Hi Gnome Fellows,
Manjaro currently ships a mixture of Gnome 3.38 Shell and Gnome 40 Apps, as long as it works together for a while now in Stable and Testing branches. Gnome 40 Shell and other newer packages you may find in our Unstable branch. The following packages we hold back (plus needed extensions):
gnome-control-center gnome-control-center-x11-scaling gnome-settings-daemon gnome-shell gnome-shell-extensions gnome-tweaks gsettings-desktop-schemas mutter
This is the minimal set of 3.38 packages. Exception is gsettings-desktop-schemas, which is a patched 40.0 version.
One of the reason we are doing this is the new workflow approach upstream has decided to do:
GNOME’s decision to move from vertical (fixed) workspaces to horizontal (dynamic) ones is the most controversial change in this release.
New touchpad gestures for navigating workspaces and entering/exiting the overview are enabled by default in GNOME 40 Shell. A three-finger swipe left or right moves between workspaces, while a a three-finger push up enters the Overview and, if you keep pushing, extends the app launcher. A three-finger drag in the posit direction will return you to your selected workspace.
Our developers are keen in finding solutions so our unique look and feel of Manjaro Gnome will be still available and you are in power to decide on your own, if you want to switch to horizontal or keep the vertical workflow.
You may download our latest Development Editions from Github:
- Gnome (3.38)
- Gnome Minimal (3.38)
- Gnome-Next (40)