Dhananjay Sathe sent in news of an application he's been working on that will be of use to those running GNOME 3 - a wallpaper slideshow tool.
GNOME developer Allan Day has previewed designs for a new 'contacts' application due to feature in GNOME 3.2.
A new GNOME 3 'Adwaita' theme for Firefox 4 has been made available for download.
GNOME 3’s default theme is a pale, elegant affair. Granted the window controls are a bit on the, shall we say beefier side, but it’s still a great theme that is very easy on the eye. If you like the theme and want to use it in Ubuntu, but don’t want the hassle that comes with it adding the GNOME 3 PPA, you now can thanks to a GTK2 port of the theme dubbed ‘Aldabra’.
GNOME 3 Chrome users can now match their browser to the rest of their system with the release of an 'Adwaita' Chrome theme by designer Garrett LeSage.
Evolution 3.0 is finally available for Ubuntu 11.04 GNOME 3 users to install, thanks to danilo. Evolution 3.0 for GNOME 3 doesn't differ greatly from Evolution 2.x as found by default in Ubuntu 11.04 - at least not on the surface. But if you're using GNOME 3 in Ubuntu you might as well be using the latest version of its default mail application, too.
A recent proposal be PulseAudio and systemd lead developer Lennart ?Poettering to add systemd raised concerns that GNOME might drop support for non-Linux platforms. This isn't the aim; and here's why.
Take this one with a pinch of hearty pinch of salt for now, but, in a post to the GNOME Developer Mailing List, Jon McCann - a tour de force in the GNOME world and pioneer of GNOME Shell itself - has urged that GNOME not only become an OS, but forgo keeping support for other non-Linux operating systems such as BSD, Solaris and Unix in the process.
OS X uses them, GNOME 3 uses them, and for the Oneiric Ocelot so will Ubuntu. What am I talking about? These....
Ubuntu 11.04 users who have opted for GNOME Shell over Unity as their desktop environment can benefit from a truly integrated Ambiance theme, thanks to DeviantArtist thedeviantmars.
Due to the high priority of Unity in the Ubuntu 11.04 development cycle, the inclusion of GNOME3 into Ubuntu were postponed until 11.10, and Unity was shipped in Ubuntu 11.04 as a shell for GNOME2 instead. Not wanting to waste any time, development on 11.10 started yesterday and GNOME3 packages have begun landing in Ubuntu 11.10.
The latest version of the GNOME desktop environment has been released - and what a release it is. GNOME 3, aside from looking visually different to GNOME 2 thanks to its new 'Shell' - has had a refit, rethink and re-code of pretty much everything.