GNOME 40 released!

Hi everybody,

the GNOME Project is proud to announce the release of GNOME 40.

This release is the first to follow our new versioning scheme.

It brings new design for the Activities overview and improved support
for input with Compose sequences and keyboard shortcuts, among many other

Improvements to core GNOME applications include a redesigned Weather
application, information popups in Maps, better tabs in Web, and many

More information about the changes in GNOME 40 can be found in the
release notes:

GNOME 40 will be available shortly in many distributions. If you want to
try it today, you can use the just-released Fedora 34 beta or the openSUSE
nightly live images which both include GNOME 40.

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 to boot:

If you are interested in building applications for GNOME 40, look for the
GNOME 40 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!

Our next release, GNOME 41, is planned for September 2021, after our yearly
GUADEC conference, which will be online again. Until then, enjoy GNOME 40.

The GNOME Release Team


Congrats on the release!

I’d like to package GDM and have a question about versioning.
Is there going to be a gdm-40.0 tag? There is currently only 40.rc.

A 40.0 version has since been released, ignore my previous comment.

Congrats! GNOME 40 looks amazing!


Congratulations to all who have made GNOME 40 a reality. It was very nice!

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