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Pantheon Desktop


[Pantheon Desktop] is a new desktop environment being developed by the people that develop Elementary OS. It is written from scratch using Vala and the GTK3 toolkit. With regards to usability and appearance, the desktop has some similarities with GNOME Shell and Mac OS X.


People Involved - Packagers/Volunteers/Contributors

Name IRC Current work Additional info
Wesley Hearn strace Packaging UTC-5
Christopher Meng cicku Packaging/Review UTC+8
Germano Massullo Testing UTC+1

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 22
  • Last updated: 2014-02-13
  • Percentage of completion: 5%

Detailed Description

Pantheon Desktop is a slick lightweight open-source GTK3/Vala desktop currently being developed for elementary os.

Benefit to Fedora

Will allow users another choice on what desktop they want to run, will help bring more users to Fedora.


Required Packages

  • Desktop parts
    • slingshot
    • wingpanel and the default-indicators:
      • me-menu
      • messaging-menu
      • network-menu
      • session-menu
      • sound-menu
      • datetime-indicator
      • indicator-displayobjects
      • dbusmenu
    • switchboard
    • gala
  • Default apps
    • maya - calendar
    • noise - music player
    • pantheon-files - file manager
    • scratch - text editor
    • pantheon-terminal - terminal emulator
    • audience - video player
    • pantheon-photos
  • Libraries
    • libindicate
    • libindicator
  • Background services
    • cerbere - watchdog for other services
    • contractor - data-sharing service
  • Other packages
    • pantheon-session
    • pantheon-greeter (a lightdm-greeter)

Optional Packages:

  • elementary-gtk
  • elementary-icons
  • lingo
  • dexter
  • libpantheon (deprecated)

Packaging Status

Package Version Review request Packager Status Comments Position
Package-x-generic-16.pngplank 0.5.0 896193 Wesley Hearn
Pass pass
Dock Main
granite 0.2.3 998483 Wesley Hearn
Inprogress inprogress
Granite Framework Main
Package-x-generic-16.pngbirdie 1.1 1068747 Ryan Lerch
Pass pass
Twitter Client Additional

How To Test


User Experience

Users will be able to install(or use a spin) of pantheon desktop as a alternative to GNOME3/KDE/XFCE



Contingency Plan

None needed, this is a optional set of packages that can easily be untagged.


Release Notes

  • Pantheon Desktop will be available TBD(Hopefully F21-F23).

Comments and Discussion