November 26, 2023
Regolith 3.1 & Ubuntu Mantic Support # Due to an issue associated with the Desktop Portal system and the GNOME implementation, that results in a severe usability regression, Ubuntu Mantic support has been delayed until it can be resolved. This change came into Regolith with the inclusion of GNOME 45 into Ubuntu Mantic. It looks like we’re getting some help from upstream, but it may be some time until we’re able to support GNOME 45-based distros if the solution ends up being that we need to implement our own portal backend to coexist with GNOME’s backend.
Summary # For the Regolith 2.1 release, the host name of the URL from which apt pulls packages has changed. The new hostname is regolith-desktop.org. In order to update to Regolith 2.1 and get fixes and upgrades going forward kindly update your apt configuration.
The old apt URL:
deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/regolith-archive-keyring.gpg] https://regolith-desktop.io/release-ubuntu-jammy-amd64 testing main ^ | (this changes to '.org') The new apt URL:
deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/regolith-archive-keyring.gpg] https://regolith-desktop.
With the 2.0 release out the door, we’re looking for help to translate the index page and the “using regolith” section into languages other than English. In the past we’ve used a translation system, but it turned out to be too complex for many people to understand. For the Regolith 2.0 site we’ll rely on Hugo’s multilingual support.
For a given language translation the following files must be translated:
Introduction # Regolith 2 is the next major release of the Regolith Desktop environment. Here is a summary of the big changes in the release:
Use i3 or i3-gaps interchangeably Simplify the loading of Xresources, discovery, and management of looks Support for i3 config partials, allowing for safer and richer extension capabilities Provide a package topography necessary for future changes including alternative sessions and backends Debian Bullseye support, along with Ubuntu Focal and Jammy Move to new custom desktop executor ilia from rofi for app and command launching, notifications, and more Regolith 1.
December 18, 2021
The Regolith Desktop exists as an integration of many open source projects and a little bit of glue code and some unique desktop components. The Regolith project is built upon many projects.
The following projects in particular deserve special mention:
The i3 community, including Michael Stapelberg and Ingo Bürk. The Rofi community, including Dave Davenport. Picom, an actively maintained desktop compositor, including yshui. The Gnome Flashback project, supported by Alberts Muktupāvels and Dmitry Shachnev.
September 25, 2022
Introduction # Regolith is a modern desktop environment designed to let you work faster by reducing unnecessary clutter and ceremony. It offers a keyboard based workflow and a tiling window manager that allows efficient management of windows, monitors and workspaces. Built on top of Ubuntu, GNOME Flashback, and i3, Regolith stands on a well-supported and consistent foundation.
In its current implementation, the use i3 window manager binds Regolith to X11.