17.10 Release Notes

Version (beta 2 draft release notes)

Ubuntu Budgie v17.10 (artful) Final Release: Oct 19th 2017

Important: Work in progress as we move towards 17.10

TBD - add pictures etc ... lets be as elegant and simple with this :)

New features and enhancements

  • Files (Nautilus) 3.26 with Folder-Color to change color and add emblems to folders
  • Files now come with Various Document Templates available to use
  • Settings (gnome-control-center) has had a stylish makeover
  • GNOME based apps are now available at the latest upstream version 3.26 (if released)
  • Budgie-welcome now has proper headerbars so can move the window!
  • Budgie-welcome now translated now displays in multiple languages thanks to our fantastic transifex translation team. Superb job to you all. You have done us proud :)
  • One click switch between IBUS and FCITX
  • Replaced GNOME Photos with gThumb
  • Budgie-welcome default settings now have stylish and extended makeovers
  • Budgie-welcome includes new link to the Ubuntu Budgie shop
    • Gadgets, clothing and other items to buy
    • Ubuntu Budgie desktops and All-in-one computers to purchase
  • Budgie-welcome can now install many new third-party budgie applets
    • Global Menu Applet can be added to the panel
  • Budgie-welcome included links to snap and flatpak websites for extra software install options
  • One-click theming has better font support for Material design - fonts are better sized.
  • Budgie Desktop 10.4 uplift from 10.2.9 -
    • Stylish Alt-Tab support
    • Raven now supports Spotify
    • Switch windows controls to the left or right support
    • Places now supports encrypted volumes and SMB shares and other fixes.
    • Supports customisable date and time display
    • Bottom panel popovers now work without the dreaded "jump down" effect
    • All popovers are now stylishly animated
    • Raven has been restyled - Budgie Settings dialog now introduced
    • Workspace applet completely revamped
    • Budgie Menu revamped - easier to type and find things
    • Support for left and right side panels
    • All panels can now be converted into Docks
    • All panels support Transparency for the system theme
    • All panels and docks can now dynamically autohide
  • Night-light and Caffeine (deactivates screensaver) are now shipped as default panel icons
  • Screen lock has had a stylish makeover
  • Move from Terminix to Tilix for the terminal emulator
  • Ubuntu 17.10 Community Contest Wallpapers - congrats to all the winners!
  • Added a material design inspired wallpaper - used when using budgie-welcome makeovers.
  • Revamped Panel Icons - stylish support for common applications such as Caffeine and Dropbox
  • login screen changed from lightdm-gtk-greeter to slick-greeter

Issues Resolved:

  • Dropbox icon correctly displayed in the panel
  • GNOME-Control-Settings icons are now accessible via the menu
  • Extra terminals uxterm and xterm are no longer shown in the menu
  • Reduced memory idle usage by dropping tracker related applications.
  • Dropped GNOME Contacts, GNOME Documents and GNOME Photos
  • Debian wallpaper is no longer shipped with Ubuntu Budgie
  • Display video thumbnails in Files
  • Disable default Guest Session
  • Plymouth now correctly displays the crypt password entry field for when drives are encrypted.
  • Can now remove default installed applications without removing all key budgie desktop applications.
  • Fixes for the AppIndicator applet to not display huge icons such as Steam, menu theming fixes
  • New material design wallpaper which replaces our xenial based wallpaper for material designs. This means faster install times for these makeovers.
  • Slim down the ISO size - we have managed to shrink the ISO from approx 1.7GB at 17.04 to 1.3GB at 17.10 whilst adding everything above. Magic!


How to upgrade from 16.10 to 17.04

After the release of 17.04 you will be offered to upgrade when you run Software & Updates.

Alternatively, from a command line run:


For upgrade to the Final Beta:

update-manager -d

Packages that were installed as part of the previous PPA (ppa:budgie-remix/ppa) will be uninstalled as part of the upgrade. These packages can be reinstalled via the 17.04 Ubuntu Budgie backports PPA (ppa:ubuntubudgie/backports)

We recommend removing the following applications to reduce your startup memory usage:

sudo apt purge gnome-contacts gnome-documents gnome-photos tracker

Please refer to the community wiki for more help:


Also, Ask Ubuntu has a great guide to help you upgrade:


How to upgrade from 16.04 to 17.10

There is not a direct 16.04 to 17.04 upgrade route. You are recommended to to-do a fresh install - obviously remembering to backup any important documents etc first.

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Developer Diary - August


Well this month has been monumentally busy - in summary

We need a holiday ... no chance!

budgie-remix 16.04.3 is released

First up this month was our point release of budgie-remix. This is our wrap up of our 16.04 release with the latest hardware-enablement stack, updated budgie-desktop 10.3.1 and all updates in the last 6 months.

I finally solved two important bugs with the installer. Now you can install in any language without the installer crashing. Secondly, the correctly locale that you have chosen on installed is shown by default on the subsequent logon screen - previously it always defaulted to English - US. Yay!

Grab the download iso's from our Download page.

Read more about this here.

budgie-desktop 10.4 was released

This was the big one!

Upstream really pushed the boat on this release. It is now officially the LTS (long-term support) release allowing a much needed breathing space for the next version of budgie desktop (v11) to be researched and developed properly without massive time pressures.

I have packaged this for Debian unstable, Debian Buster, persuaded Ubuntu to accept it for 17.10 in time for beta 1, backported to 17.04 ... and worked with upstream on lots of issues for a successful 16.04 backport.

On top of that I have packaged up lots of the latest changes in the 3rd party budgie-applet land and themes ... and landed a brand-new version of budgie welcome for 16.04/17.04 and 17.10.

Anyway - read more and enjoy!

17.10 Ubuntu Budgie Beta 1 released

I spent a considerable amount of time updating and pushing the latest changes into the official repositories, together with testing and reporting various issues with beta 1.

