#51 About New Apps

• Curated by Thib

Update on what happened across the GNOME project in the week from July 01 to July 08.

Core Apps and Libraries


Building blocks for modern GNOME apps using GTK4.

Alexander Mikhaylenko reports

Following message dialogs, Libadwaita now has AdwAboutWindow

Third Party Projects

Paulo says

Announcing Black Box — a beautiful Gtk 4 terminal.

It features customizable tabs, a toggleable header bar, floating window controls, fullscreen support, and Tilix-compatible full-window theming. Last and most importantly, Black Box has tabs in the header bar.

Black Box is written in Vala and built on top of Gtk 4, libadwaita, and VTE. Check it out!


A sandbox to learn and prototype with GNOME technologies.

sonnyp reports

A new version of Workbench, the app to learn and prototype with GNOME technologies, is out. Here are the highlights:

  • Add an Icon Browser to find the right icons for your prototypes
  • Add a Platform tools Library demo to learn about/from GTK Inspector, Adwaita Demo, GTK Demo and GTK Widget Factory
  • Adopt the de facto standard light/dark style switcher
  • Replace confirmation dialogs with toasts and undo
  • Preview now support updates on root objects
  • Support binding signal handlers from UI
  • Add APIs to allow using templates from Code
  • Add Center/Fill preview modes for templates


GNOME To Do / Endeavour

An intuitive and powerful application to manage your personal tasks.

Jamie (She/Her) reports

GNOME To Do has been renamed to Endeavour, with a new feature making it possible to drag tasks between lists

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!