This page provides information on how to run unstable development versions of GNOME. Doing this regularly and reporting issues is a valuable way to contribute to GNOME.

Nightly Flatpaks#

GNOME publishes nightly builds of its apps as Flatpaks. This is a great way to safely run the very latest development versions of GNOME apps.

See nightly.gnome.org for details.


GNOME OS is a complete operating system that can be run in a virtual machine, which includes recent development versions of the GNOME desktop and apps. Once installed, you can update it to updated to the latest nightly GNOME versions.

See os.gnome.org for details.


GNOME development versions are also available to use through some Linux distributions.

Build the code#

If the above solutions don’t meet your needs, you may need to build the software yourself.