There is a new desktop available for Sparkers: Manokwari.

Manokwari is a desktop shell for GNOME 3 with Gtk+ and HTML5 frontend. Manokwari is used by BlankOn Linux distribution.

Recommended way to install Manokwari Desktop on Sparky host:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install sparky-desktop-manokwari

or via APTus 0.3.x with ‘sparky-desktop’ >= 20170918

Successfully installed and tested on Sparky 4 and 5.

Manokwari with menu
Manokwari desktop on Sparky with system’s menu.

Manokwari with system panel
Manokwari desktop on Sparky with system’s config panel.

Used: Bromo theme, Ultra-flat-icons and Sparky’s default wallpaper.

Known issues:
– the desktop doesn’t start in a virtual machine, only on a physical one;

Have fun !