Budgie is the flagship desktop of the Solus Project. It focuses on simplicity and elegance and is tightly integrated with the GNOME 3 stack.
The Budgie desktop environment is not currently available in the main Gentoo ebuild repository, there is however a Budgie ebuild repository available: https://gitlab.com/SarahMia/sarahmiaoverlay.
Please report bugs upstream and provide sufficient details (how to reproduce, info, logs, errors, etc).
To be able to enable the overlay install the app-eselect/eselect-repository and dev-vcs/git packages.
emerge --ask app-eselect/eselect-repository dev-vcs/git
In order to be able to install the Budgie desktop on Gentoo enable the overlay created by SarahMia:
eselect repository enable SarahMiaOverlay
Also sync the overlay using:
emerge --sync sarahmiaoverlay
The gnome-extra/budgie-meta package provides the full Budgie desktop, configurable with 1 USE flag:
Minimal makes gnome-extra/budgie-meta only install essential packages for the desktop to work.
emerge --ask gnome-extra/budgie-meta
Alternatively, If the user wants a very basic desktop, Install gnome-extra/budgie-meta with the minimal USE flag
# Install's only budgie-desktop, budgie-screensaver, budgie-desktop-view, budgie-control-center. gnome-extra/budgie-meta minimal
One can also specify what applets should be installed with the gnome-extra/budgie-extras package. By setting
The recommended display manager to use with Budgie is LightDM, but any other will work. For instructions follow: