This week in GNOMEGNOME public last night entry number 12 of the news that has been in your world in the last seven days. They are not as many as those that KDE tells us, but they are different philosophies. While KDE tells us about much to come, GNOME talks about less, but what has already happened. For example, seven days ago they talked about the arrival of GNOME 41, a graphical environment that Ubuntu 21.10 users will not be able to officially enjoy.

Among the most interesting of the following list of novelties we have something coming to mobile devices. Phosh is a GNOME-based interface, and the latest versions show the application icon when it is opened. Comparisons are hideous, but it’s something I’ve seen at Plasma Mobile for at least a year. It doesn’t matter where the idea comes from, it looks good and the good thing has to be used.

This week in GNOME

  • libadwaita now provides a GtkInspector page extension for testing system color schemes and high contrast mode. This can be useful for testing color schemes without a GNOME 42 jhbuild session or a GNOME OS VM. Libadwaita
  • Text Pieces has entered the GNOME Circle. Text Pieces allows you to apply various predefined and custom “tools” to the text. Examples of tools included are, JSON to YAML conversion, sort, search and replace, or Base64 decoding, among others.

Text Pieces

  • Blanket 0.5.0 is now available on Flathub. It comes with many improvements such as the ability to create presets, toggle sounds more easily, a dark mode option, and 13 new translations.
  • Phosh now provides immediate feedback when launching an application by displaying a splash screen.

Welcome screen in Phosh apps

  • Fly-Pie, the markup menu extension for GNOME Shell, has been updated to support GNOME Shell 40+. It can be used to launch applications, simulate hotkeys, open URLs, and much more by drawing gestures. The new version also includes a much more intuitive WYSIWYG menu editor.
  • The weather, character and disk usage analyzer apps now support the new system-wide dark style preference.

GNOME apps with dark mode

And this has been it for today. For those who think that it is not enough, it must be remembered that these GNOME weekly articles talk about things that have already happened, and that details such as the news of the graphical environment are not included.