GNOME 3.34 Desktop Gets a Second Beta, Final Release Lands September 11th

The GNOME Project released the second beta version of the upcoming GNOME 3.34 desktop environment, just a day before the GUADEC 2019 conference kicks off in Thessaloniki, Greece.

The GNOME 3.34 beta 2 release is now available for public testing, coming only two weeks after the first beta release, which made a lot of noise due to the fact that numerous packages have been updated since the beginning of the development cycle, as it usually happens during beta testing.

The GNOME 3.34 beta 2 is released as technical version number 3.33.91, and it comes with fixes for last minute bugs and regressions, as well as the usual updated translations. To see what’s new in the GNOME 3.33.91 release, check out all the details in the changelogs in the NEWS file.

If you want to compile the GNOME 3.34 beta 2 release on your favorite GNU/Linux distribution, you can either use the official BuildStream project snapshot, which is the recommended method for installing the GNOME desktop environment, or grab and compile individual source packages.

GNOME 3.34 Release Candidate coming September 4th

The next step in the development cycle of the upcoming GNOME 3.34 desktop environment, which will see the light of day on September 11th, is the RC (Release Candidate) build, due for release on September 4th, along with the Hard Code Freeze stage, meaning that no source code changes can be made without approval.

Meanwhile, the GNOME team will meet in Thessaloniki, Greece, for the GUADEC (GNOME Users And Developers European Conference) 2019 conference, between August 23rd and 28th. If you care about the future of the GNOME desktop environment, be there and share your knowledge. You can also help from home by testing the latest development release and report bugs.

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