elementaryOS 7.0 continues to improve AppCenter to make it responsive

elementary OS 7.0

It seems that this August 2022 has done its thing. The postmarketOS developer team had to delay its release last month for a problem with the Samsung Galaxy S III that could have been made worse by being less active. Today September 7, a week after entering the new month, Danielle Foré posted the latest news about the project he leads, which correspond to the month of August, and tells us about the future elementary OS 7.0 and the current 6.1.

According to Fore, the development of elementaryOS 6.1 has been slowed down a little because they are focusing more on elementaryOS 7.0, but they are still improving it. In August they have released two small updates to the desktop settings, both related, above all, to wallpapers. They now sort our imported backgrounds to the top of the list, and there is a new undo option when deleting a background from our collection. Also, the checkbox matches the chosen color accent.

elementary OS 7.0
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elementaryOS 7.0 is still without a scheduled date

Already speaking of elementaryOS 7.0, Foré has told us about two applications. On the one hand, AppCenter is continuing its work to make it more responsive. When finished, it will look good on all types of screens, regardless of their size. It won't matter if you're using a larger screen, a smaller screen, or a mobile screen, or whether you're using a window manager (such as i3wm or Sway, for example).

One of the places we've made the most progress is in the AppCenter. AppCenter is a core experience in elementaryOS, as it's the recommended place to discover and install new apps, as well as get updates. The most immediate change is that of the header bar, which is now focused on search and downplays navigation with the view of installed applications.

AppCenter in elementaryOS 7.0

To see more about the future AppCenter, it is worth visiting Foré's original note.

They also told us about the settings app, in which they have continued with the work to re-base it on GTK4. Next month, when they will tell us about what happened in September, they will give us more details about elementaryOS 7.0, among which we hope there will be a date.

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