Purism's Librem 5 will ship with the GNOME 3.32 environment

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GNOME developer Adrien Plazas announced today that Purism's upcoming Librem 5 Linux phone will ship with the GNOME 3.32 graphics environment by default.

GNOME 3.32 has recently entered the development phase and will be a major update to the popular graphical environment in the various Linux distributions. Its release date is March 13, 2019 and it is now confirmed that it will be the default interface for Librem 5.

That is why the developer invites GNOME and GTK + application developers to adapt their apps to work on both Linux distributions and Librem 5, which will use a security-focused and Debian-based distribution.

Many applications, including GNOME Podcast, Chatty, Calls and Fractal, have already been adapted to work in Librem 5, and many other applications will be adapted very soon, among which we see GNOME Contacts, GNOME Games, GNOME Settings and Geary.

Librem 5 with GNOME 3.32 comes out in April 2019

Purism announced the delay of its Librem 5 until April 2019 due to last minute hardware failures, but the date change has been excellent to add GNOME 3.32, a version that will arrive in the middle of March, just in time for the Librem 5.

As Purism mentioned before, Librem 5 will use a modification of the GNOME Shell user interface adapted for the 5.5-inch screen, this modification will be called GNOME mobile shell.

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  1.   rogelio said


    there will be the possibility that one can
    order the equipment for another country when it comes out?
    it looks very interesting.


  2.   /root/.~bashrc said

    Rogelio, I have ordered it for a few months, I recommend that you order it as soon as possible, it is very likely that today you are in the fourth or fifth wave of deliveries (be warned) and more than likely you will go to the summer of 2019, I hopefully catch it in Q1 2019

  3.   jper said

    Wasn't it coming with Plasma Mobile? What a disappointment!