Ubuntu Budgie releases a package to install your desktop on Debian

Ubuntu Budgie releases a package to install your desktop on Debian

There are some users who are clear about which desktop to use: well, if the main version of Ubuntu, Fedora or Debian is GNOME, well, that's what I'll stick with. Then there are those of us who, even if we hesitate, choose one because we have already tried a lot and we are comfortable. There is a third group that does not have it so easy with so many options, because the truth is that there is a lot to choose from. A good option is what it offers Ubuntu Budgie.

Although Budgie is a desktop, whoever is behind it is also behind Ubuntu Budgie. It can be installed on any distribution that has the packages in its repositories, and soon Can Budgie be installed on Debian?. Well, the truth is that you can already, although it is a v0.0.1 that is in the testing phase and its use is only recommended in Debian Testing.

Debian Testing with the Ubuntu Budgie Image

The latest version of the desktop is Budgie 10.6, and was launched in early March. What they have uploaded to GitHub is the package for Debian (here!):

The v0.0.1 release tag has been made together with a budgie-desktop-environment package that can be installed in a Debian Testing release https://github.com/UbuntuBudgie/debian-bde/releases/tag/v0.0.1 . Please try the .deb package. The package's default apps are described here https://github.com/UbuntuBudgie/debian-bde/blob/main/debian/control. This has been tested in Debian Testing via netinst installation – no previous desktop environment was installed.

At this time there are known bugs or things that could be improved, such as would like to hide the GNOME help menu, and so far they haven't because Debian behaves differently than Ubuntu, where they normally add NoDisplay to .desktop files, and wonder if that feature doesn't exist in Debian.

All in all, it's a new option to try, especially for those looking for something new and using Debian Testing.


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