Actually we released last week but since this is my first Planet Ubuntu blog seems like an opportune moment 😉
Using the superb Budgie Desktop, we are pleased to follow the official Ubuntu and community flavour release cadence and offer up a new release incorporating the mass of updates since 16.04 in April. Download links are here.
Our first release was released immediately after 16.04 – built from scratch in less than two months! This time, 16.04.1 is actually not just a standard point release though. We now build budgie-remix in an automated repeatable manner based on the iso-builder from the Elementary team.
Sleeping beauty (above) is just part of a new selection of wallpapers – thanks to Jeremy Bicha for supporting and guiding us – this package has been submitted to the Ubuntu 16.10 proposed queue.
We’ve included the very latest budgie-desktop available (10.2.6) – the same package that I submitted to Debian, together with Moka, Faba and Arc-Theme packages (all submitted to Debian and now available in Stretch as well as Yakkety).
The budgie-remix team have developed for this release a welcome app to introduce new users to the desktop and offer advice to get the best out of the distro.
All the remaining packages that make up budgie-remix have also been submitted for review. The goal is to ensure all packages are in the Ubuntu repo’s … we aim to demonstrate that the budgie-remix team can support its software on an ongoing basis through official distribution procedures. Maybe also in the future become an official community flavour 😉
budgie-remix project team lead