egmde snap


by Alan Griffiths (alangriffiths)

Install latest/beta of egmde

Make sure snap support is enabled in your Desktop store.

Install using the command line

Don't have snapd? Get set up for snaps.

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Try Mir as your desktop, or as a window on your desktop

Egmde is a "worked example" of using Mir written to accompany a set of blog posts. It is not a fully functional shell.

These blog posts are listed here:

They don’t cover aspects of a desktop environment that are not related to using Mir. Missing functionality includes: integrating into the system for screen locking & suspend, policy kit integration, internationalization, support for non-Wayland (i.e. X11) applications, etc.

The beta and edge channels track Mir releases:

$ sudo snap install --classic --beta egmde # Latest Mir release
$ sudo snap install --classic --edge egmde # Latest Mir development

To use egmde as your desktop, select it when logging in, to run it on your desktop run "egmde".

Note: Mir's "experimental" X11 support can be enabled by:

$ sudo snap set egmde x11-display=auto

You may also need to install Xwayland:

$ sudo apt install Xwayland # Ubuntu
$ sudo dnf install xorg-x11-server-Xwayland # Fedora

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Last updatedDec 03

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