Gnome 3.4 Released

Apr 04, 2012

Gnome 3.4 offers new features, updates, a multitude of bug fixes, and other minor improvements.

The Gnome Release Team has announced the availability of Gnome 3.4. According to the announcement, this version includes "major new features, significant updates to a host of Gnome applications, and a huge number smaller fixes and refinements."

Specifically, Gnome 3.4 includes a new document search facility for quick access to content, smooth scrolling, and new application menus, which are located on the top bar. The Gnome web browser, now known as Web, has been given a new interface along with significant performance improvements, and Documents and Contacts also sport updated interfaces and new features.

According to the announcement, polishing and refining Gnome 3 was a big focus for this release. This effort has resulted in a multitude of bug fixes and other minor improvements, including updated interface components, a more polished visual theme, and better hardware support. Full details of the changes found in Gnome 3.4 can be found in the release notes.

The website advises those wanting to try Gnome 3.4 to wait until it is made available through distributions. For commit digests, release announcements, and Gnome team updates, go to http://news.gnome.org.

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