#25 The Big 1.0

• Curated by Felix

Update on what happened across the GNOME project in the week from December 31 to January 07.

We wish everyone a Happy New Year 🎆! The new year starts right with a “Big 1.0”, Libadwaita - an important cornerstone for GNOME apps, had its first stable release!

Core Apps and Libraries


Building blocks for modern GNOME apps using GTK4.

Alexander Mikhaylenko reports

Libadwaita 1.0.0 has been released. Check out the announcement


A filesystem indexer, metadata storage system and search tool.

Sam Thursfield says

In Tracker Miners, there are big performance improvements thanks to Carlos Garnacho. The way that we generate identifiers for file contents is changing, for more information see: https://discourse.gnome.org/t/tracker-3-3-will-reindex-files-and-change-content-ids/8583

Sam Thursfield reports

Also in Tracker Miners, there is a new filesystem monitoring backend using FANotify. This requires some kernel features recently added in Linux. FANotify scales to monitoring large filesystems much more easily.

GNOME Clocks

A simple clock app which includes world clocks, alarms, a stopwatch and a timer.

Maximiliano reports

@yetizone and I ported Clocks to GTK 4 and libadwaita, featuring a modern style and dark mode support just in time for GNOME 42.

Circle Apps and Libraries


Podcast app for GNOME.

nee says

Podcasts v0.5.1 was released on flathub. The new 0.5 version includes:

  • a way to display the episode description
  • episodes will now resume playback where you last stopped
  • phones are now prevented from falling asleep during playback
  • a bug that could cause the phosh lock screen to lag multiple seconds was fixed
  • and a bunch of other small improvements in usability and fixes for some broken downloads

On another note there is a merge request for a gtk4 port of Podcasts that is currently being tested.


Easy to use BitTorrent client.

Felix announces

Fragments gained the ability for configuring a custom port, and can test if the port got opened/forwarded correctly.

Third Party Projects

Bilal Elmoussaoui reports

flatpak-vscode got a new release with support of more of flatpak-builder options which makes it capable of building projects that makes uses of SDK extensions like llvm12. It’s available on both Open VSX Registry and Microsoft Visual Studio Code Marketplace.


Chris 🌱️ announces

The TWIG website now has styling for dark mode! If your browser has prefers-color-scheme set to dark, TWIG will detect that and use a new dark look.

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!