Budgie (desktop environment)
|Original author(s)||Ikey Doherty, Solus Project|
|Developer(s)||Buddies of Budgie team|
|Initial release||December 7, 2013|
10.6.4 / 30 August 2022
|Written in||C, Vala|
|License||GNU LGPLv2.1 for libraries, GNU GPLv2 for binaries|
Budgie is a desktop environment that currently uses GNOME technologies such as GTK (> 3.x) and is developed by contributors from numerous communities such as Solus, Arch Linux, Manjaro, openSUSE Tumbleweed and Ubuntu Budgie. Budgie's design emphasizes simplicity, minimalism, and elegance. The GTK library used for all releases up to Budgie 10 will be replaced with the Enlightenment Foundation Library (EFL) for the upcoming Budgie 11 release.
Budgie v1 was released on February 18, 2014, and v10 on December 27, 2015. The versioning scheme since changed, with the current release being 10.6.4
On September 14, 2021, the Solus project announced that the upcoming Budgie 11 release will no longer be written in GTK, due to unsolvable disagreements with the GNOME team. Default GNOME software will also be replaced in the future Budgie Edition of Solus.
On January 1, 2022, the lead developer of Budgie resigned from Solus and established a new organization for Budgie development with other active contributors. Under this new organization, Budgie development shifted from being focused on Solus to being focused on improving the experience across all distributions that ship Budgie. The first release under this new organization was v10.6, released on March 6, 2022.
Budgie Desktop View
Budgie Desktop View is a software component meant to provide desktop icons within Budgie. Budgie Desktop View is implemented in Vala, and uses GTK 3 for widgets. The source code is available under the Apache License 2.0.
Budgie Control Center
Budgie Control Center is a fork of GNOME Control Center with Budgie-specific settings and features, and is the standard settings application for Budgie. Budgie Control Center is implemented in C, and uses GTK 3 and libhandy for widgets. The source code is available under the GNU GPLv2.
|Distribution||Since version||Since date||Official support||Notes|
|Arch Linux||March 4, 2016||Yes|
|Debian||9 "stretch"||June 17, 2017||Yes|
|EndeavourOS||Yes||Uses Arch Linux repositories|
|GeckoLinux||Yes||Uses openSUSE repositories|
|openSUSE||Leap 15.0||May 25, 2018||Yes|
|Solus||EvolveOS Alpha 1||July 6, 2014||Yes|
|Ubuntu||16.04 LTS||April 25, 2016||Yes||As Ubuntu Budgie, originally budgie-remix|
|Void Linux||October 9, 2016||Yes|
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