GNOME Core Applications
|Developer(s)||The GNOME Project|
|Initial release||December 20, 1998|
|Stable release||40.0 (24 March 2021 )|
|Preview release||40.beta (24 February 2021 )|
|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.
- GNOME Core Applications: User interface (GNOME Shell)
- 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
- GNOME Core Applications: Configuration
- Contacts – managing addresses
- Mail (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 Core Applications: System
- GNOME Web
- GNOME Core Applications: World
- Notes – also known as Bijiben, neither Gnote nor Tomboy
- Text Editor – a text editor with syntax highlighting
- "first release".
- Clasen, Matthias (24 March 2021). "GNOME 40 released". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 29 March 2021.
- Kitouni, Abderrahim (24 February 2021). "GNOME 40.beta released!". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 12 March 2021.
- "GNOME Developer Documentation: GtkHeaderBar".
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