LCARS Desktop Environment

What is LCARS Desktop Environment?

LCARS Desktop Environment or short lcarsde is an open source desktop environment for Linux systems. They main goal for this project is to create a desktop experience that looks somewhat like a LCARS interface.

The desktop environment consists of a window manager that is based on Xlib as well as a set of tool applications, which are a menu of active open applications, the status bar, a program selection and an application for logout, shutdown, etc.

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Firstly, let us wish you a happy, blessed new Year 2021. Stay healthy!

We enjoyed a little break, that we used to solve Advent of Code puzzles as well as relax and enjoy some time with the close family.

Now we are back and for lcarsde this year will start with a rewrite of the status-bar application. That will bring more stability and get rid of two serious bugs. The next things on the schedule will be the fixing of a lcarswm bug and the creation of build packages for Debian/Ubuntu.

lcarsde is now available on Arch Linux via the Arch Linux User Repository (AUR).

The releases for all the parts of the first lcarsde setup are now created. That includes lcarswm 20.3, application-starter 20.1, app-menu 20.1 status-bar 20.1 and logout 20.1. That means we have a complete LCARS Desktop Environment setup. Woohoo!!!

Well, it's almost time to party. Currently the Arch Linux package build scripts are in production and once finished, they will be pushed to the AUR. So Arch users will be the first to taste the lcarsde experience. Ubuntu will be coming up afterwards.

First version of LCARS Desktop Environment is about ready and packages for Arch Linux and Ubuntu will be set up.