The GNOME Project Marks Important Dates For The Upcoming GNOME 3.22
The GNOME project responsible for development and maintenance of the GNOME desktop environment that is entirely comprised of free and open source software has released important dates following the developmental circle of their next launch.
Ubuntu decided it was wise to drop its already deteriorating software center and replaced it with a more up to date GNOME software center at the release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus. The decision was made as Canonical felt that it was more confident in its ability to add Snappy apps to GNOME software than to the not so looking Ubuntu software center.
GNOME 3.22 which is the successor to the already released 3.20 which came with a large number improvements and features as well as a long number bug fixes is expected to be launched on the 21st of September 2016.
Big changes are expected as well with the upcoming release as the team will hopefully work on the Callendar that includes the week view, agenda view as well as support for calendar file types. Better improvements to web services like support for user scripts, pop-up blocker, and social media button blocking.
The GNOME 3.22 development cycle kicked off with the launch of the first milestone being GNOME 3.21.1 which testers and developers had access to since April 27.
GNOME 3.21.2 is set to follow on May 25, GNOME 3.21.3 on June 22, and GNOME 3.21.4 on July 20, 2016:
GNOME 3.21.1 – April 27
GNOME 3.21.2 – May 25
GNOME 3.21.3 – June 22
GNOME 3.21.4 – July 20
There are other release dates that include
GNOME 3.22 Beta 1 – August 17
GNOME 3.22 Beta 2 – August 31
GNOME 3.22 RC – September 14
GNOME 3.22 final release is scheduled for the 21st of September 2016 but it is important to note that all these dates are subject to change.