GNOME 41 beta released with SIP / VoIP “calling” support, Wayland enhancements
GNOME 41 beta is now available ahead of next month’s official semi-annual update for this open source desktop environment.
There are a lot of lineups for the GNOME 41 beta. Below is an overview of the highlights of the long changes for this beta stage.
– GNOME Calls has started adding basic SIP functionality with now UI based support for managing a SIP account and making / receiving VoIP calls.
– GDM now allows the user session to be Wayland even if the login screen is based on X.Org.
– GDM now allows user sessions for NVIDIA systems to a single GPU vendor.
– GNOME Calendar can now open ICS files and import events.
– GNOME Control Center adds new “Cellular” and “Multitasking” panels.
– GNOME Disk Utility now uses LUKS2 for new encrypted partitions.
– The “Software” page of the initial GNOME configuration for easily switching to third-party repositories has been restored.
– GNOME Music has started implementing its new design mockups.
– GNOME Shell fixed support for XWayland applications when not using systemd in the user session.
– GNOME software has seen a redesign of its user interface.
– The Nautilus file manager has redesigned its “Compress” dialog, among other improvements.
More details on the changes in GNOME 41 Beta via the release announcement.