How to install egmde
on elementary OS

egmde

egmde

Alan Griffiths (alangriffiths)

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: https://github.com/AlanGriffiths/egmde/wiki

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, 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 is enabled if, and only if, you have Xwayland installed:

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

Details for egmde

License
GPL-3.0
Last updated
11 October 2019

Enable snaps on elementary OS and install egmde

Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.

Enable snapd

Snap can be installed on elementary OS from the command line. Open Terminal from the Applications launcher and type the following:

sudo apt update sudo apt install snapd

Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.

Install egmde

To install egmde, simply use the following command:

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