First Point Version GNOME 3.38.1 Arrives With A Lot Of Bug Fixes

After three weeks of development, the GNOME release team has finally announced the first point version of the GNOME 3.38 series.

GNOME 3.38.1 “Orbis” is a stable bugfix release for version 3.38, which arrived last month with numerous updates. If you want to know about new features in GNOME 3.38 desktop environment, check out our article here.

Here are the key bug fixes for GNOME 3.38.1:

  • Fixed launching system web apps in Epiphany web browser
  • Updated translation for GNOME Bluetooth, Calculator, Calendar, Control Center
  • Adjusted GNOME Boxes for GNOME OS VM 3.38
  • Fitting “no network” display on smaller screens in GNOME Maps
  • Show error messages in a popover when a search request fails in GNOME Maps
  • Fixed workspace glitches in shell overview
  • Better “peek password” feature
  • Improve DND behavior in-app picker
  • Removed outdated guide on Flash plugins from GNOME user docs
  • Upgrade GTK from 3.99.1 to 3.99.2
  • Fixed button scrolling on X11 windowing system
  • Fixed visual glitches on background with fractional scaling
  • Fixed issue when opening local HTML files using Yelp tool
  • Nautilus updates starred files when they’re moved and renamed

A full list of updates to this point version is also available to read from here.

If you’re already using the beta version of Ubuntu 20.10 and its official flavor or Fedora 33, which comes with GNOME 3.38, you should upgrade your system to retrieve all fixes.

You may also know that the GNOME team has already declared GNOME 3.38 as the final stable release in the GNOME 3 series. As the team has adopted a new versioning scheme, GNOME 40 will be the next stable version, which is due to be released in March of next year.