GNOME 3.36 “Gresik” is under development

The next version of GNOME 3.36 is already in full swing, and what can we expect from this future release?

O GNOME 3.34 came up with a lot of performance improvements, and as for the GNOME 3.36, what can we expect for the next release?


For a long time GNOME has been going through an unpleasant situation, delivering a graphical environment that does not perform satisfactorily on most hardware. It is not uncommon for people to say things related to GNOME Shell, and many exaggerated, however in recent releases there has been a considerable improvement. Version 3.28 is notably lower than 3.32, with current 3.34 no different. After a hard work and effort in solving memory leeks, bugs with shell animations, performance and system management the graphical environment delivered by the GNOME Foundation has been improving. Not only do GNOME developers deserve to be congratulated for the changes, Canonical has also spent a lot of time with such implementations and performance fixes.

We can see precisely this evolution in Ubuntu 19.10, which has version 3.34 of the shell and was washed out of Ubuntu 18.04, when it comes to the performance of GNOME Shell.

GNOME 3.36 will be the next major release of the GNOME ecosystem, it replaces the current version 3.34 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is expected to ship with it. The code name has already been revealed and refers to the host city of the GNOME Asia Summit 2019 conference. Nicknamed Gresik, a city located in Indonesia, its development cycle has been delayed and was announced only last week. This, due to delays with some instabilities in its intermediate version. GNOME 3.35.1, which is already available for enthusiast downloads of this desktop environment. GNOME 3.35.2 is scheduled for release on November 23rd and 3.35.3 for early January.

Daniel Van Vugt, described on the Ubuntu blog several plans for the next system releases, and focused exclusively on GNOME. He humbly demonstrated the errors and successes in shell development, and emphasized future goals. In fact, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is planned to have high performance with GNOME on relatively modern machines, and in its next version, 20.10, the goal will be the older machines. However, do not understand old machine as something outdated. We're talking about computers today, so don't think GNOME is performative compared to LXQT / XFCE on limited hardware with a very old processor and very little RAM. Note that by today's standards, a machine with 4GB of RAM, quad-core processor (can be two physical and two logical cores) are considered weak computers.

GNOME 3.36 is scheduled for release today. March 11, 2020.

Have you tested any distros with GNOME 3.34? The performance improvement was noticeable here even via Virtual Box. I was surprised by Fedora 31 and Ubuntu 19.10.

Until the next post, I wait for you here on the blog Diolinux, SYSTEMATICALLY!

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