The beta of GNOME 40 is out today, one month ahead of the stable release of this big open-source desktop environment update.
GNOME 40 beta brings many changes including:
- GNOME Shell has landed the redesign of the overview area, out-of-date extensions are now disabled by default, and other improvements.Big updates to Mutter including starting XWayland on-demand, atomic mode-setting support, defaulting to the horizontal workspace layout, and more.E
- xperimental support for more WebExtensions APIs, among other improvements to this GNOME web browser.
- Various converting improvements in GNOME Calculator (frequencies, weeks, centuries, decades, etc).
- GTK 4.1 is in with its various fixes and improvements.
- GVFS Google integration has improved performance for folders with large number of files, Shared drives folder added, and other additions.
- The Nautilus file manager has improved tab completion in the location entry, preferences dialog improvements, and more.
More details on the GNOME 40 Beta via the mailing list.