This is based on Babywogue’s tutorial
With the rapid development of Gnome 40, it can be great if users could easily try out the proposed changes. Currently, there is no simple way to try out Gnome 40, so here is a guide to installing it in Fedora Rawhide.
It is recommended you try this using a virtual machine as this could mess your current install. Enable 3D acceleration on your preferred VM software for the best experience.
Additionally, using a shell such as fish makes the process easier.
Step 1. Build dependencies.
~$ sudo dnf build-dep mutter gnome-shell
Step 2. Create a new directory to build mutter.
~$ mkdir Gnome40 ~$ cd Gnome40/
Step 3. Clone Muter
~$ git clone https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/mutter
Step 4. Build Mutter. This will replace your current package.
~$ cd mutter ~$ meson _build --prefix=/usr ~$ sudo ninja -C /home/yourUserNameHere/Gnome40/mutter/_build
Wait for it to finish before installing the shell.
Step 5. Clone Shell 40
~$ cd ../ ~$ git clone https://gitlab.gnome.org/feaneron/gnome-shell/
Step 6. Build Shell 40
~$ cd gnome-shell ~$ git checkout gbsneto/40-stuff ~$ meson _build --prefix=/usr ~$ sudo ninja install -C _build
Note, you may need to install sassc and asciidoc separately.
Step 7. Restart Gnome-shell by re-logging.