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Jordan Petridis has announced the release of the first alpha version of GNOME 43 for testing.

GNOME 43.alpha released

GNOME 43.alpha is now available. This is the first unstable release leading to 43 stable series.


An GNOME OS install image is also available for testing and porting extensions.

This is meant to be installed in a virtual machine with EFI support (such as the GNOME Boxes version available on Flathub). You can also try to install it on bare metal but be warned that hardware support is very limited.

If you want to compile GNOME 43.alpha, you can use the official BuildStream project snapshot. Thanks to BuildStream's build sandbox, it should build reliably for you regardless of the dependencies on your host system:

The list of updated modules and changes is available here:

The source packages are available here:

This release is a snapshot of development code. Although it is buildable and usable, it is primarily intended for testing and hacking purposes. GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate development status.

For more information about 43 release, the full schedule, the official module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our 43 wiki page:

Jordan Petridis,
GNOME Release Team