GNOME 3.30 “Almeria” Desktop Environment Development Officially Kicks Off

GNOME 3.29.1 is the first development snapshot of the forthcoming GNOME 3.30 desktop environment, which is dubbed “Almeria” after the host city of the GUADEC (GNOME Users And Developers European Conference) 2018 event later this year, and it brings a few updated core components and apps, but without any significant changes. One major was recorded in the build metadata though, in the way that the entire base system used for building the GNOME desktop environment from being based on Debian packages to being based on the Freedesktop.org SDK (Software Development Kit), which will enable the GNOME devs to use gnome-build-meta to build Flatpak runtimes.