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Chris Halse Rogers (raof) writes that Mir 0.32.0 has been released,
featuring better Wayland support and initial Logind support. He notes
that the mesa-kms platform currently doesn't work on Ubuntu Cosmic, but
should soon be fixed.
=== NetworkManager 1.12, ready to serve your networking needs ===
Lubomir Rintel, developer of GNOME’s NetworkManager, details the new
version of the widely used daemon. He notes the libs and plugins that
have been dropped, new features, and improved WiFi support. Lubomir
links to the full changelog.
=== Embracing Snaps: an Interview with Canonical and Slack ===
Petros Koutoupis starts by briefly reminding us of the history of Snaps
and what they are. Petros then relays an interview he recently did with
Evan Dandrew (Canonical) and Felix Risberg (Slack) on the topic. Links
to learn more about Snaps and Slack are provided.
=== GNOME Plans to Move App Menus Back Inside App Windows ===
Joey Sneddon reports of a proposal to move the menu of applications
under GNOME back into their window. He goes into detail on the pros and
cons and the timeline of the change, and links to the full proposal.
=== Making Use Of Ubuntu Graphical Snaps With Mir-Kiosk ===
Michael Larabel tells us that delivering graphical apps deployed on
Ubuntu Core can be accomplished securely and reliably using Mir-Kiosk.
He outlines the typical use case and links to a tutorial that has just
been published by Alan Griffiths of Canonical on the matter.
Michael Larabel informs us that Firefox 61.0 is available, featuring
improved Quantum CSS to speed up page rendering and page switching
through parallelized parsing. It also includes a new Accessibility
Inspector and TLS 1.3 support.
=== KDE Plasma 5.13.2 Desktop Environment Released with More Than 20
Marius Nestor lets us know of the the second maintenance update to KDE
Plasma 5.13. He lists many of the bug fixes and improvements, and links
to the full changelog. Marius then provides an outlook through the
remainder of the short release cycle.
=== GTK+ 3.94 Released As The Next Step Towards GTK4 ===
Michael Larabel writes about the release of GTK+ 3.94, providing a brief
summary of some of the highlights of this release, aiming towards the
next major version of the graphical toolkit. For more details on the
changes he links to a blog post about the release.
=== Mesa 18.1.3 Is Coming This Week With Many RADV Fixes ===
Michael Larabel writes of the patches, fixes and updates for the Mesa
stable release, providing links to the Git branch and the pre-release
announcement. He gives the outlook of Mesa 18.2.0 being due to release
=== Mir 0.32 Released With Much-Improved Wayland Support ===
Michael Larabel, with a slight background on the development, reports on
the new features, improvements and bug fixes in the new version of the
display server. He links to the release announcement for more details.
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