Update GNOME to the latest upstream release, 3.24
- Name: Kalev Lember
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Release notes owner: Simon Clark (sclark)
- Product: Workstation
- Responsible WG: Workstation
Tentative new features for 3.24 include:
- Updated System Settings panels: User Accounts, Printer, Online Accounts
- Tag Editing in GNOME Music
- ownCloud integration in GNOME Music
- Sharing Framework
- Photo Import
- Passwords and Keys Application
- Revamped Header Bar and Bookmarks in Web
- Browse as root in Files
More details are available in https://wiki.gnome.org/ReleasePlanning/FeaturePlans
Benefit to Fedora
Fedora stays in sync with upstream.
- Proposal owners:
- Keep existing GNOME packages updated
- Follow upstream module changes
- Package new applications and new dependencies of existing GNOME packages for GNOME 3.24
- Other developers: N/A
- Release engineering: N/A
- List of deliverables: N/A
- Policies and guidelines: N/A
- Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)
Upgrading from GNOME 3.22 to 3.24 should not have a major impact.
How To Test
Generic 'desktop testing' is always appropriate for a major new desktop version.
Notable additions or changes to the GNOME user experience in 3.24 include:
GNOME 3.24 will be released in March 2016 and fits well into Fedora 26 schedule. In case of issues with individual modules that aren't either released in time or aren't deemed suitable for Fedora 26, we'll continue using the GNOME 3.22 versions of these modules.
- Contingency mechanism: The Workstation WG evaluates the GNOME 3.24 prerelease before F26 beta freeze and reverts individual changes as needed.
- Contingency deadline: beta freeze
- Blocks release? No
Fedora 26 includes the latest version of the GNOME desktop, 3.24. For more information about what is new in this GNOME release, see the release notes.