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= GNOME 3.12 =
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= GNOME 3.14 =
  
 
== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
Update GNOME to the latest upstream release. Depending on the Fedora 21 schedule, this might
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Update GNOME to the latest upstream release, 3.14
be GNOME 3.12 or 3.14.
 
  
 
== Owner ==
 
== Owner ==
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== Current status ==
 
== Current status ==
 
* Targeted release: [[Releases/21 | Fedora 21]]  
 
* Targeted release: [[Releases/21 | Fedora 21]]  
* Last updated: 2014-03-05
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* Last updated: 2014-09-09
* Tracker bug: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>
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* Tracker bug: [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1089273 #1089273]
  
 
== Detailed Description ==
 
== Detailed Description ==
The new features for GNOME 3.12 include:
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The new features for GNOME 3.12 and 3.14 include:
 
* More complete hi-dpi support
 
* More complete hi-dpi support
 
* gnome-software better integrated
 
* gnome-software better integrated
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** app folder configuration in the overview
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** software updates in the poweroff dialog
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** support for application add-ons
 
* totem is now Videos
 
* totem is now Videos
 
* New applications:
 
* New applications:
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* Windows live email support
 
* Windows live email support
 
* A terminal search provider
 
* A terminal search provider
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* Multi-touch support in the desktop and applications
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* A revamped theme
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* Wayland support merged into mutter
  
The Wayland port of GNOME is still a preview in 3.12.
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The Wayland port of GNOME is in beta quality in 3.14.
 
 
The feature set for GNOME 3.14 has not been determined yet.
 
  
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==
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** Keep existing GNOME packages updated
 
** Keep existing GNOME packages updated
 
** Follow upstream module changes
 
** Follow upstream module changes
** Package new applications and new dependencies of existing GNOME packages
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*** Obsolete mutter-wayland (Done)
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** Package new applications and new dependencies of existing GNOME packages for GNOME 3.12:
 
*** gnome-logs (Done)
 
*** gnome-logs (Done)
 
*** gnome-sound-recorder (Done)
 
*** gnome-sound-recorder (Done)
 
*** polari (Done)
 
*** polari (Done)
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** Package new applications and new dependencies of existing GNOME packages for GNOME 3.14:
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*** adwaita-icon-theme (Done)
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*** vte291 (Done)
  
 
* Other developers:
 
* Other developers:
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== Upgrade/compatibility impact ==
 
== Upgrade/compatibility impact ==
Upgrading from GNOME 3.10 to a newer release should not have a major impact. Compatibility of installed shell extensions cannot in general be guaranteed. GNOME 3.12 introduces a setting to
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Upgrading from GNOME 3.10 to a newer release should not have a major impact. Compatibility of installed shell extensions cannot in general be guaranteed. GNOME 3.12 introduces a setting to disable the version check for adventurous users.
disable the version check for adventurous users.
 
  
 
== How To Test ==
 
== How To Test ==
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* Wired network status is again being shown in the system status area
 
* Wired network status is again being shown in the system status area
 
* Geolocation (geoclue) is also reflected in the system status area
 
* Geolocation (geoclue) is also reflected in the system status area
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* Open dialogs no longer disappear in the overview
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* Software updates are offered in the GNOME shell poweroff dialog
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Notable additions or changes to the GNOME user experience in 3.14 include:
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* gnome-software details pages are accessible from the overview
  
 
== Dependencies ==
 
== Dependencies ==
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== Documentation ==
 
== Documentation ==
 
* GNOME 3.12 [https://wiki.gnome.org/ThreePointEleven/Features planned features]
 
