A new desktop environment at home, some time ago I decided to build the gnome desktop environment taking the sources directly from debian stable, obviously eliminating systemd, everything seems to work, in case you encounter errors let me know

gnome shell desktop on devuan

below the instructions to install it

Add the hezeh repo and install

Terminal

wget http://hezeh.org/packages/antofox-keyring && apt-key add antofox-keyring
sudo echo "deb http://hezeh.org/packages beowulf main contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo echo "deb-src http://hezeh.org/packages beowulf main contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
  

Terminal

sudo apt-get update; apt-get install --no-install-recommends -y slim xorg gnome-shell gnome-session gnome-control-center gnome-tweak-tool transmission-gtk flatwoken apt-xapian-index synaptic eog evince gedit gvfs gnome-disk-utility gnome-system-monitor gnome-calendar synaptic chrome-gnome-shell gnome-video-effects nautilus gnome-power-manager seahorse gnome-settings-daemon gnome-todo gnome-bluetooth network-manager-gnome p7zip-full file-roller cups libreoffice-gtk3 shotwell refractainstaller-base refractainstaller-gui refractasnapshot-gui libreoffice-gtk3 libreoffice-gnome libreoffice-calc libreoffice-draw libreoffice-writer transmission-gtk polari cheese onboard
  

let me know if something is wrong