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Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 11:44

GNOME 3.2 is ready to Rocks !!, The GNOME team is done with major revamps for a while, GNOME 3.2 is all about polish, adding new features and improving some else.

GNOME 3.2 scheduled to be released in 28 September 2011, but you can test it via PPA that maintain by Rico Tzschichholz. Gnome 3.2 come with an integrated chat, share files and even take calls from the GNOME without the need to install any additional apps.

Here some features and changes which available in Gnome 3.2 (GTK+ 3.2.0 Features) :

  • Many improvements to the CSS theming support
  • Width-for-height support in many more widgets:
  • GtkPaned, GtkMenuBar, GtkNotebook,
  • New experimental Wayland and HTML5 backends
  • GtkFileChooser and GtkAssistant have received face-lifts
  • The GtkFontSelection has been replaced by a new
  • family of GtkFontChooser widgets
  • New widgets: GtkLockButton and GtkOVerlay

Install or Upgrade Gnome Shell 3.2 in Ubuntu 11.04/11.10 via PPA
This PPA is Experimental channel so Install/Upgrade it wisely and do with your own risk :)
* updated 1 oct 2011
Use this PPA this PPA which provide by Gnome 3 Development team to install Upgrade Gnome Shell 3.2 in Natty or Oneiric :
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
If PPA above not work you can try to use PPA that maintain by Rico Tzschichholz bellow.

Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot :
  • deb oneiric main
  • deb-src oneiric main
Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal :
  • deb natty main
  • deb-src natty main
If you are using the Natty packages make sure you also added the Gnome3 PPA!
ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 (

  • Read also, 5 Step to make your Gnome Looks Great! (here)