• Numerous Announcements For Deepin And Budgie


    I suppose that about sums it up! I’ve been thinking lately (uh-oh:smile:) and several things have occurred to me. I think I’ll start with Deepin as that one has more:

    1. I am proud to announce that Antergos-Deepin’s popularity is skyrocketing at an unprecedented pace! There are now over 500 downloads with the last 300 of those occurring during this last month, September. As of now, there have been exactly 546 downloads with 323 of those coming from the antergos-deepin-17.9 release!

    2. With this increasing popularity, the Antergos @developers have kindly made a new category for Deepin issues and questions, located here under “Applications and Desktop Environments”. So now there is an official place to ask your questions! If I do not see your question right away, feel free to message me anytime. I would love to help:grinning:.

    3. With this last release, antergos-deepin-17.6.21, I feel that it has finally reached it’s full potential. It is everything I had envisioned it from the beginning. As always, ideas and feature requests are welcome:slight_smile:. Just chime in any time if you have any!

    And now for Budgie:

    1. With antergos-deepin finally well on it’s way to maturity, I now have some extra time and energy to fully deliver on my mission, offering “four new, additional DE’s to choose from upon installation!” and Budgie is right up there! Due to this, I am now asking for any packages to add that would make an installation of Budgie better and easier for the everyday user. Here are the ones already installed by Cnchi when Budgie is chosen (copied from the Cnchi source code ;)):
     <edition name="Budgie" description="Solus desktop">
                <packages>
                    <pkgname>budgie-desktop</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>antergos-gnome-defaults-list</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>baobab</pkgname>  <!-- Disk usage -->
                    <pkgname>brasero</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>evince</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>eog</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>file-roller</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>gedit</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>gnome-backgrounds</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>gnome-calculator</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>gnome-calendar</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>gnome-contacts</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>gnome-control-center</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>gnome-documents</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>gnome-disk-utility</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>gnome-font-viewer</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>gnome-keyring</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>gnome-logs</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>gnome-maps</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>gnome-music</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>gnome-photos</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>gnome-screenshot</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>gnome-shell</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>gnome-shell-extensions</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>gnome-shell-extension-dash-to-dock</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>gnome-shell-extension-status-menu-buttons</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>gnome-sound-recorder</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>gnome-system-monitor</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>gnome-terminal</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>gnome-themes-standard</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>gnome-tweak-tool</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>gnome-weather</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>gvfs-google</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>gvfs-mtp</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>gvfs-smb</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>hicolor-icon-theme</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>nautilus</pkgname>
                    <pkgname nm='true' name='NetworkManager'>network-manager-applet</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>networkmanager-openvpn</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>networkmanager-pptp</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>pamac</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>polari</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>python-pysmbc</pkgname>  <!-- needed by python smb clients -->
                    <pkgname>qt5ct</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>seahorse</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>totem</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>transmission-gtk</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>xdg-user-dirs-gtk</pkgname>
                    <pkgname>xscreensaver</pkgname>
                </packages>
    </edition>
    

    Is there anything that should be added, fixed, tweaked, or removed?

    Thanks!

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

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  • Good news. Good job :grinning: :wave_tone2:

    Aprendiendo que no es poco

  • @Velkerk said in Numerous Announcements For Deepin And Budgie:

    Good news

    It truly is, for all of us! Not only for Antergos-Deepin, but Antergos as a whole:grinning:. The future is bright here with Linux!

    Good job :grinning: :wave_tone2:

    Thank you, but really you deserve some credit also. Without you, Deepin would have never reached the place that it now stands. Without you, it would not even exist! When I first came out with it, my very first release, you were the only one to try it out. You were the first one to actually give it a try. Without you, it would have never taken off. To be honest, if soneone had not come along and actually used my ISO then, I think I would have probably just stopped and given up then and there:disappointed:. After all, what good is a Linux distro (or sub-distro) if no one is around to use it?

    So in conclusion, thank you. You have helped me more than you know ;).

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  • Hi,

    I would refrain of doing any work in Budgie atm. They announced some time ago that they are porting their DE to Qt. This means that all the work you do in a live iso using gnome packages as base will be a waste of time, and you will have to redo everything.

    Of course this could take them a lot of time… but who knows.

    Well, it’s up to you, but I don’t want you to get frustrated about this.

    https://budgie-desktop.org/2017/01/25/kicking-off-budgie-11/

    Cheers!

  • @karasu said in Numerous Announcements For Deepin And Budgie:

    I would refrain of doing any work in Budgie atm. They announced some time ago that they are porting their DE to Qt.

    Well, it’s up to you, but I don’t want you to get frustrated about this.

    Thank you @karasu:grinning:. I had completely forgotten about this! My idea for now was to just ask the users if there were any packages they thought should be changed / added upon installation in Cnchi (from packages.xml) with your permission of course ;). But in no way am I replacing my Deepin ISO with a Budgie one. However, part of my goal for my ISO has been to open up installation for not only Deepin but also all of the “experimental” DEs. This means that all that would happen is that a few packages would be added in packages.xml, if you are OK with that of course. But I am not creating a Live ISO of it! I only wish to improve the package list in Cnchi. Is this fine with you, and would you recommend against that for now? If you think I should wait, then I will gladly do so! You have been at this whole developing thing SO much longer than I have:slight_smile:.

    Thanks!

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  • @Keegan said in Numerous Announcements For Deepin And Budgie:

    But in no way am I replacing my Deepin ISO with a Budgie one.

    That’s wise.

    I only wish to improve the package list in Cnchi. Is this fine with you, and would you recommend against that for now?

    It’s totally fine.

    The Budgie packages.xml section is done (but you can change there whatever you and other users desire, just ask me) as we (Antergos devs) will not release a Budgie official “Antergorised” version (at least not in the near future).

    Oh, but of course feel free to tell everyone to use your iso to install it (or to use cnchi -z in the official iso).

    Cheers!

    P.S. Tell me if in the end you decide to “Antergorise” the Budgie DE yourself in spite of my advice.

  • Ikey Doherty has left his job at Intel to work on Budgie full time. Hopefully Budgie 11 is coming soon. If you want some insider knowledge into the the Solus project, and anything Linux related, check out Late Night Linux podcasts: https://latenightlinux.com/ . Our own Antergos IRC Michael Tunnell sat in on a podcast as well.

  • @triode13 said in Numerous Announcements For Deepin And Budgie:

    Ikey Doherty has left his job at Intel to work on Budgie full time. Hopefully Budgie 11 is coming soon.

    Wow! I had no idea.

    It’s totally fine.

    Thank you:grinning:.

    The Budgie packages.xml section is done (but you can change there whatever you and other users desire, just ask me) as we (Antergos devs) will not release a Budgie official “Antergorised” version (at least not in the near future).

    Thank you for all of that helpful information @karasu! I’ve been thinking about ways to “Antergorize” Budgie and I was thinking that perhaps (once I make the changes of course in gsettings and dconf settings first) you could take that work and add it to your “antergos-gsettings” package in your repo. I noticed it had gsettings for Cinnamon, Deepin, Gnome, Mate, and Sonar, so perhaps Budgie could eventually be added? I can be the one to make the file for it and everything, but I would need you to put it into the package, as I obviously cannot.

    Thank you!

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  • So I finally was able to take a good look at the gconf settings for Budgie, and it turns out that since they are still based on Gnome, your entire 90_antergos_gnome.gshema.override file for Gnome works for Budgie:grinning: (from here). However, it is not used on a fresh install of Budgie for some reason (I just checked by installing it in a VM) so perhaps one labeled “90_antergos_budgie.gscema.override” needs to be created for that? Anyways, I just wanted to tell you the good news! Everything from the Gnome file is compatible for Budgie:grinning:.

    Thank you!

