I am a new Linux user and I heard about the new GNOME 3.30. Can someone help me with the steps to upgrade my GNOME?

I have GNOME 3.28, Kernel 4.18.7

Note: I don't wish to upgrade to 18.10

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    At the moment, Gnome 3.30 is unavailable for 18.04, and it is unlikely to change, given its LTS status. – mikewhatever Sep 10 '18 at 23:25
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    You have Kernel 4.18.7. Most users of 18.04 have 4.15. I suggest you'd be better off with a rolling release distro so that you get the latest available versions. Ubuntu 18.04 doesn't cater to such needs. – DK Bose Sep 11 '18 at 1:59
  • Ohh! Yeah, I did a manual upgrade because i read that the latest kernel has many fixes. Thanks for the information. Regards! – Stone Garden Sep 12 '18 at 14:27
  • Update 11/27/18: Ubuntu devs are working on 3.30 discourse.ubuntu.com/t/nautilus-3-30-status/8907 . It's not forgotten. There is NO commitment to backport 3.30 to earlier releases of Ubuntu. – user535733 Nov 28 '18 at 0:17
  • Correct, he writes: "...you will be able to get all of that work from this PPA14, which is available for disco only." 18.04 users will have to stay with the slow laggy gnome < 3.30 – sunwarri0r Dec 1 '18 at 6:48

According to The Best New Features in GNOME 3.30 :

It will be available to download as source code from the GNOME Gitlab page, and be available to try via a live USB image.

Although many Linux distributions come with GNOME by default few distribute major new releases right away, instead choosing to ship the update as part of a new release.

Rolling release distros are the exception of course, so Arch, Manjaro and others will likely make this update available soon.

Please note the second paragraph.

There's also a detailed answer to an earlier question of similar nature here: How to get Gnome 3.14 on ubuntu 14.04.

Edit: and now GNOME 3.30 is available via Flatpak.

Edit on 20181121: I couldn't find it in https://flathub.org/apps/category/All

  • Emmm, Ok, then I just need to wait. Thanks for you reply! – Stone Garden Sep 12 '18 at 14:29
  • Arch is actually already on 3.30 :) – Videonauth Oct 2 '18 at 7:03
  • Arch is Arch :) – DK Bose Oct 2 '18 at 7:05
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    Thanks for the tip. I've been trying to install Gnome 3.30 via flathub website as per the suggestion of the article but it's nowhere to be found. Any ideas? – thebunnyrules Nov 21 '18 at 12:38
  • I didn't see it at flathub.org/apps/category/All as well. Maybe they yanked it? Anyway, I'll edit my answer. Thanks! If you know how to partition your system, you could install Ubuntu 18.10 separately. That'll give you 3.30 optimized for Ubuntu at least for the life of 18.10 (nine months from the date of release). – DK Bose Nov 21 '18 at 12:46

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