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Description du projet

Spins by Kilz

The goal is not to reinvent the wheel but to polish the desktop.

Based on the Manjaro Linux stable branch.

Docks instead of panels.

Custom dark themes.

Desktop effects.

Each release features a full and a very minimal iso.

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 README 2020-10-20 02:58 3.56 KB
 SbK Cinnamon 20.1.1_1.png 2020-10-19 20:56 1.45 MB
 SbK Cinnamon 20.1.1_2.png 2020-10-19 20:56 1022.45 KB
 SbK Cinnamon 20.1.1_3.png 2020-10-20 12:51 1.40 MB
 md5sum 2020-10-19 20:56 277 B 
 sbk-manjaro-cinnamon-dock-20.1.1-stable-full-x86_64.iso 2020-10-20 01:03 1.98 GB
 sbk-manjaro-cinnamon-dock-20.1.1-stable-minimal-x86_64.iso 2020-10-20 01:00 1.75 GB
 sbk-manjaro-cinnamon-panel-20.1.1-stable-minimal-x86_64.iso 2020-10-20 14:37 1.75 GB
Release Notes for the Cinnamon 20.1.1 release, IMHO one of the best Cinnamon releases of the projet to date.

The project has produced a lot of themes and icons. With this release I started to repackage and rename some of them. The old Mint-X-Spin and Mint-X-Dark-Spin icon packages were renamed to MintSpin-X and MintSpin-X-Dark. I then removed most of the original Mint-X colors that I will likely never use. In the near future I may be phasing out the few remaining original Mint-X colors in favor of new Spin colors. The renaming of the package was to make sure those using the colors I removed would not have issues. The original Mint-X-Spin and Mint-X-Dark-Spin packages will remain in the SbK repository for the foreseeable future.

Now on to the release info.

I am not trying to reinvent the wheel. My main goal is to polish the desktop environment and application selection.

This spin is based on Manjaro Cinnamon. It is a rolling release distribution and based on the stable branch. The stable branch may not be as bleeding edge as Arch Linux. But it more up to date than a lot of other distributions.

All versions of this release include
1. The 5.4.67 LTS linux kernel. 
2. A basic Conky with a red color theme to match the other themes.
3. A new red icon theme, with light and dark varients.
4. The new KvSpinDarkRed kvantum theme and matching gtk theme. 
5. There is a new grub and matching lightdm theme that matches the desktop wallpaper/theme.
6. 12 new wallpapers.
7. The Gufw firewall application was added.  
8. A ton of package updates since the 20.0.3 release. The release is up to date as of 10/18/2020.

They also contain the standard SbK features.

1. A Manjaro stable install that is also AUR compatible with a lot of packages used to build packages installed..
2. It is multiarch by default to make running wine games and other 32bit software you may run easier.
3. The  Spins by Kilz signed repository is enabled for SbK project packages.
4. Timeshift autosnap installed. It takes a snapshot before upgrading so any bad upgrades can be easily reversed.
5. Bloatware has been removed (HP printer software and others).
6. Flat packs and snaps are not installed. The back ends are also not installed but can be installed by the user.
7. The latest LTS kernel.

Panel iso
Cinnamon is the only spin that offers an iso without a dock, it usess the modern Cinnamon panel. It is a minimal iso but does have a good base of applications as well as all the theming and other improvements the other iso's have.

Full dock iso

Geary has replaced Evolution, and Parole was replaced with MPV.

Minimal dock iso

 ********* The minimal iso is not recommended for people who are new to linux. *********

The minimal iso is a bare bones install with few applications, themes or icons. Knowledge of what you want to install is required. That's not to say that a new linux user cant find the information. But a lot of research will need to be done to make the desktop easy to use. 
It is meant to be a canvas that allows the user to install the applications they want and nothing more. As such you will likely have to install a lot of applications. The minimal iso only contains the base fonts, icons, and themes. You will have to install others if you want to change the look of the os.

Thank you for trying this spin out,


Disclaimer: This is a FOSS project. It relies and builds on the work of a great many others. It is covered under the GPL3 though some parts of it may be under other free sotware lisenses. Absolutely no warranty is implied or offered. This includes but is not limited to fitness of use or data.