Budgie (desktop environment)

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Budgie
Budgie Logo
Budgie v10.4
Budgie v10.4
Developer(s)Ikey Doherty and Solus project team
Initial releaseDecember 7, 2013; 4 years ago (2013-12-07)
Stable release
10.4 / August 15, 2017; 14 months ago (2017-08-15)
Written inC, Vala
Operating systemUnix-like with X11 (X Window System)
Available inMultilingual
TypeDesktop environment
LicenseGNU LGPLv2.1 for libraries, GNU GPLv2 for binaries
Websitebudgie-desktop.org

Budgie is a desktop environment that uses GNOME technologies such as GTK+ (> 3.x) and is developed by the Solus project as well as by contributors from numerous communities such as openSUSE Tumbleweed, Arch Linux and Ubuntu Budgie. Budgie's design emphasizes simplicity and elegance.

Budgie (desktop environment) v10.4

Applications[edit]

Budgie desktop tightly integrates with the GNOME stack, employing underlying technologies to offer an alternative desktop experience. Budgie applications generally use GTK and header bars similar to GNOME applications. Budgie builds what is effectively a Favorites list automatically as the user works, moving categories and applications toward the top of menus when they are used.[1]

History[edit]

Budgie was initially developed as the default desktop environment for the Evolve OS Linux distribution. After the name change of Evolve OS to Solus,[2] development of Budgie accelerated.

Early versions of Budgie were slow and prone to crashes.[3] Speed and reliability have improved with time.[4]

Budgie v1 was released on February 18, 2014 and v10 on December 27, 2015. The versioning scheme since changed, with the current release being 10.4.

Starting with version 11, Budgie will be rewritten in Qt and start using Wayland.[5][6][7][8]

Adoption[edit]

Arch
Budgie Desktop is available in Arch Linux's Community repository[9] as well as distributed as budgie-desktop-git in the Arch User Repository.
Debian
Budgie Desktop is available in Debian's main repositories in the Stable branch since Debian 9.
GeckoLinux
GeckoLinux, an openSUSE-based distribution, provides GeckoLinux Budgie.[10]
Manjaro
In November 2015, the Manjaro Community announced the availability of Manjaro Budgie 15.11,[11] on June 14, 2016, the availability of Manjaro Budgie 16.06.1.[12]
Solus
Solus's primary desktop environment is Budgie.[1][13]
Ubuntu Budgie
The first version of the Ubuntu Budgie distribution was 17.04; it is an official Ubuntu flavor. Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 differs from the original Ubuntu 17.04 distribution only in that Budgie is the default desktop interface.[14] As of June 2017, Ubuntu Budgie was among the most popular Ubuntu variants.[15]
Void
Budgie Desktop is available at the current repository of Void Linux (January 2018).[16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Watson, J.A. (February 9, 2017). "Hands-on: Solus Linux and the Budgie desktop". Jamie's Mostly Linux Stuff. ZDNet. Archived from the original on 2017-07-03. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  2. ^ "Branding". Solus Project. Archived from the original on 2017-09-11. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  3. ^ Ljubuncic, Igor [Dedoimedo] (February 21, 2015). "Budgie desktop—a new kid on the block". OCS-Mag (Open Content & Software Magazine). Archived from the original on 2017-09-17. Retrieved 2017-09-17.
  4. ^ Ljubuncic, Igor [Dedoimedo] (August 31, 2017). "Budgie desktop—you shall not pass!". OCS-Mag (Open Content & Software Magazine). Archived from the original on 2017-09-17. Retrieved 2017-09-17.
  5. ^ Doherty, Ikey (January 25, 2017). "Kicking off Budgie 11". Budgie Desktop. Archived from the original on 2017-09-11. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  6. ^ Nestor, Marius (January 25, 2017). "Budgie 11 desktop environment development kicks off, will support GNOME apps, Qt". Softpedia. Archived from the original on 2017-02-20. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  7. ^ Larabel, Michael (January 24, 2017). "Budgie Desktop to begin decoupling from GNOME, will use Qt". Phoronix. Archived from the original on 2017-09-11. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  8. ^ "Budgie about page".
  9. ^ "budgie-desktop 10.3.1-2". Arch Linux. July 13, 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-09-11. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  10. ^ "GeckoLinux". GitHub. Archived from the original on 2017-09-11. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  11. ^ Capitani, Stefano (November 2, 2015). "Manjaro Budgie 15.11 released". GitHub. Archived from the original on 2017-09-11. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  12. ^ Capitani, Stefano (June 2016). "Manjaro Budgie 16.06.1". Manjaro Linux Forum. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  13. ^ "Solus [home page]". Solus Project. Archived from the original on 2017-09-11. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  14. ^ Lynch, Jim; Sabbagh, M. Hanny (April 19, 2017). "Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 review". Eye on Open. InfoWorld. Archived from the original on 2017-04-29. Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  15. ^ Hartley, Matt; Byfield, Bruce (June 21, 2017). "Best Linux distro: Linux experts rate distros". Open Source. Datamation. Archived from the original on 2017-09-03. Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  16. ^ "void-packages/srcpkgs/budgie-desktop at master · voidlinux/void-packages · GitHub".

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