I'm on Ubuntu 10.10 and GNOME Shell has built successfully in the past (in occasionally doesn't build, but that's more because it's a work in progress and less that it's Ubuntu 10.10)|
I have this thread in Ubuntu Forums which should help you built it in 10.10 or even 11.04 should you decide to go that route
> Subject: News from the shell
> From: jerome informalibre fr
> To: gnome-shell-list gnome org
> Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 12:12:43 +0100
> I am currently on ubuntu 10.10, I would try the latest development
> version of gnome-shell in order to make videos to put on the internet.
> I saw the information page at: http://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell
> I think installing a specific distribution to make my videos, do I have
> installed "Debian squeeze", Ubuntu natty 11.04, Fedora "rawhide" ? To be
> on the compilation works fine.
> About gnome-shell, I saw the latest mockups via git gnome-shell-design
> "is that work is progressing well? And is that if I install gnome-shell
> via git I can see it turn true.
> Here are the images retrieved via git: http://www.informalibre.fr/shell/
> Thank you for keeping me informed so I do more advertising to
> gnome-shell in France.
> My friends
> ps: I am French and the translation you read was made via google
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