Just over a month after the first point update, we already have the second one here. We are talking about GNOME 42.2, a maintenance update of those that are released to polish what I arrive in mid-March, not to add new featured features. Those came in the first version, the one that brought, for example, the new screenshot tool that now also allows you to record the desktop, although without sound.
Point updates are released to make everything more reliable, to improve performance and add all kinds of patches, among which there is security. In addition, GNOME 42.2 also highlights improved support for new generation packages, although they are already with us for more than six years.
Highlights of GNOME 42
- Improved magnifying glass tracking on Wayland.
- Fix for keyboard gestures on the screen.
- Fixed a bug in the top bar on the lock screen.
- Improved handling for various types of packages. The presentation of flatpak apps looks better and installation of DEB packages via PackageKit has been fixed.
- Improved some flickering in the updates tab.
- GNOME 42.2 Control Center introduces updates to the Applications panel to correct permission support for snap applications.
- Network panel has been updated and no longer freezes when closing wired connections properties with the key Esc.
- The sound panel correctly updates the theme so that other applications respond to the change.
- Mutter has received corrections in
- New versions of applications, such as calendar, files (Nautilus) or Orca.
- Complete list of changes to this link.
Although it is best to wait for our Linux distribution to update the new packages, you can now download the GNOME 42.2 tarball from this link.