Ever since I discovered EndeavourOS, I must say that I am in love with the Arch base and prefer to use it exclusively… BUT, I have a small confession to make about a predicament I am in. I am equally in LOVE with the Pantheon DE and cannot understand how this awesome distro has practically every DE except the eye candy gorgeous Pantheon? For me, Pantheon makes Gnome look like a joke. So what gives? I am ignorant to how things work behind the scenes, which is why I am making this post asking questions. I did read somewhere else that Pantheon is not as functional on Arch, I wonder to myself cant that be addressed by the Endeavour developers? I thought anything is possible with software?
Right now I have a dual boot going with ElementaryOS specifically to enjoy the Pantheon DE, but I really would prefer not to use ElementaryOS at all. I am not a fan of ubuntu/debian base.
So my question is:
#1. What are the odds of Pantheon making it to EndeavourOS as a supported DE?
#2. If the answer above is zero, can I install Pantheon on EndeavourOS as a DE and if so, how? Would it run as reliably as it does on ElementaryOS or would it be a frustrating experience?
Pantheon has historically been unreliable on Arch-based distros because it doesn’t target such a rapidly moving base. I think we would want to see both consistent reliability and significant demand before even considering if it should/could be added.
That would require maintaining our own copy of the code base or a patch set, ongoing management and testing of compatibility and managing all the packaging ourselves. The team isn’t nearly large enough for that.