Other GNOME Platform improvements in GNOME 3.6 include:
Pango, the library for laying out and rendering of text, has been ported to use to provide higher quality rendering and memory savings. As a side effect the deprecated pangox backend was removed. A helps with the transition of the deprecated pangox APIs.
The Empathy and by folks.activity logging framework is used in
libgdata received .
To test your DBus app you can useso your tests will be using a private session bus instead of the user's.
gnome-common provides a GNOME_CODE_COVERAGE m4 macro to allow projects to easily add code coverage support using lcov. See for an example implementation.
GNOME's default GSettings backend dconf received a massive refactoring with a focus on testability.
, the API for accessing RESTful web services, received HTTP authentication support.
All gvfs utilities, as well as command line utilities that are part of GLib and GTK+ now include manual pages.
libgnome-keyring will be completely .
The libsecret library is a new client for the . It allows storage of passwords in a common way on the desktop.
GNOME's browser Web is being ported to WebKit2. If you want to give this work in progress a try, build the browser with --with-webkit2. This will mean:
Increased responsiveness (how amazing the scrolling is!) and stability.
Thanks to the OOP plugin support GTK 2.x plugins work out of the box again. That means Flash support without having to rely on nspluginwrapper.
Other things that are there, but invisible to users, like increased security or a new and improved API, built on top of all our experience with the classic WebKit.
Evolution will use WebKit also for composing messages. This will deprecate GtkHtml. It will also receive a new importer framework.
Evolution-Exchange (one of Evolution's connectors to Microsoft Exchange servers) might be deprecated in favor of Evolution-EWS and Evolution-MAPI.
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