- Nov 2, 2012
If only I had a desktop ;3
That's the now discontinued SolusOS 2 Alpha 7, with the Consort desktop. 2a7 was based on Debian Wheezy, but Ikey has decided to cut all the umbilical cords and set off on his own. The next release will be a completely independent distro, using the Consort DE and the PiSi package manager. A public release is still off in the distance a bit, but those of us on the testing team are hoping to have something in our hands within the next few days.
Consort is a treat, because it emulates GNOME 2, but is actually a GNOME Classic (fallback) fork. And there is no need for hardware acceleration, as in the Shell or Cinnamon. Right-click interaction on the panel is there, as are GNOME 2 applet support. I think Ikey has the right direction for Consort, as trying to pin patched packages higher than the underlying packages is just asking for problems. So what we now have is a DE that looks and feels just like GNOME 2, but works with GTK3.