The GNOME 3.20 graphical environment is officially released

After six months of relentless work, the graphic environment GNOME 3.20 has been officially released. Its release took place yesterday, March 23, and is made available to operating system developers one of the most important and widely used environments in Linux. being present in distributions such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora, openSUSE and Ubuntu GNOME, among many others. GNOME 3.20 is a larger release, which means it comes with many new features and enhancements for virtually all of its applications and components.

This latest version of the graphical environment has received the name of “Delhi” in honor of the GNOME.Asia organizing team, a major annual GNOME event that is only possible thanks to the hard work of local volunteers. This year’s GNOME.Asia event will be held in Delhi, India from April 21-24, so it will start just the day Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and all its official flavors are officially launched.

GNOME 3.20 will soon reach all major distributions

Among the new features that will come with GNOME 3.20 are the following:

  • Support for operating system updates from GNOME Software.
  • Paste by clicking with the middle mouse button.
  • Kinetic slip.
  • Drag and drop support for Wayland.
  • Keyboard shortcuts and overlay gestures for most default applications.
  • XDG-App technology to install multiple versions of an application.

The fact that GNOME 3.20 has been officially released does not mean that users can install it, but that system developers can download, compile and update the packages in their respective repositories from where users can download it to upgrade from GNOME 3.18. Its public availability will reach major GNU / Linux distributions in the coming weeks, So you have to have a little patience. What seems certain is that GNOME 3.20 will arrive in time for the official launch of the Xenial Xerus brand on April 21.


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