#124 Fixes and Improvements

• Curated by Felix

Update on what happened across the GNOME project in the week from November 24 to December 01.

Sovereign Tech Fund

Tobias Bernard announces

As part of our infrastructure initiative funded by the Sovereign Tech Fund, a number of community members have been hard at work for the past weeks.

Some highlights of what landed this week:

New projects started this week:

GNOME Core Apps and Libraries


The low-level core library that forms the basis for projects such as GTK and GNOME.

Philip Withnall says

gtk-doc has been removed from GLib and all the documentation is now generated using gi-docgen. Help is needed to update the syntax in doc comments to re-enable links in the documentation! See https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/glib/-/issues/3037

GNOME Circle Apps and Libraries


A simple UML and SysML modeling tool.

Dan Yeaw says

Gaphor, the simple UML and SysML modeling tool, version 2.22.0 is now out! Some of the major changes include:

  • Add app preferences for overriding dark mode and the language to English. As part of this we helped improve libadwaita 1.4.0 support on macOS and Windows.
  • Proxy port improvements
  • Add allocations toolbox with allocate relationship item
  • Add members in model browser
  • Make line selection easier by increasing tolerance
  • Make model loading more lenient

The new version is available on Flathub.

Third Party Projects

دانیال بهزادی says

Carburetor 4.2.0 released with a new icons and it’s now on Flathub too. Carburetor is built upon Libadwaita to let you easily set up a TOR proxy on your session, without getting your hands dirty with system configs. Initially aimed at simplifying life for GNOME enthusiast on their mobiles, it’s now fully usable with mouse and/or keyboard too.


Keep track of your podman containers.

Marcus Behrendt reports

I have released Pods in version 2.0.0. The biggest changes are that volumes are now supported and that the basic layout of the interface has been redesigned. Pods now has a completely new look, with a sidebar and new libadwaita 1.4 widgets.


Elegantly record your screen.

Dave Patrick says

Aside from a range of critical fixes, Kooha is getting a new UI to address previous design limitations and enhance the overall experience.


Emmanuele Bassi announces

A new release of gi-docgen, 2023.2, the documentation generator for C libraries using gobject-introspection. Lots of quality of life improvements, as well as larger changes, like:

  • parse the default value attribute for GObject properties
  • a complete redesign of the search results, with better output on smaller form factors
  • support for admonitions (note, warning, important) inside the documentation blocks
  • display the implemented interfaces in the class pseudocode description
  • add a link in extra content files to their source in the code repository
  • and much more…

You can download gi-docgen 2023.2 from the GNOME file server or from PyPI.

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!