The GNOME Release Team has announced the availability of GNOME 3.4. This latest version comes six months after the last GNOME release and includes major new features, significant updates to a host of GNOME applications, and a huge number smaller fixes and refinements.

GNOME 3.4 introduces a range of new features. A new document search facility allows quick access to content stored both on your device and online. Smooth scrolling means that moving through content is slick and graceful. New application menus, which are located on the top bar, provide a useful way to access application options and actions.

Full details of the changes found in GNOME 3.4 can be seen in the release notes.

Installing Gnome 3.4 via PPA

  • $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
  • $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/testing
  • $ sudo apt-get update
  • $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
  • $ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell