Budgie Desktop on linux mint?

Chat about anything related to Linux Mint
Post Reply
marius77
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 11
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:06 pm

Budgie Desktop on linux mint?

Post by marius77 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:25 pm

If you've seen solus budgie desktop, you probably got a revelation. Atleast i had.

This is the future folks! KDE is great too, but the strongest candidate regarding the future on the GTK side is def budgie. Sure it needs more development but could the linux mint team ever consider this?

Its also a shame theres only the 2 default mate / cinnamon desktops on linux mint debian edition. And i cant wait for snappy packages to become the default install option, it will be linux moonlanding, finally a standard for installing things on linux without creating havoc on the system!

Great things coming on linux, but it could be even better by embracing budgie!

User avatar
xenopeek
Level 24
Level 24
Posts: 24175
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:58 am
Location: The Netherlands

Re: BUDGIE DESKTOP on linux mint?

Post by xenopeek » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:48 am

You can install Budgie desktop through the budgie-remix PPA. Seeing as Budgie is in the midst of a rewrite (to replace Gtk with Qt) and is 64-bit only while Linux Mint remains available for 32-bit systems, it is not a good fit for Linux Mint—if it would even be justifiable to our users to drop a current edition to make time available to work on a Budgie edition.
Image

thom_A
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 314
Joined: Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:26 pm

Re: BUDGIE DESKTOP on linux mint?

Post by thom_A » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:25 pm

To me, I see no more point in re-inventing the wheel. The only new OS desktop that I would appreciate is something that has extras or additions, not something where items I am familiar with are no longer there or eliminated. I never understood why they keep minimizing the power of the right-click mouse button, for example, instead of taking advantage of it. My main principle is simply this: the more options I have in accessing items the better. This notion of eliminating redundancies doesn't suit me. This is not about composing an essay or something. This is about accessibility. I used to be a power user of a certain application where I can have as many options as I want in accessing a command or tool, ie, by clicking an icon, by right-click, by pull-down menu, short-cut key, etc. Point is if you have to design a new DE, don't subtract. Add.

User avatar
MartyMint
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 955
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:50 pm

Re: Budgie Desktop on linux mint?

Post by MartyMint » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:48 pm

Budgie seems interesting. Let's see where it is in terms of development in a year when Canonical releases 18.04 , as I am a primarily Ubuntu LTS user.

User avatar
Portreve
Level 8
Level 8
Posts: 2184
Joined: Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:03 am
Location: Florida
Contact:

Re: Budgie Desktop on linux mint?

Post by Portreve » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:39 pm

I played briefly with Budgie under Solus, but it has a heavier feeling (in the sense of being a smidge laggy) than Cinnamon in LinuxMint. That said, however, Cinnamon running on pure Debian is faster than in LM.

Does anyone here know why they are switching underpinnings to Qt?
Zen Buddhism: The Journey Is The Reward
Realist: The Gurney Is The Reward

Remember to mark your fixed problem [SOLVED].

“They said my computer wasn't strong enough for Windows 10, so I had to get one with more strongerness.”
— Overheard random customer

User avatar
boysha
Level 3
Level 3
Posts: 125
Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:03 pm
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
Contact:

Re: Budgie Desktop on linux mint?

Post by boysha » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:37 pm

Something about Gnome 2 and code being harder and harder to work on and starting from qt is easier...

User avatar
MintBean
Level 9
Level 9
Posts: 2967
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:54 am
Location: Blighty

Re: BUDGIE DESKTOP on linux mint?

Post by MintBean » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:51 pm

If you want Budgie, go use a distro that ships with it. I suggest Solus. Budgie really doesn't fit Mint's stated goals of providing a traditional desktop experience with the lack of right-click options being a case in point.
thom_A wrote:I never understood why they keep minimizing the power of the right-click mouse button, for example, instead of taking advantage of it.
Seems to me a lot of people associate the tablet revolution with 'new','fresh','modern' and somehow think bringing tablet 'features' that are actually limitations to the desktop/laptop is a step forward.
Portreve wrote:Does anyone here know why they are switching underpinnings to Qt?
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/01/budg ... ving-qt-11

User avatar
frsu
Level 3
Level 3
Posts: 142
Joined: Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:26 am

Re: Budgie Desktop on linux mint?

Post by frsu » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:08 am

Is there any news, development on this since the latest reply in 2017? I use Ubuntu Budgie for some time now and would like to have the Mint solid base with a Budgie desktop.