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  • @Keegan said in Numerous Announcements For Deepin And Budgie:

    I noticed it had gsettings for Cinnamon, Deepin, Gnome, Mate, and Sonar, so perhaps Budgie could eventually be added?

    Only if there is something you want to add/change from 90_antergos_gnome file.

    o perhaps one labeled “90_antergos_budgie.gscema.override” needs to be created for that?

    If you want to install gnome settings without any change, you need to install antergos-gsettings antergos-desktop and antergos-gnome-setup packages.

    If you want to add a budgie settings file, that needs to go to antergos-gsettings, the install.sh file in antergos-desktop needs to be updated, and an antergos-budgie-setup package needs to be created ;)

    EDIT: I’m in the process of changing all this mess (hopefully with something easier to maintain). I want to merge antergos-desktop and antergos-gsettings into antergos-desktop-settings :grinning: There is also some configuration that is done by Cnchi that should also be moved to antergos-desktop-settings and have all settings in just one place once and for all.

  • @karasu said in Numerous Announcements For Deepin And Budgie:

    If you want to add a budgie settings file, that needs to go to antergos-gsettings, the install.sh file in antergos-desktop needs to be updated, and an antergos-budgie-setup package needs to be created

    This is exactly what I would like to do:grinning:. However, (unless I have misunderstood you here) I don’t think I have the necessary permissions to edit any of those things on Github that you mentioned. Specifically, antergos-gsettings and antergos-desktop. That said, I would be more than willing to create the antergos-budgie-setup package if I know it can be used!

    Or could I just create the antergos-budgie-setup package with you adding that to the list of things Budgie installs in Cnchi? (and adding that to your repos of course ;)). That way seems less complicated for everyone…

    Thank you!

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  • Hi,

    Even you don’t have permissions, you can always create a pull request ;)

  • the magic of git:open_file_folder:

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  • @triode13 said in Numerous Announcements For Deepin And Budgie:

    check out Late Night Linux podcasts: https://latenightlinux.com/

    http://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/latenightlinux.com/media/LNL14.mp3

    As it is inside e14 ;)

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    how to add system logs
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  • @karasu said in Numerous Announcements For Deepin And Budgie:

    Even you don’t have permissions, you can always create a pull request

    hehehe… thank you for reminding me about that:smile:. I had somenow forgotten about pull requests!

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  • congratulations to everyone involved in this work.
    @Keegan if i launch cnchi with -z option will be your version with deepin, budgie, i3 etc? if so i’d like to ask permission to add it to my iso.

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  • @fernandomaroto said in Numerous Announcements For Deepin And Budgie:

    @Keegan if i launch cnchi with -z option will be your version with deepin, budgie, i3 etc?

    Yep:grinning:.

    if so i’d like to ask permission to add it to my iso.

    Sure! Of course you can !!! And anyways, that would be up to the Antergos @developers and not me I think, seeing as I am just utilizing one of their bbuilt in features of Cnchi ;).

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  • @Keegan said in Numerous Announcements For Deepin And Budgie:

    Sure! Of course you can And anyways, that would be up to the Antergos @developers and not me I think, seeing as I am just utilizing one of their bbuilt in features of Cnchi

    Well karasu said:

    Oh, but of course feel free to tell everyone to use your iso to install it (or to use cnchi -z in the official iso).

    So thank you keegan and thanks karasu ehehehhe :P

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    AMD - A4 7300 Radeon graphics
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  • @fernandomaroto said in Numerous Announcements For Deepin And Budgie:

    So thank you keegan and thanks karasu ehehehhe

    Welcome:grinning:. Hopefully this will enable both of us to cater to a larger crowd of users.

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

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  • Not to worry here folks! I have NOT forgotten about Budgie at all, it’s just that this week has been insanely busy, so I have not had the necessary time to sit down and do a decent, dedicated job. I really wouldn’t want to rush something like this…

    Thank you everyone for your understanding. It is my hope to tackle the project this weekend:grinning:. (Of course projects always take longer than one would think, so I don’t know if I will be done by the weekend’s end. But I will at least start working on it!)

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