Thursday, April 7, 2011

GNOME3 Live image 1.0.0 released - It is about time

Hi everybody,
Génie de la Bastille
just in time for GNOME 3.0 release, I'm please to announce GNOME 3 Live Image version 1.0.0 release.

As you might expect, this release is built with GNOME 3.0.0. Other features, compared to latest image release :

  • radeon KMS should be fixed (it was preventing GNOME Shell to start since version 0.3.1)
  • speech-dispatcher is used for speech synthesis (ie Orca)
  • tracker is installed on the image
  • more fonts are installed by default
Live installer is also available from the running image, just search for "live" in GNOME-Shell overview panel (or you can still start the live install by adding liveinstall to boot command line).

As always, you can download the image from

For openSUSE 11.4 users, we will soon make a stable repository available with GNOME 3.0, watch this space for more info ;)

As a side note, I'd like to thanks my employer (Novell) and my managers who allowed me to work on GNOME 3 for weeks fulltime.



  1. "radeon KMS should be fixed (it was preventing GNOME Shell to start since version 0.3.1)"
    I confirm!

    Bon boulot ! ;)

  2. I still can't use this image on a Radeon Mobility HD 3650. It usually works fine with KMS (tested on Arch Linux and Ubuntu).
    At least it's working fine on another machine with Intel graphics.

  3. Hi Frederic:

    Has the shared-mime-info package been removed for a reason? Anything to do with the nautilus properties bug?

    W. MacKenzie

  4. @Alexandre : I would need dmesg output (put it on a pastebin) to check if KMS doesn't work on your system.

    @Wendell: I'm removing duplicated packages with openSUSE 11.4 which have no modification. And I'm not aware of a nautilus properties bug..

  5. If I install it to the hard-drive, does it get updates? Is it tied to 11.4 or TW repos or none?

  6. @Alexandre: I think I found the problem, it will be fixed with next live image, which will be released pretty soon
    @oOarthurOo: yes, you will get updates, but you will need to switch repositories for that (see my latest blog post). or wait for next live image which will use the stable repositores. For now, GNOME 3 is only available for 11.4 and not Tumbleweed.