Fedora will be without updating your desktop for a short time. Fedora 35 I arrive this Tuesday, and it did so with the latest version that was available at that time. Only three days later, the project that provides a graphical environment, apps and libraries to its main edition He launched GNOME 41.1, which is the first maintenance update in this series. As such, it doesn't introduce any new highlights, but it does introduce fixes that will make everything work better and more reliable.
Remember that with GNOME 40 a very important leap forward was taken. Although eye-catching new features such as touchpad gestures were introduced, they also managed to improve performance. That performance is even better in GNOME 41 that they gave us in September, so I think Fedora 35 users will be a bit happier than Ubuntu 21.10 Impish Indri users.
Highlights of GNOME 41.1
As we can read in this link, the highlight of GNOME 41.1 is:
- GNOME Shell has improved the updating of icons when they are hidden, the GTK color selector, the high contrast changes have been improved, the scrolling in GTK applications has been improved and the support of sound files in the notifications.
- GNOME Software can search for extensions, among other enhancements such as the codec installation process.
- Nautilus can now cache the Scripts and New Document menus to avoid delays and offer an option to skip the process when file extraction fails only when there are more files, among other improvements.
- Calling app and GNOME Connections improvements, which can now fill in incomplete addresses.
- GNOME Builder now offers the system or user font when launching an application.
- The control center has fixed the activation of the data after configuring an APN in the network panel.
- Mutter and Wayland improvements, among other fixes and performance improvements.
GNOME 41.1 it was launched yesterday shortly after v40.5. Some applications will appear on Flathub in the next few days, while for the desktop and other things it is worth waiting for our Linux distribution to add the new packages to its official repositories.