The 3.14 version of GNOME Shell can be considered a quite modest one since there aren’t many new features added with this release.
Still, things did change over the last development cycle, and here are their highlights, according to GNOME release notes:
GNOME 3.14 Features Highlights
- New animations in the Activities Overview, along with new window animations.
- Automatic handling for Wi-Fi hotspots that require you to login (so called “captive portals”).
- A redesigned Weather application, which uses geolocation to show the weather for your current location.
- Support for browsing Google pictures in Photos.
- Improved touchscreen support, with multi-touch gestures for both the system and applications.
Besides the above, Arch, Debian and openSUSE users will be pleased to hear that in GNOME 3.14 – Software (the App) – is now supporting their package management protocols as well.
Hence users of these distros should be able to use Software as a replacement for existing package installing / removing methods now on. Great news for GUI lovers
Introducing GNOME 3.14 Demo
Finally, in case you’re interested in a live demo, check out this YouTube video introducing GNOME 3.14 new features along with a nice relaxing music in the background.
So what do you think, do you like GNOME 3.14 new features or not? share your thoughts with us in the comments below…