#3 Documentation and Libraries

• Curated by Thib

Update on what happened across the GNOME project in the week from July 23 to July 30.

Core Apps and Libraries


Building blocks for modern GNOME apps using GTK4.

Alexander Mikhaylenko says

libadwaita now supports .flat style class for header bars, as used in applications like Solanum or Breathing

Tobias Bernard says

Libadwaita window shadows are now softer and way nicer looking (merge request).

Text Editor

Text Editor is a simple text editor that focus on session management.

Allan Day says

In Text Editor, Christian Hergert changed the preferences to a sidebar, and added a style schema option

Allan Day announces

Also in Text Editor, Christian did a round of bug fixing and added keyboard shortcuts for zooming - https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-text-editor/-/commit/ed44e9b08565421d9234e2d7e0844d35ce24d40c


Lets you install and update applications and system extensions.

Allan Day reports

Adrien Plazas and Jakub Steiner added a new icon set for system components - https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-software/-/merge_requests/868

Allan Day announces

This week in Software:

Adrien Plazas announces

I made application screenshots scale to the window’s width - https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-software/-/merge_requests/867


Maps gives you quick access to maps all across the world.

Corentin Noël says

In libshumate, James Westman implemented support for rotating a Map: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/libshumate/-/commit/c54ed6c66b72a2d8016319c5c991a4c6a506109c


A remote desktop client.

Allan Day announces

Felipe Borges landed various improvements to the Connections user experience:


Emmanuele Bassi says

The new developer documentation website is up at developer.gnome.org. The old API references are available at developer-old.gnome.org.

Circle Apps and Libraries

Martín Abente Lahaye reports

GNOME Circle accepted two new apps this week. We’re happy to welcome Podcasts and Wike!


A simple screen recorder with a minimal interface. You can simply click the record button without having to configure a bunch of settings.

SeaDve announces

GIF and MP4 video formats support has been added in Kooha. Recording with GIF doesn’t require post-processing, which makes it much more efficient than a typical GIF recorder.


A basic image editor, similar to Microsoft Paint, but aiming at the GNOME desktop.

maoschannz announces

A new tool, “Skew”, has been added to Drawing. It allows you to tilt the selection horizontally or vertically.


Improve focus and increase your productivity by listening to different sounds.

Rafael Mardojai CM announces

In Blanket is now possible to toggle sounds faster by pressing the sound row. The volume level will be set to 50% when activated.

Third Party Projects

sonnyp says

Oh My SVG is a new application to optimize SVGs

That’s all for this week!

See you next week, and be sure to stop by #thisweek:gnome.org with updates on your own projects!