The GNOME Community has just announced the official release of GNOME 3.22.  GNOME 3.22 — which is slated to be used as the desktop environment for Fedora Workstation 25 — provides a multitude of new features, including a the updated Files application, and comprehensive Flatpak integration with the Software application.

Fedora users that want to try out the new features in GNOME 3.22 can install a pre-release version of Fedora 25, which currently contains a pre-release of GNOME 3.22, but will be updated to include the stable 3.22 release. Alternatively, if you are running Fedora 24, and want to try out individual applications from the GNOME 3.22 release, these can be installed via Flatpak.

Files Application (nautilus)

One of the major applications in the GNOME family that got updates for the 3.22 release was the Files application (nautilus). As previously reported here on the Fedora Magazine, Files has a nifty new batch file renaming ability now baked in.

Batch File renaming in GNOME 3.22

Batch File renaming in GNOME 3.22

Another neat new feature in Files is updated sorting and view options controls, allowing you to switch between the grid and list view with a single click, and simplification of the zoom and sorting options. These changes were implemented after a round of usability testing by Outreachy intern Gina Dobrescu.

Updated Sorting controls in the Files application

Updated Sorting controls in the Files application

Software Application

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GNOME Software 3.22

The Software application in 3.22 is also updated, with the landing page showing more application tiles. Star ratings — that were introduced in a previous release are now more prominently displayed, and new colour coded badges indicate if an application is Free Software. Installation of Flatpak applications from Flatpak repositories is now also supported in the Software application.

Keyboard Settings

The keyboard settings in 3.22 are also updated, providing easier ways to search, browse and configure your keyboard settings and shortcuts

Keyboard Settings in GNOME 3.22

Keyboard Settings in GNOME 3.22

More Information

For more information on what makes up the 3.22 release, check out the official release announcement, and the release notes.