This is the first point release of the GNOME desktop environment since the stable GNOME 3.24 release in March.
A bug fix update, GNOME 3.24.1 makes a number of minor improvements to a range of core desktop components, including the GNOME Shell UI, the Mutter window manager, GNOME Control Centre, and apps including GNOME Photos, Maps and Games.
Among the more notable changes:
GNOME Shell 3.24.1 fixes a permissions issue involving the new weather information feature in the notification shade; fixes drag and drop over window previews in overview mode; and no longer locks the screen when the feature is disabled.
GNOME Photos 3.24.1 fixes an issue when changing the aspect ratio during cropping; Maps 3.24.1 fixes rendering of compacted route labels, and now uses HTTPS Wikipedia links; while Mutter 3.24.1 nows uses EGL inplace of GLX when drawing using GLES, and solves an issue with HiDPI detection on vertical monitor layouts.
You can refer to the GNOME 3.24.1 release announcement for more details on the changes in this point release.
If you’re running Ubuntu 17.04 (or Ubuntu GNOME 17.04) with the GNOME desktop installed you’ll be prompted to update to the latest version via Software Updater.