Hello Linux Geeksters. Gnome 3.10 Beta 1 (Gnome 3.9.90) has been released for testing, for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander.
It brings many improvements to the previous version, and updates the following applications: Anjuta, Bijiben, Cheese, Devhelp, Evolution, File Roller, Gedit, GNOME Boxes, GNOME Chess, GNOME Clocks, GNOME Documents, GNOME Maps, GNOME Photos, GNOME Weather, Orca, Rygel, Vinagre, as well as many games like GNOME Klotski, GNOME Mahjongg, GNOME Robots, GNOME Tetravex, GNOME Sudoku, Five-or-More, and Four-in-a-Row. (from here)
Also, this applications were updated to the 3.10 Beta 1 version: ATK, Baobab (Disk Usage Analyzer), Caribou, Empathy, Evince, GDM, Glib2, GNOME Contacts, GNOME Control Center, GNOME Dictionary, GNOME Disk Utility, GNOME Font Viewer, GNOME Online Accounts, GNOME Screenshot, GNOME Session, GNOME Settings Daemon, GNOME Shell, GNOME System Monitor, GTK+, GuPnP, GVFS, Mutter, Nautilus, PyGobject, Yelp, and other libraries. (from here)
As you already know, the GNOME developers worked hard, in order to make Gnome Shell 3.10 Beta 1 work with both X11 and Wayland. Gnome Shell is being build in two separate binaries, one for X11 (libgnome-shell) and one for Wayland (libgnome-shell-wayland). Mutter, the default window manager of Gnome Shell will also use libmutter for X11 and libmutter-wayland.
In this article I will show you how to install Gnome 3.10 Beta 1 (Gnome 3.9.90) on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, via PPA.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Gnome 3.10 Beta 1 (Gnome 3.9.90) on Ubuntu Saucy is easy. All you have to do is add the repository, update the local repo index and install the gnome-desktop3 package:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install gnome-desktop3