As you may know, the GNOME developers are working hard in order to get Gnome 3 ready for Wayland. They have already addapted Gnome Shell to work on Wayland, by building 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.
Gnome Boxes is an application that gives the users access to virtual systems. It has been updated to Gnome Boxes 3.10 Beta 2, bringing some a new interface design, a new client-side decoration for Wayland, fixes some issues with Automake 1.14, comes with support for managing files on SMB shares, fixes some issues with the virtual machines launched from the terminal and got translated in many languages, including Czech, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish, Chine and others.
In this article I will show you how to install and test Gnome Boxes 3.10 Beta 2 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander. Since Linux Mint is 100 % Ubuntu compatible, this installation instructions also work on Linux Mint 16 Petra.
To successfully install Gnome Boxes on your Ubuntu or Linux Mint systems, you have to add the PPA, update the local repository index and install the gnome-boxes package:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install gnome-boxes