GNOME 3.30 Release Candidate (v3.29.90) was just recently released, which marks the UI, API, and feature freezes for the next desktop environment update which should make its debut in September.
Among the changes and issues fixed in this GNOME release candidate update:
- A revamped UI for the Evince document viewer.
- Restored App Menu support in GNOME File Roller.
- New backgrounds in GNOME.
- Night Light integration in GNOME Calendar.
- GNOME Initial Setup has restored behavior for allowing weak passwords at user creation time.
- GNOME Initial Setup also now has Meson build system support.
- Librsvg has continued converting more C code to Rust along with various code optimizations.
- Flatpak improvements in Nautilus.
- Various other enhancements to the Nautilus file manager usability.
- Vala re-introduces POSIX profile support and various other enhancements.
- Various GNOME Shell and Mutter improvements.