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The Pantheon shell is the main desktop component of the Elementary project. It is deeply integrated with other applications like the dock called Plank, the top panel Wingpanel, application launcher Slingshot and comes with its own window manager Gala, which is based on Mutter.

The traditional Unix like substitutability of components is sacrificed by a design philosophy that streamlines the user interface for better global aesthetics and out-of-the-box experience inspired by popular proprietary desktops. To do that, the Elementary project enhances the Gtk+ libraries with its own extensions for improved usability and a unique design. It also comes with its own set of programs that all adhere to the visual guidelines like: text editor, file browser, terminal emulator, desktop calendar, e-Mail client, software gallery, video player, audio player and etc. To simplify application creation designed for Elementary, an application development framework (Granite) was created. The preferred programming language is Vala.

Warning: The packaging of the elementary project for openSUSE is still in early experimental stages.

Currently, there are three branches of repositories: experimental stable development.

Warning: In order to use packages from openSUSE_Factory repository on openSUSE Tumbleweed, you MUST have GNOME:Next repository enabled.

Version: experimental

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Warning: The following project is a fork of Pantheon repository to avoid depending on GNOME with some patches, using the gsettings under org.opensuse.pantheon.wrap.gnome instead of org.gnome, etc.

Version: stable

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  • openSUSE Tumbleweed: Button-oci.png
  • openSUSE Leap 15.3: Button-oci.png
  • openSUSE Leap 15.2: Button-oci.png

This project is a priority.
You need to switch system packages to the version in this repository.
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Warning: The following project contains the snapshots of the elementary OS project.

Version: development

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A Live ISO Images allows you to test-drive without the need to install openSUSE or to change your existing installation.
Warning: These are images available which are not officially supported by openSUSE. Use at your own risk!
Warning: Calamares: setting locale not working on openSUSE. Please use the following steps to solve an language challenge after installing the openSUSE distribution: YaST -> Language -> Primary Language.

Version: Tumbleweed

Version: Leap 15.3

Switching the Desktop Language before loading an ISO Image:
Recommended: After installing the openSUSE distribution from ISO Image, run 'sudo zypper dup' to download and install additional packages.