The recently released GNOME 3.20 desktop environment is about to get its first point release, but it looks like it just arrives in the main software repositories of the popular Arch Linux distribution.

GNOME 3.20 was officially unveiled approximately three weeks ago, on March 23, 2016, bringing dozens of new features to both core applications and under-the-hood functionality, such as support for operating system upgrades via GNOME Software, as well as the XDG-Apps technology for installing multiple versions of a software project.

The GNOME on Wayland session received many important improvements as well in GNOME 3.20, among which we can mention drag-and-drop support, middle-click paste, or kinetic scrolling, and most of the GNOME apps received a keyboard shortcuts and gestures overlay that is easily accessible.

If you’ve been reading the news lately, you might be aware of the fact that GNOME 3.20 was available as a preview on two upcoming GNU/Linux distributions, Fedora 24 Alpha and Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10, both of which will be launched later this year. As for the stable operating systems, openSUSE Tumbleweed was the first to get the updated desktop environment.

Arch Linux users get GNOME 3.20 too

And today we’re happy to inform our Arch Linux readers that the GNOME 3.20 packages have started to arrive in the main software repositories, and you can now upgrade from the GNOME 3.18.2 release using your package manager of choice, or by simply executing the “sudo pacman -Syu” command in a terminal emulator.

In the coming days, after the planned release of GNOME 3.20.1 on April 13, 2016, we, Arch Linux users, should also see a new wave of updates for most of the GNOME packages that have just been updated to GNOME 3.20 this past weekend, so make sure that you keep your system up to date at all times.

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