How to install egmde
on Linux Mint

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 Linux Mint 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 is available for Linux Mint 18.2 (Sonya), Linux Mint 18.3 (Sylvia), and the latest releases, Linux Mint 19 (Tara) and Linux Mint 19.1 (Tessa). You can find out which version of Linux Mint you’re running by opening System info from the Preferences menu. To install snap from the Software Manager application, search for snapd and click Install.

Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:

sudo apt update sudo apt install snapd

Either restart your machine, or log out and in again, to complete the installation.

Install egmde

To install egmde, simply use the following command:

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