Gnome Team released yesterday a live image of Gnome 3.5.91 so everyone can have a preview of the upcoming Gnome before the official release in Sep, 26.
While Gnome 3.6 is coming out in just two weeks, this live image makes perfect sense because the new Gnome will arrive in most distributions much later. So, this is a chance to personally watch the best Gnome release (*not just my opinion*) so far in minutes.
I hope Gnome Team in the future to make more often live images releases, because Gnome 3.6 was really hard to be compiled and tested. If you are wondering what this image is about Matthias Clasen says:
“They’re basically a debranded Fedora 18 desktop spin, and I think they’re looking fairly nice. We’ll try to refresh these for 3.5.92 next week“.
I run it in Gnome Boxes to save some time and the image quality isn’t so good, but anyway :)
There is no lock option, so you cannot see the new Lock Screen or the new GDM but you can watch some screens here.
The new App Overview button isn’t so bad as you might think. After some use it feels much better that the Tab-ed one.
Gnome 3.6 has huge improvements in almost every Gnome App, like Cheese.
If you consider to get an early release of Ubuntu 12.10 (or whatever else distro) just to have the new Gnome, don’t forget that you won’t get your favorite extensions. It is better to wait a few weeks till the extensions authors update them for 3.6.
You can download the Gnome live image from:
*Download goes a bit slow, it took an hour for me.