I want to highlight the wonderful work of Felix Haecker with the GNOME 40 COPR, It will also give users an opportunity to try the new designs. I’m writing a draft, I’ll post it here once I’m done
I used the repo, and as it says on the cover, it is very experimental. It doesn’t contain the gnome-control-centre package which means that “settings” will not open at all. So, at one point, I couldn’t share my screen on Google meet, for example: because the settings daemon would not open. See this issue:
I’m really not sure if this COPR should be publicised to users on the Magazine. I’d at least ask Felix first before publicising it. The repo has a very clear warning:
THIS REPO IS UNSTABLE. THERE’S A HIGH RISK THAT YOU WILL BREAK YOUR SYSTEM WITH IT. DON’T USE IT EXCEPT YOU KNOW HOW TO RECOVER A BROKEN SYSTEM!!!
I’d rather see people trying GNOME 40 via the upcoming Beta release instead.
Yeah, I think this is a great idea, but at this point, full steam ahead on Beta. (I, for one, am already running the pre-release on both of my main systems.)
I’m on Beta too, and the good thing there is that the full Gnome stack is being updated together so everything works as expected in the right configuration. With the COPR, only a few packages are updated so that doesn’t necessarily reflect the complete Gnome 40 experience.