Today, the GNOME project announced the release of GNOME 3.30.
The release of the GNOME desktop is the default desktop environment in the upcoming release of Fedora 29 Workstation. GNOME 3.30 includes a wide range of enhancements, including:
- Better performance in the overall desktop and system libraries
- Numerous improvements to the Files, Web, and Boxes applications
- A new Podcasts application to help manage and listen to podcasts
Application updates in GNOME 3.30
GNOME 3.30 includes some updates to many standard applications. Files has a combined search and file path bar interface, making searching more prominent and integrated into the navigation experience. Boxes can now connect to Windows Servers over RDP, resulting in a much better remote desktop experience.
Web now includes a content reader mode. When viewing a compatible web page, Web can toggle between the normal view and the clean, minimal reader view. The minimal view strips out all extraneous menus, images, and content not related to the article or document, making for a more pleasant reading experience.