GNOME Core Applications
|Developer(s)||The GNOME Project|
|Initial release||December 20, 1998|
|Stable release||3.32.2 (8 May 2019 ) [±]|
|Preview release||3.33.3 (20 June 2019 ) [±]|
|Operating system||Linux, Unix-like, macOS, Microsoft Windows|
|License||GNU General Public License|
GNOME Core Applications is a collection of approximately 30 applications that are packaged as part of the standard free and open-source GNOME desktop environment. GNOME Core Applications have the look and feel of the GNOME desktop; some applications have been written from scratch and others are ports.
The employment of the newest GUI widgets offered by the latest version of GTK in order to implement the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) ergonomically is the only feature which all GNOME Core Applications have in common. Some of the GNOME Core Applications are essential, while several are not, e.g. GNOME Weather. Most are thin graphical front-ends, e.g. GNOME Software, to underlying Linux system daemons, like e.g. journald, PackageKit, NetworkManager or PulseAudio.
All GNOME Core Applications except Evolution feature the GtkHeaderBar. GtkHeaderBar is a widget introduced to GTK in version 3.10. It is intended to replace the Title-Bar and the Toolbar for Client-Side Decoration.
- Settings – main interface to configure various aspects of GNOME. Diverse panels represent graphical front-ends to configure the NetworkManager daemon and other daemons.
- dconf editor – an editor for dconf
- Tweak Tool – gives access to a certain popular subset of the desktop settings
- Chat (Design in progress)
- Contacts – managing addresses
- Mail (Design in progress)
- Polari – IRC client Polari
- Files – the file browser
- Music – audio player with database
- Videos – the media player
- Transfers (Design in progress)
- Boxes – front-end for a virtual machine (VM). Introduced in GNOME 3.4
- Usage – a melange of Disk Usage Analyzer (aka Baobab) and some other software, SystemMonitor / Usage
- Logs – written in Vala, introduced with 3.12
- GNOME Web
- Character Map
- Notes – also known as Bijiben, neither Gnote nor Tomboy
- gitg – a front-end for git
- Meld – a visual diff tool
- gedit – a text editor with syntax highlighting
- Devhelp – browser for API documentation
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