GNOME 42. RC is now available!


GNOME 42.rc is now available!
Enjoy it as fast as you can; the final release is scheduled for this
coming week.

An installer image (built from scratch using freedesktop-sdk 21.08 as a
base) is also available for testing and porting extensions:

This is meant to be installed in a virtual machine with EFI support
(such as the GNOME Boxes version available on Flathub) (I personally
had some issues testing the image in the current stable, so I
recommend to try the 42.rc version available in gnome-nightly if you
have problems too, see ttps://
You can also try to install it on bare metal but be warned that
hardware support is
very limited (join #gnome-os channel at if you are interested).

Also remember the corresponding flatpak runtimes have been published to Flathub.
If you'd like to target the GNOME 42 platform, you can test your
application against the 42beta branch of the Flathub Beta

We remind you we are string frozen, no string changes may be made
without confirmation from the l10n team (gnome-i18n@) and notification
to both the release team and the GNOME Documentation Project

Hard code freeze is also in place, no source code changes can be made
without approval from the release-team. Translation and documentation
can continue.

If you want to compile GNOME 42.rc, you can use the official
BuildStream project snapshot. Thanks to BuildStream's build
sandbox, it should build reliably for you regardless of the
dependencies on your host system:

The list of updated modules and changes is available here:

The source packages are available here:

This release is a snapshot of development code. This release is
intended for GNOME
developers and beta testers. For more information about GNOME 42,
including the full schedule, please see our wiki page:

Javier Jardón Cabezas
GNOME Release Team

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