GNOME Shell 2.28.0 released [a preview]

GNOME Shell 2.28.0 is now available at:

64d30bd2692af2047a3056545b8f549c713ee91877cee8742d4b02d606ef6bd4 gnome-shell-2.28.0.tar.bz2
060fddba21405156e748f4a3c4b9b03a51aac085bb9184e64e2105df3b41cb64 gnome-shell-2.28.0.tar.gz

This is not a stable release designed for production use, but rather 
a preview release to let people try out what is coming for GNOME 3.0.

About GNOME Shell

GNOME Shell provides core user interface functions for the GNOME 3
desktop, like switching to windows and launching applications. 
GNOME Shell takes advantage of the capabilities of modern graphics
hardware and introduces innovative user interface concepts to 
provide a visually attractive and easy to use experience.

This is still a VERY EARLY version of GNOME Shell and should not be
taken of indicative of the final user interface or performance.

We are providing tarball releases at this point largely to allow
distributions to start building packaging for GNOME Shell. If you are
interested in building GNOME Shell from source, we would recommend
building from version control using the build script described at:

Not only will that give you the very latest version of this rapidly
changing project, it will be much easier than get GNOME Shell and
its dependencies to build from tarballs.

Changes since 2.27.3

* Major rework of Alt-Tab dialog to be based on applications rather
  than windows. This aligns Alt-Tab better with application display
  and selection in the Overview.

  Primary selection is by applications, when on an application you
  see thumbnails of the windows for that app and select them with
  arrow keys or the mouse. (Mouse is also enabled for selecting

  [Dan, Steve]

* Import parts of the NBTK library as ST (Shell Toolkit); among new
  capabilities this gives us support for CSS styling, table layout 
  and scrolling.

  [Colin, Owen]

  Improvements and changes compared to NBTK include:

   - Full CSS styling of fonts and colors with inheritance
   - Colored borders via CSS
   - Inline style support (style: 'background: red;')
   - Bug fixes for NbtkTable and NbtkBoxLayout
   - Use GtkIMContext rather than ClutterIMContext for integration with
     desktop input methods

* Add String.format() method for printf() style strings. This will
  be useful for UI translation [Adel]
* Basic multihead support: don't treat everything as one big monitor [Dan]
* Port LookingGlass console to ST as a proof-of-concept and to add
  scrolling for history. [Colin, Owen]
* Add a calendar popdown when clicking on the clock [Owen]
* Improve the animation of windows when going from the desktop
  to the overview [Colin]
* Add "New Window", "Add to favorites" options to application
  icon menu [Colin]
* Fixes to work better at 1024x600 "netbook" resolution [Colin]
* Performance improvements for searching [Colin]
* Add Desktop to Places section of dash. [Adel]
* Export a small D-Bus interface for the shell for debugging [Colin]
* Add infrastructure for writing test programs for UI components [Owen]
* Memory leak fixes [Colin]
* UI tweaks [Marina, Siegfried, Steve]
* Bug fixes [Adel, Colin, Marina, Siegfried]
* Build fixes [Jon, Owen, Richard, Siegfried]

  Steve Frécinaux, Adel Gadllah, Siegfried-Angel Gevatter Pujals, Richard Hughes,
  Jon Nettleton, Owen Taylor, Colin Walters, Dan Winship, Marina Zhurakhinskaya

  Khaled Hosny (ar), Siegfried-Angel Gevatter Pujals (ca), Andre Klapper (cs),
  Christian Kirbach (de), Jorge González (es), Gabor Kelemen (hu), Kjartan Maraas (nb),
  Rodrigo L. M. Flores (pt_BR), Daniel Nylander (se), Matej Urbančič (sl)

Bugs Fixed:

  568322 - Visual tweaks for workspaces
  581837 - Overview mode - Window tiling needs to handle desktop widgets better
  582654 - predictable layout of windows in workspace view?
  590563 - make altTab app-based
  591245 - style/css/nbtk
  593060 - better multihead support
  594555 - Should darken workspaces immediately for app well menu
  594557 - Hack "new window" option into app well menu
  594916 - Escape during DND
  595023 - activities icons not fully on screen
  595116 - Allow looking glass in the overview
  595382 - [main] Better handle pushModal failing
  595419 - Monkey-patch in ClutterContainer methods for NbtkBoxLayout
  595514 - [lookingGlass] Fix shell_hook_paint_red_border
  595661 - Add String formatting
  595987 - Add some structure for interactive tests of UI components
  595988 - Extend distcheck for files in Git to all files
  595989 - Fix installation and distribution of stylesheet data
  595990 - Port from libccss to code from hippo-canvas
  595991 - Add support for inline styles
  595993 - Add support for colored borders
  595995 - Allow NbtkBoxLayout to shrink down to its minimum size
  595996 - Fixes for scrolling NbtkBoxLayout
  595997 - Fix interaction of borders/background and scrolling
  596000 - Add lightbox.js and use it in overview, alt-tab, and run dialog
  596102 - Add shellDBus.js which implements Eval(str) and an Overview property
  596119 - Search optimizations
  596262 - beginModal regression from Main.currentTime (110ef17e2d7fd6)
  596263 - overview window stacking order wrong
  596337 - Black background on altTab popup
  596371 - AppWell improvements
  596375 - [Overview] Don't treat 1024x600 as widescreen
  596389 - Minimized windows should be at the end of alt-tab
  596432 - Add a calendar pop-down to the clock
  596433 - Use "More" instead of "Browse"
  596441 - Remove close animation
  596447 - Support LinuxMint in
  596630 - Regression in overview docs display
  596676 - Don't show all sections each time the search is updated
  596677 - Multiple items are selected when the search is refined
  596695 - [AppSwitcher] deal with the user releasing Alt before we get the grab
  596803 - Turn StBoxLayout:spacing into a style property
  596811 - Import MxTable as StTable
  596933 - show Desktop in Places
  596991 - [places] Fix double spacing between actions and devices
  597038 - Make "Connect to ..." string translateable (places)
  597054 - Problem with libcroco-0.6.1
  597076 - Fix rundialog not closing for internal commands
  597078 - gnome-shell from git shows calendar centered on virtual screen not physical screen
  597083 - fails make distcheck
  597120 - window::user-time connection disconnection
  597148 - Set ShellTrayManager:bg-color to match panel
  597153 - Match on menu category during application search
  597167 - [ShellAppSystem] Cache applications for a menu
  597169 - avoid doing recomputation for overview until we re-enter it
  597177 - Check that no new term was introduced before doing a subsearch
  597309 - Add workspace button is recreated every time the overview is shown
  597422 - Run dialog: Make error message translatable
  597423 - Places: Add padding between "Connect to.." and devices section
  597466 - [AppIcon] Fix exception when showing menu for not-running app
  597471 - Use GtkIMContext instead of ClutterIMContext
  597498 - AppIcon patches for AppSwitcher updates
  597559 - [AppSwitcher] add a workaround for a gjs problem with GdkModifierType
  597586 - [AppWell] Workaround being allocated 0x0
  597721 - Fix overview to show on the correct monitor
  597735 - Deal with unknown flags from ClutterEvent.get_state() 

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