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10 August 2012, 14:54

GNOME 3.6 development release adds new lock screen

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GNOME logo The developers at the GNOME project have published GNOME 3.5.5, the latest unstable development version of what will eventually become the stable 3.6 branch of GNOME. The new pre-release version implements more of the planned new features and goals, such as the new lock screen and new input methods for entering, for example, Japanese or Chinese characters.

The developers have also improved the control panels for printers and network hardware. The "Disks" storage device manager has been extensively restructured, as described by the responsible developer David Zeuthen. An overview of all the changes is available in the news files for core components, applications and for GNOME. According to the project's release schedule, a beta version of GNOME 3.6 is planned for 22 August, while the final version is expected to arrive on 26 September.

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