Full color icons in GNOME

Like every weekend, the fans, or simply users, of GNOME and KDE we found out about news that has reached or will reach the two most used desktops in the Linux world. On Fridays it is GNOME who publishes what they have done in the last seven days, and this week’s article has started with the image that you have heading this article.

The this week’s note has been titled as Full color characters, and that’s already available, at least in code form. Among what they are improving we have both emojis, what we used to know as emoticons, and also symbols, such as punctuation, arrows and others. Below you have the news that has been in GNOME in the week between November 19 and 26, between which, as on other occasions, GTK4 and libadwaita are mentioned a lot again.

This week in GNOME

  • Characters have a version that uses libadwaita and GTK4 and includes visual enhancements to the entire code base.
  • Many bugs have been fixed in Vala, the object-oriented programming language.
  • The Timed Animation API has arrived in libadwaita.
  • Once again they have told us about something that strikes me the most: the capture tool. This week they tell us that it has been polished a bit more, that keyboard shortcuts have been added to choose an area, screen or a window and the selection window button is now disabled in screen sharing mode because it is not there yet. implemented.
  • Screen sharing sessions can now be restored in xdg-desktop-portal.
  • Libgnome-desktop has been divided into three separate shared libraries, and two of them (GnomeRR and GnomeBG) have been ported from GTK3 to GTK4. This will unlock the GTK4 port of various system components.
  • The first preview version of GWeather 4 has been released, and it uses GTK4.
  • Tangram 1.4.0 has been released and includes priority notifications by tabs, middle click or Ctrl + click to open links in the default browser and a fix has been added for popular websites with external identification.
  • Fragments have received support for authentication, and you can now connect to a password-protected remote session.
  • Mahjongg has been brought to GTK 4 and libadwaita.
  • New version of Flatseal that includes visual improvements and bug fixes.
  • Major enhancements to GNOME Shell Extensions, such as a profile selector.

And that has been all this week in GNOME