How to upgrade to the latest GNOME version?

I am running Ubuntu 15.04. I installed GNOME on top of that. Now I am using GNOME Shell. I heard 3.16 has many improvement. I am thinking about upgrading. My question is that, if I upgrade to GNOME 3.16 will I be able to upgrade to the next version of Ubuntu (15.10) when it arrives?

Asked By: Minty Sam


Warning: this version is in development.

You can install the latest version of GNOME with two PPAs:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3

Update the repositories:

sudo apt-get update

Upgrade your system (avoid using upgrade, it can cause problems to the PPAs you just added):

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Or if you want to reinstall GNOME

sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-gnome-desktop

To revert the upgrade install ppa-purge

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

and run the following commands, in this order:

sudo ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging
sudo ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
Answered By: A.B.
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