Last summer, there was a moment when Danielle Foré assured that the development of elementary OS 7.0 it was stuck, but news kept coming to 6.1. Now, some three months later, the tables have been turned, and practically all the news that Has mentioned this month are related to the next version of the operating system. In fact, the only new thing mentioned for 6.1 is that the Icon Browser app has made its way to AppCenter.
Danielle says there used to be an app she called LookBook that was priced at $10. IconBrowser It comes to replace that application, and it does so at no cost. «This developer tool shows you all the available system icons to use in your apps, and you can even search for them by description. The new app has been updated to use Gtk 4 and has better support for the system's dark style, as well as doing a better job of displaying relevant icon sizes and more.says Fore.
Part of elementary OS 7.0 is now ready for testing
Slow-paced development had a lot to do with a problem with Gala, the project's window manager. Many of the regressions have been resolved, and only one remains to be fixed. According to elementary's CEO, this brings the release of elementary OS 7.0 much closer, but more work needs to be done.
AppCenter continues to receive features and patches, preparing for a very important release in this software center. The next version will allow to see the release notes of a release, up to 5 versions in total. In addition, the tag is supported so developers can provide links back to fixed issues previously reported by users. An icon has also been added in the status bar that shows a description of the tasks that are currently in progress, although rather than a description I would simply say number or account. Moreover, the banner with the available updates is fixed at the top.
Danielle says that those using Early Access Preview can already install and test the latest version of the general settings with GTK4 by opening a terminal and typing
sudo apt install io.elementary.settings*. As for a specific date of arrival of elementary OS 7.0, the only thing they have said is that we are closer.