The GNOME team recently released an update, in addition to the fourth maintenance release update for version 44 codenamed “Kuala Lumpur”, also released 45 Beta update.
GNOME 44 skipped maintenance update 3, so 44.4 focuses on improving the Epiphany (GNOME Web) web browser to version 44.6, fixing issues such as “save password” permission requests and unencoded % characters in URLs.
GNOME 44.4 also improves the GNOME Software application by disabling animations in the UI based on the user’s accessibility settings, fixes the ability of the application to remove certain packages in order to satisfy updates to dependencies, and improves error notification for failed GPG checks.
The GNOME 45 Beta release comes five weeks after the last Alpha release and features major improvements to the GNOME Control Center (Settings) application.
The release also includes a reorganization of the Privacy pane for more granular control of permissions, a note in the Date and Time pane explaining the new Clock and Calendar options, and more.