#53 GUADEC 2022

• Curated by Felix

Update on what happened across the GNOME project in the week from July 15 to July 22.

GNOME Foundation

Emmanuele Bassi reports

GUADEC 2022, the GNOME conference, is currently under way in Guadalajara, Mexico. On Thursday, during the Annual General Meeting of the GNOME Foundation, the famed Pants Award given by the Foundation to a member of the GNOME community in recognition of their work, was awarded to Sophie Herold for her sterling work on the GNOME Circle and Apps of GNOME initiatives.

GNOME Releases

Jordan Petridis announces

The first alpha of GNOME 43 was released! The Highlights include:

  • The new Libadwaita widgets!
    • AdwAboutWindow
    • AdwEntryRow and AdwPasswordEntryRow
    • AdwMessageDialog
  • Builder and Files are now ported to GTK 4
  • Epiphany now has HTTP/2 support, as well as Web Extensions and Web apps improvments

Read the announcement and the complete changelog here

Core Apps and Libraries

Georges Stavracas (feaneron) announces

Parental Controls is now ported to GTK4 and libadwaita

Circle Apps and Libraries


Collect, store and visualise metrics about yourself.

Cogitri announces

Health version 0.94.0 has been released, including many bugfixes and more reliable notifications.


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

sonnyp says

A new release of Commit message editor is out. It adds a theme switcher, better dark mode support, improved keyboard support and a fix for auto-capitalization when amending.

Third Party Projects


A sandbox to learn and prototype with GNOME technologies.

sonnyp says

A new release of Workbench is out with crash fixes and underlining of errors in Blueprint code using the Language Server Protocol.

Inline display of error messages is ready, but will have to wait for GNOME platform 43.

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!