Feature Plans

This page lists major technical and user experience plans, and is intended as a way for contributors, distributors and partners to find out what to expect from future GNOME releases. It is maintained by the GNOME Release Team.

The features that are listed on this page can include user-facing changes (such as significant design or user interface changes) or initiatives that are primarily technical in nature. New modules or applications are considered to be features. A feature should be listed if it will impact on modules, distributions, or users in a non-trivial way.

Features should not be random wish list items. Each one should have an assigned owner.

GNOME contributors should ensure that the Release Team is informed of feature plans at an early stage, and are added to this list. An email to desktop-devel-list is also recommended as a good way to raise awareness about your plans.

Plans for GNOME 3.26

Debugging in Builder

Updated Display Settings

New Usage App

Sharing Framework

Implement sharing framework, using portals.

Photos improvements

Passwords and Keys Application

A new application for managing stored passwords and keys, intended to replace Seahorse.

RDP Support

Javascript platform improvements

  • Owner: PhilipChimento

  • Affected modules: gjs [+potentially gnome-shell, gnome-documents, polari, gnome-maps, etc.]

Recurrent events

Add UI to create and modify events with recurrences.

Todoist integration

Add Todoist integration in various modules.

Control Center redesign

Finish the implementation of the new Control Center shell.

Quarter Tiling

Land the quarter tiling feature in Mutter.

Sharing host's folders to guest

You can share your files from your computer to the Boxes'guest.

Plans for GNOME 3.24

Updated User Accounts Settings

Update the user settings panel to match the latest designs and facilitate the new settings shell design.

Updated Printer Settings

Update the user settings panel to match the latest designs and facilitate the new settings shell design.

Updated Online Accounts Settings

Update the online accounts panel to match the latest designs and facilitate the new settings shell design. Will hopefully also involve some improvements to Kerberos integration.

Tag Editing in GNOME Music

Allow editing music metadata in the Music app. This work was initially done as a part of a GSoC project in 2016.

ownCloud integration in GNOME Music

Allow listening to music stored in ownCloud using the Music app. This work was initially done as a part of a GSoC project in 2016.

Revamped Header Bar and Bookmarks in Web

Redesign addresses existing issues with Web's (aka Epiphany) address bar and will greatly improve the bookmarks experience.

Browse as root in Files

Open a polkit dialog when the user tries to navigate into root-only parts of the filesystem.

Plans for GNOME 3.20

Wayland

Ongoing work is aiming to make it possible to have a full Wayland session with GNOME.

Additional Calendar Information

A new calendar design landed in GNOME Shell for 3.16. For 3.20, we are aiming to add additional information to this, including weather and birthdays.

This work is being undertaken as a GSoC internship.

LibreOffice integration in Documents

LibreOffice now offers an embeddable GTK+ widget that can render rich documents like ODFs, the various Microsoft Office formats, etc. that are supported by LibreOffice proper. It also has support for simple editing operations. We should be using this in Documents for rendering (and in future editing) such files.

The work on the LOKDocView GTK+ widget was undertaken as a GSoC internship.

Editing in Photos

Leverage GEGL's non-destructive editing capabilities to add some commonly used operations in Photos. Like cropping, color adjustment and magic filters.

Previous Releases

ReleasePlanning/FeaturePlans (last edited 2017-07-20 11:36:10 by DebarshiRay)