Update on what happened across the GNOME project in the week from February 04 to February 11.
Core Apps and Libraries
Lets you install and update applications and system extensions.
Philip Withnall announces
Adrien Plazas has updated the appearance of app reviews in gnome-software, as well as a number of other improvements across the UI
Configure various aspects of your GNOME desktop.
Backgrounds can now change depending on the light/dark preference. Thanks Jakub Steiner for making dark versions of all default backgrounds and Georges Stavracas (feaneron) for reviews
An object-oriented programming language with a self-hosting compiler that generates C code and uses the GObject system
The examples in the beginners tutorial are also now available in Vala. So the perfect time to start your GNOME app in Vala! Thanks also to Nahu for supporting. This is the merge request.
Circle Apps and Libraries
Easy to use BitTorrent client.
Fragments 2.0 is now available! You can download the latest version from Flathub now. If you want to learn more, you should read my blog post.
Simple backups based on borg.
Sophie Herold announces
This week Pika Backup got an interface for deleting old backup archives. The deletion happens based on user-defined prune rules. A lot of refactoring happened to make it easy to show progress for BorgBackup processes apart from backup creation.
Support for pruning old backup archives is vital for scheduled backup support. Otherwise, schedule settings like ‘Hourly’ could quickly fill up the backup storage.
Safe bindings to the Rust language for fundamental libraries from the GNOME stack.
Bilal Elmoussaoui and I made Rust bindings 🦀 for libsecret, they can be found here. Docs here.
Third Party Projects
GstPipelineStudio 0.2.3 is available on flathub with a few bug fixes related to the first flatpak release.
I released Random 1.1. This release includes a new icon, libadwaita 1.0, and some improved translations and behind-the-scenes things.
GNOME Shell Extensions
I released version 3 of panel-corners extension, which permits the user to keep rounded corners for the panel, following their recent removal.
In addition, and thanks to Alexander Mikhaylenko, this extension also adds rounded corners to the screen; and permits you to configure the roundness settings (through gsettings for the moment).
It is widely based on gnome-shell’s own ancient code, and is already compatible with GNOME 40 and 41 for those who want to have rounded corners on the bottom of the screen!
A tweak tool to customize the GNOME Shell and to disable UI elements.
Just Perfection reports
Just Perfection extension version 17 has been released with some bug fixes. Also panel corner size option has been removed for GNOME Shell 42. This version is named after Alexander Roslin (Swedish portrait painter).
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!