“Ubuntu Budgie” is a thing – its not real – well not yet.
So what will such a thing look like? Enter “Budgie-Remix”.
Ubuntu’s trademark restrictions would not allow some random person or team just to claim their spin as “Ubuntu” – so for the moment I’ve code-named this project Budgie-Remix.
If that sounds spooky – well Ubuntu Gnome in its infancy was known as “gnome-remix” … and funnily enough “Ubuntu Gnome-Remix” – well … it was before Canonical “clarified” its trademark usage.
I’ve spun this out very quickly – don’t even attempt to use this in a production environment. I’m sure it will eat all your kittens…
The base is Ubuntu 15.10 mini iso uplifted to 16.04 alpha. Look at the readme for further details. The MD5 is there to make sure your download is successful – if you dont know what that means type in a terminal
Out will splurge a number – it should be exactly the same as the contents of the .md5 text file on SourceForge.
So how was this hacked together? I’ve added my budgie PPA. Hand-cranked a wallpaper, icon and theme via directly editing some base operating files. LightDM logon screen has been edited manually.
I’ve added Gnome-Software, Nautilus (Files), Gnome-tweak-tool and dconf-editor to the mix.
Then used the wonderful Pinguy Builder to create an ISO.
It’s 64bit only and is only to be used in Virtualbox/Gnome-Boxes etc.
login username is “live” and there is no password
Its purpose is for two reasons only – to demonstrate what budgie-desktop actually is and also to understand what actually needs to be done to make a real distro.
Quick – dirty – mission accomplished?
Needs to be refined – it needs some real software development techniques to be applied.
As always – I need people to help in any way they can – testing, coding, packaging – basically anything and everything. Hit the contact button please!