The GNOME Project, through Owen Taylor, announced a few hours ago (February 22nd) the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Beta version of GNOME Shell 3.4.
GNOME Shell 3.4 Beta 1 is a development release and it comes with over 10 changes
, as well as many updated languages.
Among the fixes and improvements we can mention that the "Recent Items" search was replaced by "Documents" search, the NetworkManager VPN plugins can now use a shell-themed dialog, systemd is now used to handle console/session, include_cursor parameter was added to ScreenshotWindow and Screenshot D-Bus methods, "FlashArea" D-Bus method was added to the screenshot flash.
GNOME Shell 3.4 Beta 1 (3.3.90 is the actual version number) is part of the new GNOME 3.4 Beta 1 desktop upgrade, which will be released these days.Download GNOME Shell 3.4 Beta 1
right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a beta release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended to be used for testing purposes only.