A couple of big events will be happening in the Budgie world tomorrow - both of which @JoshStrobl is heavily involved in.
First up, Fedora 38 is released tomorrow, and for the first time it includes a Budgie spin The beta has been available to play with at https://spins.fedoraproject.org/prerelease
Secondly, a revival of SolusOS is due to be announced tomorrow - https://www.reddit.com/r/SolusProject/comments/12ndrvt/righting_the_ship/
Former developers are back on board, and alternative infrastructure is being prepared.
UPDATE: The announcement https://getsol.us/2023/04/18/a-new-voyage/ has been posted by @CommanderKeen below.
I know a fair few SolusOS users have switched to EndeavourOS in the past few weeks. You will always be welcome here but it may be that you have confidence in SolusOS again after tomorrow. Then again, it may be that your time with EndeavourOS has been so wonderful that you couldn’t possibly leave
great news about solus. whether ill return remains to be seen, im enjoying eos a lot. but solus was a big love for 4 years or so. will definitely keep an eye on developments.
that would be fine !
Solus is a wonderful distro…
Happy to hear this. I like Solus budgie.
EndeavourOS is the only distro besides Solus that I’ve truly felt at home. Both are excellent distributions
Ubuntu (and thus Ubuntu Budgie) 23.04 is also supposed to release this week, too, as far as I know. This week is definitely going to be a big news cycle xD
For the Hopers of Budgie?
The news is great. Glad to see Ikey. I have tried out Budgie on Fedora Very nice!
Significantly improves the bus factor too - which has (twice) been a problem in the past.
What so special with budgie ?
It’s a Desktop Environment with forks of components of Gnome, using a traditional panel and an innovative sidebar.
While it uses (fewer and fewer) Gnome components, such as the window manager (Mutter), it is not actually a fork of Gnome.
Budgie Control Center is a fork of Gnome Control Center (which was used previously) with Gnome-specific stuff ripped out and some Budgie-specific stuff added until it can be re-done with Budgie 11.
I’ve edited my post above for clarity.
Budgie is good. I don’t like Raven though. Otherwise it feels like a better put together Windows 10
Glad to hear Budgie is getting some love!
I’m hooked on tiling WMs these days, but when I was starting out and looking for a WM/DE home, Budgie ended up being my favorite!
Fedora is planning another upcoming immutable release with their 39 revision of OSes, Fedora Onyx based on the Budgie desktop.