Budgie Desktop v6 Released With Brand New Panel Editor

Ikey Doherty has just announced the release of Budgie Desktop v6. Budgie Desktop is a lightweight GTK3 desktop session and its the default desktop environment for Evolve OS, a new desktop Linux distribution released early this year. See how to install Evolve OS Alpha 1 with Budgie Desktop on VirtualBox.

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Budgie Desktop v6 release comes with several bug fixes in the panel and menu components, as well as the introduction of a brand new Panel Editor, including customisable layouts and GNOME Panel theme integration.

  • Dynamically add or remove applets, enabling you to opt for a more traditional layout with the “Task List” applet and the newly introduced “Workspaces” applet
  • Invoke the Panel Editor dialog by either right clicking on the panel and selecting “Preferences”, or by executing “budgie-panel –prefs”
  • Ensure distcheck/clean work
  • GNOME Panel theme has been integration
  • Reload menu upon changes (update/remove package, etc.)
  • Rewrite session in Vala
  • Use low priority callback on clock applet
  • Dynamic panel size (via Panel Editor)
  • Enable experimental building of budgie-wm on Mutter 3.13+
  • Enable launch of prefs via right click option

Install Budgie Desktop v6 on Ubuntu 14.04

sudo apt-get install git build-essential gnome-common gobject-introspection libglib2.0-dev libgtk-3-dev libpulse-dev libpulse-mainloop-glib0 libmutter-dev libwnck-3-dev libupower-glib-dev libgnome-menu-3-dev libc6-dev libgee-0.8-dev valac-0.22 libpeas-dev

git clone https://github.com/evolve-os/budgie-desktop.git

cd budgie-desktop

./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr


sudo make install


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