About a month after the previous update, the project behind one of the most used desktops in Linux has launched GNOME 40.4. This is the fourth maintenance update in this series, one that took a huge leap forward, to the point where Canonical and the GNOME edition of Manjaro waited months to add it. Ubuntu has not yet done so, but it will do so on October 14, coinciding with the launch of the Impish Indri family.
Most new products, available in this link, they arrive as improvements for the applications, since GNOME does not separate as KDE does with its Plasma (graphical environment) and its Gear (applications). It stands out that GNOME Shell has been updated to version 40.4 and where bugs such as the preview of windows that did not look 100% good have been improved.
Highlights of GNOME 40.4
- Eye of GNOME has fixed a crash that was experienced when the content or size of a file could not be detected.
- Support for gnome-autoar 0.4.0.
- Initial setup now works correctly when geolocation is disabled.
- The weather application has improved the interface in dark themes and shows the information in degrees Celsius and Fahrenheit at the same time.
- Improved the search for Flatpak applications and the support for this type of packages in general.
- GDM works best when unlocking GNOME Keyring with disk password.
GNOME 40.4 It is now available, and you can download your code from this link. Some applications will appear in Flathub, such as the one of the time that can already be downloaded. For those who prefer to use the packages from the official repositories, their arrival will depend on the distribution. Those who use the Rolling Release development model will arrive soon, but users of systems like Ubuntu or Fedora will have to wait for something else.