Making Studio work with more than one DE

Mike Holstein mikeh789 at
Thu May 23 18:48:29 UTC 2013

On May 23, 2013 2:35 PM, <lukefromdc at> wrote:
> Surely there are more people who want to make US work with any
> particular desktop

I have always just used the applications with whatever DE I have wanted...
Ubuntu studio uses xfce. That is what we mostly test for. There is nothing
we do that should prevent the packages from working with whatever to want
to use. I'll try and look more closely at this thread, but, what is the
issue? It should be as simple as installing the applications you want to
use. Think of it this way... Install what you want.. Kubuntu, for example..
It Ubuntu and add KDE... Install what specific apps you want. Then, you are
not using Ubuntu studio... You are using the audio/video applications you
want with the DE you want. You can take advantage of the Ubuntu/Ubuntu
studio packages with whatever you want. You are welcome and encouraged to
do so... But, you are not running Ubuntu studio at that point. Still, it
should be as easy as installing what you want and configuring... What are
the specific issues that are preventing that? Cheers!

than there are desktops!  I did the Cinnamon work myself
> for the legacy desktop, simply so I could use it Have all the necessary
files to
> make it work. Only hassle is that the Cinnamon menus for some reason
ignore the
> UbuntuStudio A/V submenus, instead putting all the A/V apps into "sound
and video"
> no matter what you do in the menu editor. The submenus show up in the
menu editor,
> so my guess it its just a Cinnamon bug that will eventually be taken care
> Anyone else wants to use Cinnamon in UbuntuStudio, I have what you need
> at least for the legacy themes, can send out tar.gz files.
> I recommend it only for relatively powerful machines with modern graphics
> and  multicore processors. All this stuff works with MATE, too, been
there, tested that.
> It will run on slower machines, but Cinnamon get sluggish, especially in
the menu, on
> Pentium 4 or Intel Atom. This is inherited from the upstream gnome-shell
it seems.
> On 05/23/2013 at 12:17 PM, "Kaj Ailomaa" <zequence at> wrote:
> >
> >> One thing that you might notice though, reading these posts is
> >that
> >> though many people have opinions on how to develop Ubuntu
> >Studio, few of
> >> the people actually are doing it. And this is a very important
> >point.
> >>
> >> If you want something done, you can actually do it yourself. And
> >that's
> >> how you participate.
> >>
> >
> >Just want to quickly add, that of course giving feedback and
> >opinions is
> >a very valid way to participate also, but if you want to be able to
> >influence the development of Ubuntu Studio - the best way is to
> >get down
> >and dirty with it yourself. Just badly worded on my part.
> >
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