The GNOME project today announced GNOME 3.34.1 desktop environment for Linux-based operating systems. GNOME 3.34 is code-named “Thessaloniki” in recognition of the most recent GUADEC, held this past August in Thessaloniki, Greece. This is an important version with many new features and improvements. It has been in development for the past six months.
Version 3.34 includes six months of work in the GNOME community, including many improvements, performance improvements, and new features. Highlights of this release include “visual refreshes for a number of applications, including the desktop itself. The background selection settings also received a redesign, making it easier to select custom backgrounds.”
– Several fixes to the Epiphany web browser along with improving it for small form factor devices.
– A fix for fast user switching with GDM.
– Crash fixes for the GNOME Control Center and other components.
– GNOME Software has a fix for installing webapps, fixed third-party repository enabling, and other fixes.
– Critical fixes to the Nautilus file manager.