#41 Italian Gestures

• Curated by Felix

Update on what happened across the GNOME project in the week from April 22 to April 29.

Core Apps and Libraries


Core system user interface for things like launching apps, switching windows, system search, and more.

verdre shows

At LAS, we started working on two-dimensional gestures for gnome-shell, it will soon be possible to do workspace switching while doing the overview gesture


Cross-platform widget toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces.

Sophie Herold announces

Issues where in some constellations the GTK4 file or folder chooser did not allow to save a file or select a folder, have been resolved thanks to some very simple fixes.


Use the GNOME platform libraries in your JavaScript programs. GJS powers GNOME Shell, Polari, GNOME Documents, and many other apps.

ptomato says

In GJS, Xi Ruoyao fixed a serious crash that occurred with newer versions of libffi.

Circle Apps and Libraries


Internet radio player with over 30000 stations.

Felix announces

I released Shortwave 3.0! Notables changes / new features:

  • Updated user interface that uses the new Adwaita design
  • Support for the new GNOME 42 dark mode
  • New option to add private stations to the library, which should not (or cannot) be available on radio-browser.info (e.g. local network/paid streams).
  • Display station bitrate information, which can also be used as a sorting option
  • New button on the search page that allows to sort the search results

If you want to know all changes, you should check out the complete changelog on Flathub, or my Twitter / Mastodon thread.


An editor that helps you write better Git and Mercurial commit messages.

sonnyp reports

Version 3.2.0 of Commit message editor is out with

  • Improve auto capitalization
  • Add support for gitconfig and hgrc
  • Support editing any file
  • Make the primary button label dynamic (Tag, Rebase, Commit, …)
  • Use 2 spaces indentation
  • Add menu button
  • GNOME Platform 42
  • Various fixes

Third Party Projects

Mazhar Hussain reports

Version v0.5.2 of Login Manager Settings was released. Compared to v0.4, Mouse settings were added, support for right-to-left languages was improved and more text got localization support. The application also got German, Occitan, and Spanish translations. Also, 1st flatpak version of the app was released on FlatHub.


Track your time without being tracked

rickykresslein says

Furtherance v1.2.0 was released and includes a Pomodoro-style countdown timer! The Pomodoro timer can be switched on in Preferences. Also, changing the date of a task when it is the only task in its group no longer causes the application to crash.


Plays music, and nothing else.

Emmanuele Bassi says

New week, new release of Amberol! Some additional tweaks to the UI, with the playlist queue now on the left hand side of the main window thanks to the design of Tobias Bernard; but, most importantly, the song loading is now more reliable and you should not experience any more unexpected crashes when switching between songs.

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!