GNOME 3.16 available

Many expected it and it is here. GNOME 3.16 has been released as stable and brings with it many visual improvements, which we can see in the following video:

If we want to try (without installing), they have uploaded an ISO image for USB drives based on OpenSuse, which will give us an idea of ​​how the new version of this Desktop Environment works. And in the ArchLinux repositories the packages are already landing.


Right now I am testing it from the USB memory, so I will give my impressions later.

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  1.   elav said

    If GNOME 3.16 works as in the test ISO, bad we go .. I'm just saying that for now.

    1.    x11tete11x said

      Become a man and try it on Fedora or Arch xDDD

      1.    elav said

        It's already entering the Arch repositories. I'll try it out. However, it is difficult for me to get out of KDE, but that is another matter. 😛

    2.    SATAN said

      I just tried Gnome 3.16, because unfortunately I updated without thinking about the consequences.
      Goes FATA L.

  2.   Miguel said

    On a tablet I would like to try it, there I think I would take advantage of that interface with borders and large icons made for fingers more than for a mouse.

    1.    mmm said

      for tastes ……… ..
      I really like big icons, and using the mouse ... first because in the end there will be about 7 applications that I use repeatedly, second because I don't have to have aim, third because I have astigmatism 🙂 and fourth because I have a screen of 27-inch monitor (although on the notebook I also like to have "centralized" or well-accessible icons that, on the other hand, when working do not bother because they are hidden.

    2.    elav said

      The icons can be reduced, but as always, GNOME falls short in customization, it only offers us 3 levels of size: small, medium and large.

      1.    peterczech said

        It can be increased even more… What Gnome offers you are the three most used levels… With the CTRL + key combination you increase the size and with the CTRL- combination you reduce it: D.

        1.    elav said

          And you have to pass a course to know that ... my mother, look at they make it difficult for me.

      2.    peterczech said

        More shortcuts for Gnome:


        Alt + F2: Run Applications (for Solaris Meta-R systems)

        Alt + F1: Open application menu (for Solaris systems Ctrl-Esc)

        Alt + F9: Minimize the active window

        Alt + Tab: Switch window

        Ctrl + Alt + L: Lock screen

        Ctrl + Alt + Del: Exit


        Shift + Ctrl + N: Create new folder

        Ctrl + T: Delete (sends it to the Trash)

        Shift + Del: Permanently delete a file (it does not go to the trash and is not recovered)

        Alt + ENTER: File / Folder Properties

        F2: Rename a file / folder

        Ctrl + A: Select all

        Ctrl + W: Close window or tab

        Ctrl + Shift + W: Close all Nautilus windows

        F5: Refresh Nautilus window and its contents

        Ctrl +: Zoom in

        Ctrl-: Zoom out

        Ctrl + 0: Return to normal size

        Clear key: Go back

        Alt + Home: Open each user's home folder

        Ctrl + L: View the address bar

        F9: Hide sidebar

        Ctrl + H: View hidden files

  3.   sinnermann said

    If it is already available today, that means that in a year it will be available.
    Do not despair, there is little left.

  4.   Iyan said

    For the first time in a long time I am really tempted to give this new version of Gnome a try. I guess I'll wait for the Fedora 22 beta or if I have a mouse over Easter maybe I'll install Arch again.

  5.   cr0t0 said

    Beyond the Distrohopping that a GNU / Linux user can suffer due to the great variety of distributions and desktop environment, when you want to "work", that is, for KDE production it seems to me that it has no competition.
    I always used lxde-openbox, quite xfce but in the "major leagues" of gnome environments I always found it heavy and kde ugly.
    I have been using Kubuntu 1 for 14.04.2 month, it consumes a little less resources than Gnome, but you have the feeling that you don't have to add anything, it is fluid and has a handling that a Windows user should not take long to get used to. The main reason for choosing KDE is Dolphin, there is no more complete file manager not only in the Linux world, but in any other OS.

    1.    joaco said

      It may be, although I, for example, the first thing I used when I switched to linux was Gnome 3 in Fedora 17 and, although it was slow, because I have a netbook, the truth is that I was fascinated, it seemed beautiful and it felt like well, it was a first for me.
      Now I'm burned out of so many desktops, I have xfce 4.12 and I'm very happy with it, because they included the changes I expected, so I already said goodbye to Mate. As you can see I try to have light writers. Then I'm going to try Fluxbox, Pekwm, fvwm and Openbox.

      1.    cr0t0 said

        xfce is more than good, light and beautiful, a shame about the slowness of development and that thunar is very simple. The issue with gnome 3.x seems to me, like windows 8, they are not 100% environments designed for desktop, visually very elaborate but that go more with the touch world of tablets. Gnome people have to keep working on being the most beautiful free software interface, and by the way, if they have time, optimize the resources it consumes a bit.
        PS: Will the release of Windows 10 be a turning point in the maturity of the gnu / linux desktop?

      2.    anonymous said

        I don't use desktops, but rather window managers, openbox is my favorite.
        Gentoo allows me to choose what to install without having to install entire environments, I have for example evince eog gedit and a few more, with almost zero gnome dependencies.
        I have to say that the minimalist interface of gnome is successful, but it has a problem, when the program has complex functions, they have to resort to the usual menus and there the gnome menus are more complicated than the classic menus of the whole lifetime.

  6.   Cristian said

    because the gnome "outbox" art work is so horrifying, although I don't like kde too much, I must admit that since version 4 it is attractive in all distros ...
    I don't think it's so difficult to at least redesign a couple of icons so that they at least follow the same aesthetic line ...

    Regarding the launch, I will download it in Ubuntu, I will try it and I will continue with ozonOS

  7.   god said

    The Gnome 3.16 desktop model seems to me too ARCHAIC, from the decade of the 98, when Windows 98 was still in diapers, on top of being heavy it is very ugly. I prefer to make a custom desktop in xfce like windows 7.

    1.    Gilbert said

      you talk about gnome being an ugly desktop and you use xfce to customize it like winbugs 7… which one I read nowadays.
      Regarding the news I hope it reaches at least unofficially Ubuntu gnome

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