Ade Malsasa Akbar contact
Senior author, Open Source enthusiast.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 20:08

(GNOME 3.32 "Taipei" running on GNU/Linux)

Following my Plasma 5.15 distros list, this is a list of GNOME 3.32 distros which are available as installation LiveCD. GNOME 3.32 has been released recently at 13 March 2019 and rapidly being made available into several GNU/Linux distros for desktop, either within the ISO or in the repository. At this moment, you can download any of Ubuntu 19.04 and Fedora Rawhide (for installable LiveCD), followed by openSUSE Tumbleweed, Debian Experimental, Manjaro GNOME, and Mageia 7 (by manually upgrading from respective repositories) in order to quickly test GNOME 3.32. However, please note that this is based on today's data and can be changed rapidly over time. I wish this list helps you. Go ahead, happy downloading, happy testing!

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  • Fedora Rawhide
  • Ubuntu 19.04
  • openSUSE Tumbleweed
  • Manjaro GNOME
  • Mageia 7


Information mentioned here is rapidly changing as by time more distros than mentioned in this list will include GNOME 3.32. For example, at this moment this list does not include, say, PureOS, but certainly sooner of later PureOS will include GNOME 3.32 as well even though I do not mention it here. 

Distros mentioned here (Rawhide, Disco, etc.) are pre-release operating systems, meaning, only suitable for testing and not for daily use. I strongly suggest you to install one on a separate, dedicated computer for testing so it won't introduce you any risk when it breaks. I advise you to install not one on your daily computer for work. For example, it is good if you test the distro on one unused laptop aside from the laptop you use for work.

Manifest file (.manifest) is a plain text file that indexes the contents of an ISO image. Reading manifest can give us details of what packages and their versions included within an ISO image.

Ubuntu 19.04

Good news for us that Ubuntu 19.04 pre-release already brings GNOME 3.32 built-in. We can read the manifest file (today 21 March 2019). Download it here

(Manifest file of Disco shows gnome-shell 3.32.0)

Fedora Rawhide

At this moment, Fedora Rawhide includes GNOME 3.32 already and you can download it from Read more here (wiki) and here and here (Rawhide). I have installed it on my laptop and GNOME screenshot on the beginning of this article is from it.

(Package list of Rawhide ISO (taken 19 March 2019) shows gnome-shell 3.32.0)

Unfortunately, at this moment I can only find those two distros as desktop LiveCD with GNOME 3.32. More distros below.

Other Distros

If you cannot use installable LiveCD distros above, you can if you wish install any of these distros and later upgrade it with certain method to obtain GNOME 3.32.

openSUSE Tumbleweed

Unfortunately, up to today (21 March 2019), there is no Tumbleweed ISO includes GNOME 3.32. Anyway, download Tumbleweed here To obtain GNOME 3.32, you need to add 3 distinct repositories: openSUSE:Factory, GNOME:Factory, and GNOME:Next. You can either read the official guide in this case or simply run these command lines:
$ sudo zypper addrepo -f openSUSE:Factory 
$ sudo zypper addrepo -f GNOME:Factory
$ sudo zypper addrepo -f GNOME:Next
$ sudo zypper refresh
$ sudo zypper dup

(GNOME:Next repository page shows gnome-shell 3.32.0)

Debian Experimental

Experimental repository already includes GNOME 3.32. You can download Debian 9 here and then install it and finally upgrade your desktop environment to 3.32. Follow the instruction to enable Experimental repository. And upgrade GNOME:
$ sudo apt-get install -t experimental gnome-shell nautilus gdm3

(Package search shows Experimental repo has gnome-shell 3.32)

Manjaro GNOME

The official repository has gnome-shell 3.32 already. Download Manjaro GNOME here and then install it and finally upgrade the system to obtain latest desktop environment. Don't forget that the total amount of download size is normally huge (can be 1GB or more).
$ sudo pacman -Syu

(Repository of Manjaro shows that gnome-shell 3.32.0 is already available)

Mageia 7

Just like Ubuntu 19.04, Mageia 7 is still in development. But the beta ISO is available. Download Mageia 7 beta here You can install the ISO and then upgrade it to obtain GNOME 3.32 from Cauldron repository. Read more here (package search) and here (release notes).

(Mageia Cauldron Beta ISO image still includes 3.30 ...)

(... but its repository already includes 3.32)

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