All distributions are encouraged to update to GNOME 3.30

Oct 31, 2018 14:17 GMT  ·  By  ·  Comment  · 
GNOME 3.30.2 released
   GNOME 3.30.2 released

GNOME Project's Javier Jardón announced a few moments ago the general availability of the second and last planned point release of the latest GNOME 3.30 desktop environment.

Initially planned for an October 24 release, the GNOME 3.30.2 packages are now officially available to everyone who wants to install or update to the latest and most advanced GNOME desktop environment release, GNOME 3.30. As expected, this second and last scheduled point release includes various bug fixes and improvements to core components and apps, so updating to this release is highly recommended for all users.

"I'm pleased to announce the release of GNOME 3.30.2, the final planned release for the GNOME 3.30 series (sorry for the week delay)," said Javier Jardón on behalf of the GNOME Release Team. "It includes numerous bugfixes, documentation improvements, and translation updates. All distributions shipping GNOME 3.30 are strongly encouraged to upgrade."

Coming soon to a GNU/Linux distro near you

The GNOME 3.30.2 point release will soon be available in the stable software repositories of your favorite GNU/Linux distributions, but if you can't wait until then, you can always compile it by yourself by using the official BuildStream project snapshot or the source modules. The BuildStream build is recommended though as it will install GNOME 3.30.2 regardless of the dependencies on your system.

Now that work is done on the GNOME 3.30 "Almeria" desktop environment series, the GNOME Project can now concentrate its efforts on the next major release expected in spring 2019, GNOME 3.32, whose development cycle kicked off earlier this month with the first milestone. A second development snapshot for the GNOME 3.32 desktop environment is expected in mid-November.

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