Greetings lovely community,
I only just heard about this news so I’m still currently in the process of downloading the 2.36GB beta .iso image, but Gnome 43 Beta has been officially released. It just so happens to also be released on the same day as Gnome’s 25’th birthday btw so this is no mere coincidence! For the official announcement from the Gnome devs, see the below link:
For a quick rundown of what’s included in this release, see the excellent Phoronix link here:
I don’t have much to add at the moment that the links above don’t already address, but feel free to use this thread as a Gnome 43 Beta (and bugs*) discussion.
A brief word of caution from the Gnome Devs regarding the Beta release:
This is beta quality software. This release is intended for GNOME
developers and beta testers. For more information about GNOME 43,
including the full schedule, please see our wiki page:
This is a Beta, so please do not install it on any production machine if you are concerned about stability. This is really only meant to be tested in a VM environment like on Boxes, so please be aware of that. If you do decide to install this on bare metal (not advised), you do so at your own risk.
With the release of this beta, it begins the final month the Gnome devs have to put the finishing touches on everything before the September 21st stable release date. So feel free to test and if you come across any bugs, feel free to share about them and if need be we can notify upstream of any they aren’t already aware of and tracking.
That’s all I have for now, so share your Gnome 43 beta experiences below.
Edit: Direct link for Gnome 43 Beta iso: https://os.gnome.org/download/43.beta/gnome_os_installer_43.beta.iso
Edit2: For a full list of changelogs so far, here is an exhaustive list:
Edit3: Here’s a 4 minute video breakdown by 9to5Linux of what to expect with the Gnome 43 Beta: