Dev Preview Channel

We have a development repository that we use for working on code and testing between releases. You can install this repository on your system and help with testing. The dev channel is continuous, and does not have any specific releases. Dev channel is the first place to get new features and fixed bugs. However, things may break unexpectedly at any time. Expect this code to be broken, and be happy if it isn't.

Many parts are direct from the GNOME3 ppa. This is not intended for production machines.

If you have the UGR GNOME 3 PPA installed (ppa:ubuntugnometeam/gnome3), please replace it with the GNOME 3 team's PPA below

If you already have installed UGR 0.0.1, please see the special instructions below

This is intended to be installed on a fresh install of the latest natty. DO NOT install this on a production machine, THERE IS NO DOWNGRADE PATH. THIS HAS NO WARRANTY, AND IT COULD SERIOUSLY MESS THINGS UP.  

1) Obtain a clean, fresh installation of the latest 11.04 Natty Narwhal Release.  Perform all applicable updates.  

2) Configure the system to NOT login automatically.  This is needed so that you can choose what kind of session you want.  If you do not do this, you will still be stuck with unity.  This can be changed under system>preferences>login screen.  

3) Add the UGR Repositories:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntugnometeam/ppa-gen
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntugnometeam/dev
sudo apt-get update

4) Install UGR
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install ugr-desktop-g3 gnome-shell
sudo apt-get upgrade

5) Reboot.  You should see "GNOME shell" as a session option in the login screen.  Gnome shell is GNOME 3.  

If you already have UGR 0.0.1 installed
Installing will not work if you already have the original UGR installed, as there is a package conflict. To solve this, run the following to get UGR :
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get remove ugr-desktop-g3
sudo apt-get remove gnome-accessibility-themes
sudo apt-get install ugr-desktop-g3

Providing Feedback
Your feedback is essential to this project.  Join the ugr-testing team on launchpad, and file bug reports for any problems you notice.  Most bugs should be filed with the ugr-meta package.  

Things we want to test:
  • Does everything work?  Try each session type: Ubuntu (unity), Ubuntu classic (no unity), and GNOME 3.  Check the features in GNOME 3 against 
  • Is it stable?  Can you do work with it?  
  • Are there any broken packages?  These are listed as 'not upgraded' in apt-get, and are grayed out in update manager
Known Issues
  • Dependency issues and conflicts with gnome-themes-standard and gnome-accessibility-themes
  • Ubuntu may try to get rid of ugr-desktop-g3 and reinstall ubuntu-desktop
  • Many parts of GNOME crash constantly and randomly
  • Regular Ubuntu session options and unity probably won't work
  • If 0.0.1 is already installed, it needs to be removed first