The GNOME 3.32 release date has been set, with the full release schedule for the next development also finalised. 

Yes, I know: the GNOME 3.30 release literally only just arrived, but development doesn’t stop.

So to save you asking “when is GNOME 3.32 released” — read on.

GNOME 3.32 Release Schedule

The release schedule for the GNOME 3.31 development cycle — trivia: only the final stable release takes the even-number — has been published on the GNOME wiki and reveals that GNOME 3.32 will be released on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

GNOME 3.32 will be released on Wednesday, March 13, 2019

*Cue the sound of a thousand GNOME Calendar apps being launched all at once!*

No great shock, really; GNOME traditionally issues a new release every 6 months, one in March, one in September.

Ahead of the final release there’s all the fun of the development cycle (which happends under the GNOME 3.31 version number). It’s during these first formative months that we learn more detail on the sort of features and improvements devs have planned for the desktop.

The first of these development milestones (GNOME 3.31.1) will make its appearance on 10 October, and will be followed by a series of a successive development snapshot each month.

But the three key dates you should add to GNOME Calendar (or other calendaring app) are the following ones:

GNOME 3.32 Beta 1 February 6, 2019
GNOME 3.32 Release Candidate March 6, 2019
GNOME 3.32.0 Stable Release March 13, 2019

After the stable release is out a point release will appear a month later, with GNOME 3.32.1 scheduled for release on April 10, 2019.

What to expect in GNOME 3.32?

GNOME 3.32 is something of an “unknown” quantity right now — but it has the potential to be a rather interesting release.

There’ll (of course) be further Wayland improvements, more work on GTK 4.0, as well as finessing of Flatpak, and core GNOME app.

But hopefully we’ll see some UI and UX-related changes too.

Might the redesigned GNOME icon theme we previewed in July feature? What about those seriously cool new login and lock screens?

Exciting times!

As always, we’ll cover the key developments during the next six months, so be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed or follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date!

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