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The GNOME Project is proud to announce the release of GNOME 42.

This release introduces Dark mode and an entirely new screenshot workflow. Beyond that, there are several improved Settings panels, many of the GNOME applications have been ported to GTK 4 and libadwaita, and much more.

To learn more about the changes in GNOME 42, you can read the release notes or watch our release video.
Introducing GNOME 42 – YouTube

GNOME 42 will be available shortly in many distributions. If you want to try it today, you can look for the imminent Fedora 36 beta or the openSUSE nightly live images which both include GNOME 42.

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We are also providing our own installer images for debugging and testing features. These images are meant for installation in a vm and require GNOME Boxes with UEFI support. We suggest getting Boxes from flathub.

If you are interested in building applications for GNOME 42, look for the GNOME 42 Flatpak SDK, which is available in the repository.

This six-month effort wouldn’t have been possible without the whole GNOME community, made of contributors and friends from all around the world: developers, designers, documentation writers, usability and accessibility specialists, translators, maintainers, students, system administrators, companies, artists, testers and last, but not least, our users.

GNOME would not exist without all of you. Thank you to everyone!

We hope to see some of you at GUADEC 2022 in Mexico!

Our next release, GNOME 43, is planned for October 2022.

Until then, enjoy GNOME 42.

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