I was getting curious about the progress of the new GNOME-Shell (which will be part of GNOME 3.x), so I went to find how to install it in Arch Linux. It is, just like a number of things, available in the Arch User Repository (AUR), but I also found that there is an official package in the gnome-unstable repository. This post outlines how to add the gnome-unstable repository and install GNOME-Shell in Arch Linux
The first requirement for installing GNOME-Shell is the addition of the gnome-unstable repository. This can be done by adding the following to your /etc/pacman.conf:
Server = http://mirrors.kernel.org/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch/
You’ll notice I’m using mirrors.kernel.org, but you should be able to use your own preferred mirror.
Once you’ve added the repository, you can add the GNOME-Shell using the following command:
sudo pacman -Sy gnome-shell clutter
To launch GNOME-Shell (and replace your current environment for this session), run:
You should now be in GNOME Shell. Have fun playing with this, still in development, Desktop Environment.