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Deepin desktop changes

The latest update has broken deepin desktop, so I updated all deepin related packages after.
No luck anyway.

The desktop is no longer compatible with Stretch, can be installed on Debian testing or Sid.

All changes, tests and fight takes too much time so I decided to remove an installation option of deepin desktop from MinimalGUI/CLI iso images.
I also removed (temporary ?) the desktop installation and remove options from APTus.

Anyway, all packages are updated now and still can be installed via APT or Synaptic, if you would like to give it a try.

Hope I will find more time in the future to play with that again.

 

DDE updated up to 15.4.1

The deepin desktop environment related packages have been updated up to the latest versions and moved to a separated repository.

Due to a few dependency problems, all dde related packages have been moved to new sparky’s “dde” repository:
deb https://sparkylinux.org/repo dde main
deb-src https://sparkylinux.org/repo dde main

stored in:
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/sparky-dde.list
The new repos will be set via the latest version of ‘sparky-apt’ package.

Updating existing sparky’s dde installation as follow:

Easy way:
sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade --no-install-recommends

Then run APTus-> Install-> Desktop-> Deepin

Manual way:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install sparky-apt

then edit & enable new dde repos in the file:
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/sparky-dde.list
and upgrade all packages:
sudo apt full-upgrade --no-install-recommends

Make sure everything is ok:
sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade
sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt -install -f

Due to temporary problems with lightdm + ddm (fresh installation only), slim is installed and set as default, instead of lightdm. If your lightdm has no problem to log in to the ddm desktop, simply remove or disable slim:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm

Sparky 5 deepin

 

Deepin Desktop Environment

 

There is a new desktop available for Sparkers now: Deepin Desktop Environment.

DDE (Deepin Desktop Environment) is a lightweight, elegant desktop environment originally created for the Linux Deepin distribution.

Installation
Installation on existing Sparky installation, alongside to other desktops can be performed via APT/Synaptic/APTus.

1. Recommended way via APTus:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sparky-aptus sparky-desktop sparky-desktop-data

Then install DDE via APTus from the Menu-> System-> APTus-> Desktop-> Deepin

APTus

2. APT:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sparky-desktop-deepin

3. Fresh system installation via Sparky MinimalGUI/MinimalCLI 4.4 iso image (and Sparky Advanced Installer).

After installing a new desktop, reboot your machine to take effects.

Deepin Desktop on Sparky

Known issues:
– if network connection doesn’t start itself – open Deepin Control Center-> Network, disconnect and re-connect, then save it.
– if the bottom panel doesn’t show all icons, launch any application which force to run the panel’s system tray and will display rest of the missing icons.

 

Sparky 4.x MinimalISO installations screenshots

awesome
awesome
bspwm
bspwm
Budgie
Budgie Desktop
Common Desktop Environment
CDE
Cinnamon
Cinnamon
Deepin
Deepin
Enlightenment
Enlightenment
Fluxbox
Fluxbox
GNOME Flashback
GNOME Flashback
GNOME Shell
GNOME Shell
i3
i3
IceWM
IceWM
JWM
JWM
KDE Plasma 5
KDE Plasma 5
Lumina
Lumina
LXDE
LXDE
LXQt
LXQt
Pantheon
Pantheon
MATE
MATE
Openbox
Openbox<
PekWM
PekWM
Trinity
Trinity (TDE)
Window Maker
Window Maker

 
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