeiro,
Jasper St. Pierre, Ray Strode, Colin Walters, Dan Winship,
Marina Zhurakhinskaya

Translations:
Ivaylo Valkov [bg], Mario Blättermann [de], Diego Escalante Urrelo,
Jorge González, Daniel Mustieles [es], Arash Mousavi [fa], Fran Dieguez [gl],
Yaron Shahrabani [he], Andika Triwidada, Wibiharto [id],
Aurimas ÄŒernius [lt], Umarzuki Bin Mochlis Moktar [ml], Kjartan Maraas [nb],
A S Alam [pa], Daniel Nylander [se], Ngô Chin, Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy [vi],
Aron Xu [zh_CN], Chao-Hsiung Liao [zh_HK, zh_TW]

Download
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http://download.gnome.org/sources/gnome-shell/3.1/gnome-shell-3.1.90.tar.xz (998K)
sha256sum: 310754ecd7a0b40b46e93fdbde8ccb5477c12a3835640f99224cb8c2fb8a2a6d

http://download.gnome.org/sources/gnome-shell/3.1/gnome-shell-3.1.90.tar.bz2 (1.13M)
sha256sum: 4c9e61c6c96535110fafb844520392a62afc4fcc4eb79d376ad705a793cb0f5c



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