User avatar
karlchen
Level 20
Level 20
Posts: 11490
Joined: Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:21 am
Location: Germany

Re: Budgie Desktop on linux mint?

Post by karlchen » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:16 am

Hello, frsu.

I am convinced that xenopeek's reply from 2017 why Budgie will not be adopted by the Mint developers team still applies.

Regards,
Karl
Image
Linux Mint 19.2 64-bit Cinnamon, Total Commander 9.22a 64-bit
Haß gleicht einer Krankheit, dem Miserere, wo man vorne herausgibt, was eigentlich hinten wegsollte. (Goethe)

User avatar
frsu
Level 3
Level 3
Posts: 142
Joined: Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:26 am

Re: Budgie Desktop on linux mint?

Post by frsu » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:51 am

There is an Ubuntu 19.04 Budgie version. So it is very actual. Maybe I will give it a try with an 64 bit Mint 19 Mate and add the Budie desktop to it.

User avatar
karlchen
Level 20
Level 20
Posts: 11490
Joined: Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:21 am
Location: Germany

Re: Budgie Desktop on linux mint?

Post by karlchen » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:06 am

Hi, frsu.

Careful, please: Ubuntu 19.04 (not yet released) is newer than Mint 19.x. Mint 19.x is based on Ubuntu 18.04. Hence you should not try installing a Budgie version meant for Ubuntu 19.04 on Mint 19.x. You might easily run into unresolvable dependency problems. You should make sure to pick a Budgie version targeting Ubuntu 18.04 instead.

Regards,
Karl
Image
Linux Mint 19.2 64-bit Cinnamon, Total Commander 9.22a 64-bit
Haß gleicht einer Krankheit, dem Miserere, wo man vorne herausgibt, was eigentlich hinten wegsollte. (Goethe)

User avatar
frsu
Level 3
Level 3
Posts: 142
Joined: Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:26 am

Re: Budgie Desktop on linux mint?

Post by frsu » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:29 am

Okay Karl, Thanks for the tip.

WinterFrost201
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:15 am

Re: BUDGIE DESKTOP on linux mint?

Post by WinterFrost201 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:17 am

xenopeek wrote:
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:48 am
You can install Budgie desktop through the budgie-remix PPA. Seeing as Budgie is in the midst of a rewrite (to replace Gtk with Qt) and is 64-bit only while Linux Mint remains available for 32-bit systems, it is not a good fit for Linux Mint—if it would even be justifiable to our users to drop a current edition to make time available to work on a Budgie edition.
Where would I get the budgie-remix PPA? Would I have to add it?

Kepos
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:54 am

Re: Budgie Desktop on linux mint?

Post by Kepos » Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:48 am

Well, just learning how-to do things on mint, but I found a budgie backports ppa for Ubuntu Budgie, which also offers budgie for Linux Mint 19.1 as both are based on Ubuntu 18.04.
I found several ppa's, but most of them are quite old and have not been updated for a while, so they certainly do not work for LM19.1/U18.04.
So I patched together Ubuntu ppa and commands from noobslab to get it working.

Open terminal and type:

Code: Select all

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntubudgie/backports
sudo apt-get update
After you downloaded and installed budgie-desktop you'll find it active in LM repository.

What's left to do is to simply change the desktop to budgie:
  • - start application management -> type search for 'Budgie'
  • - pull down the list till you reach Ubuntu-budgie-desktop and install it
  • - Log-out
  • - where you type your password, at the right side of your name is a small button -> push it
  • - change your desktop from Cinnamon to Budgie (or any other installed desktop)
  • - Log-in again
Have fun! :D


Left to do would be to get the latest Budgie version from Solus, probably someone knows how to?

After some reading, I found out, that I was using Budgie-Desktop, not Ubuntu-Budgie-Desktop. So I updated the above route to get the latest Budgie 10.5 running. In case you installed

Code: Select all

sudo apt-get install budgie-desktop
simply remove it with

Code: Select all

sudo apt-get purge budgie-desktop
to have a clean setup.


Credits:
https://launchpad.net/~ubuntubudgie/+ar ... /backports
https://www.noobslab.com/2017/01/budgie ... e-for.html
Last edited by karlchen on Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:41 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: replaced [C] tags by [code] tags and by [list] tags as appropriate

Post Reply

Return to “Chat about Linux Mint”