An anonymous reader wrote in with news that the GNOME Shell fork
, released version 1.6 yesterday. The release features
persistent (and nameable) workspaces, a window list applet, greatly improved notifications (they're collected in one place), improved task switchers and audio control, workspace flipping while dragging windows, and integration with their fork of Nautilus
. See the release announcement
for more and lots of screenshots (detailed source changelog
). From the looks of it, this release is closer than ever to merging the modern Gtk3/GNOME stack with the missing functionality from previous windowing environments.