* GNOME 3.12 [https://wiki.gnome.org/ThreePointEleven/Features planned features]
* GNOME 3.12 https://wiki.gnome.org/ThreePointEleven/ schedule]
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* GNOME 3.12 [https://wiki.gnome.org/ThreePointEleven/ schedule]
* GNOME 3.12 [https://help.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/3.12/ release notes] (not yet available)
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* GNOME 3.12 [https://help.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/3.12/ release notes]
* GNOME 3.14 [https://wiki.gnome.org/ThreePointThirteen/Features planned features] (not yet available)
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* GNOME 3.14 [https://wiki.gnome.org/ThreePointThirteen/Features planned features]
* GNOME 3.14 https://wiki.gnome.org/ThreePointThirteen/ schedule] (not yet available)
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* GNOME 3.14 [https://wiki.gnome.org/ThreePointThirteen/ schedule]
* GNOME 3.14 [https://help.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/3.14/ release notes] (not yet available)  
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* GNOME 3.14 [https://help.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/3.14/ release notes] (not yet available)
  
 
== Release Notes ==
 
== Release Notes ==
Fedora 21 includes the latest version of the GNOME desktop, 3.12. For more information about what is new in this GNOME release, see the release notes.  
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Fedora 21 includes the latest version of the GNOME desktop, 3.14. For more information about what is new in this GNOME release, see the release notes.  
  
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Latest revision as of 18:10, 11 September 2014

GNOME 3.14

Summary

Update GNOME to the latest upstream release, 3.14

Owner

  • Name: Matthias Clasen
  • Email: mclasen@redhat.com
  • Release notes owner:
  • Product: Workstation
  • Responsible WG: Workstation

Current status

Detailed Description

The new features for GNOME 3.12 and 3.14 include:

  • More complete hi-dpi support
  • gnome-software better integrated
    • app folder configuration in the overview
    • software updates in the poweroff dialog
    • support for application add-ons
  • totem is now Videos
  • New applications:
    • gnome-logs: A systemd journal viewer
    • gnome-sound-recorder: A simple utility for audio recordings
    • polari: A irc client
  • Google cloud print support
  • Windows live email support
  • A terminal search provider
  • Multi-touch support in the desktop and applications
  • A revamped theme
  • Wayland support merged into mutter

The Wayland port of GNOME is in beta quality in 3.14.

Benefit to Fedora

Fedora stays in sync with upstream.

Scope

  • Proposal owners:
    • Keep existing GNOME packages updated
    • Follow upstream module changes
      • Obsolete mutter-wayland (Done)
    • Package new applications and new dependencies of existing GNOME packages for GNOME 3.12:
      • gnome-logs (Done)
      • gnome-sound-recorder (Done)
      • polari (Done)
    • Package new applications and new dependencies of existing GNOME packages for GNOME 3.14:
      • adwaita-icon-theme (Done)
      • vte291 (Done)
  • Other developers:
    • Package new dependencies:
      • libinput (Done)
  • Release engineering:
    • Extract app data for gnome-software during package builds and provide it in repositories
  • Policies and guidelines:
    • Add app data expectations to packaging guidelines

Upgrade/compatibility impact

Upgrading from GNOME 3.10 to a newer release should not have a major impact. Compatibility of installed shell extensions cannot in general be guaranteed. GNOME 3.12 introduces a setting to disable the version check for adventurous users.

How To Test

Generic 'desktop testing' is always appropriate for a major new desktop version.

Specific testing for new features: TBD

User Experience

Notable additions or changes to the GNOME user experience in 3.12 include:

  • The app folders that are used in the overview can now be managed in gnome-software
  • GTK+ dialogs are using header bars
  • Open terminals appear in the search results in the overview
  • Wired network status is again being shown in the system status area
  • Geolocation (geoclue) is also reflected in the system status area
  • Open dialogs no longer disappear in the overview
  • Software updates are offered in the GNOME shell poweroff dialog

Notable additions or changes to the GNOME user experience in 3.14 include:

  • gnome-software details pages are accessible from the overview

Dependencies

As part of the Wayland port, GNOME now depends on libinput. Launching of Wayland sessions from gdm requires logind.

Contingency Plan

GNOME 3.12 will be released in March 2014, so it is not in doubt that we'll be able to ship it in Fedora 21. 3.14 may or may not fit into the Fedora 21 schedule.

  • Blocks release? No
  • Blocks product? Complete Wayland support may require 3.14

Documentation

Release Notes

Fedora 21 includes the latest version of the GNOME desktop, 3.14. For more information about what is new in this GNOME release, see the release notes.