This is the sort of thing all distro's do but is often hidden from end-users. Vital work I'm sure you agree. I hope you can all help out now downloading and testing. If you can diagnose (and even fix) issues then this will be of great help.

The development team really does need a new permanent team member (or two!) - chief tester. I'll follow this blog with the kind of person I'm looking for. So please consider pushing yourself forward. We really do need you!

Ubuntu Budgie special edition laptops and desktops

What? You haven't heard?!

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Absolutely instrumental in driving this has been Vincenzo. So all the kudos and plaudits are well deserved. Thanks Vincenzo.

We have a brilliant new partner - Nimbusoft - and together we are happy to present three really excellent and special laptops and desktops for your delectation.

Have a read of our release notice - and browse our Nimbusoft shop.


Budgie Desktop now has a global menu applet that is in the 17.10 repositories. I have worked with upstream to resolve freezing issues when the applet is active. This patch has been submitted to Ubuntu Mate (who sponsor this package) and accepted for 17.10. I have backported this for 17.04 users as well.

This is now in budgie-welcome as well so that this applet - with all the other applets for Budgie Desktop is easily installable.

It was reported that a few budgie-remix users did not instantly see new installed packages appearing in the menu. I have backported a zesty patch for xenial users. This will be now resolved.

Debian started its migration from GTK+3.22 to GTK+3.24. Unfortunately, not all went as planned and Debian Buster was left with a real mix and match. This broke budgie desktop and users were unable to login. Within a day I managed to push a bug-fix patch and ran around one weekend finding a sponsor to-do an emergency fix.

New Development

I have packaged a promising new applet from an indie developer - budgie-weather-applet. It looks and works very nicely. Still early days. The requisite changes are now in budgie-welcome. Unfortunately, the applet does not compile under 16.04. So here is an opportunity - if you want to get it working, give us a shout and I'll try to give you a helping hand.

"Where Ubuntu Budgie leads... Ubuntu says ...'that is a good idea'!"

My Rhythmbox make-over plugin called 'alternative-toolbar' which budgie-remix and Ubuntu Budgie have used in all their versions has now been pulled into Ubuntu itself. I've taken to fix up some usability issues (podcasts/radio stations) as well and this is now in 17.10.

After struggling for more than a year I finally solved why my budgie version of indicator-sysmonitor was crashing. A one line code change! Anyway - enjoy, another applet now available in budgie-welcome.

Speaking of new development. New team member Jacob has been exploring new optional applets for you to investigate and add to your budgie desktop if you think they are useful.

Hotcorners (hotcorner support)

Workspace overview (an alternative workspace overview/switcher)

Wallpaperworkspace (different wallpaper per workspace)

Workspace switcher (on demand workspace switcher)

Just a few pictures - more about these later when we have created a simple installer and dusted off a few usability issues.

... and new today - secret squirrel stuff - shush!

Window previews ...


(very early code - lets see if we can crack the intracasies around all of these)

Random Stuff

Our website ubuntubudgie.org was up for renewal in September.

Thanks to your donations, we have renewed the domain for a further 3 years. We'll look to renewing budgie-remix.org similarly as well later on in the year before its renewal date reaches early in the new year.

David (project lead)

Budgie Desktop v10.4 released for Debian and Ubuntu

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Its my pleasure to announce the release of the latest Budgie Desktop for both Debian and Ubuntu users.

The release is for:

  1. Debian unstable
  2. Debian Buster (will be sync'd next week)
  3. Ubuntu 17.10
  4. Ubuntu Budgie 17.10
  5. Ubuntu 17.04
  6. Ubuntu Budgie 17.04
  7. Ubuntu 16.04.3
  8. budgie-remix 16.04.3

At the same time, I have refreshed all builds made available by the fantastic indie budgie developers

  • budgie brightness control applet
  • budgie calendar applet
  • budgie haste applet
  • budgie indicator applet
  • budgie system monitor applet
  • budgie pixel saver applet (17.04/17.10)
  • budgie weather applet (17.04/17.10)
  • budgie global menu (17.04/17.10)

Budgie Welcome has been updated with all the latest translations; all the above applets can be installed from Budgie Welcome.

... and you want more?! EvopPop and EvoPop Azure themes are also now available to be installed - just open up Budgie Welcome - default settings

Upstream, the Budgie Desktop organisation has published a really great guide of all whats new - so check it out now!


Budgie Pixel Saver applet no longer works on Ubuntu 16.04. If you want to have a look and fix it up then get in touch.

Budgie Desktop v10.4 introduces theming changes - specifically themes for the new popovers you see when clicking on applets. All 3rd party budgie themes will need updates to make the popovers work correctly. So again - please contact us and help out fixing these themes - especially for those Ubuntu 16.04 themes.

All of you need to dig in please - upstream themers have moved on to newer GTK versions, so you all need to help and fix for your fellow 16.04 users.

How to install:

For Debian unstable and Debian Buster:

sudo apt install budgie-desktop

For budgie-remix 16.04 users, just update & reboot as normal.

For 16.04 Ubuntu users:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:budgie-remix/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install budgie-desktop

For 17.04 Ubuntu users:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntubudgie/backports
sudo apt update
sudo apt install budgie-desktop

For 17.04 Ubuntu Budgie users:

  • Open budgie-welcome - Recommendations. Enable "Backports". Then, update and reboot as normal

For 17.10 Ubuntu users:

sudo apt install budgie-desktop

For 17.10 Ubuntu Budgie users ... just update and reboot!

David (project lead)

Ubuntu Budgie Special Edition computers

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Nimbusoft builds Notebooks and Desktops born to run Linux. They develop and implement open source software into everything they do. Their mission is to make open source technology available to everyone.

Ubuntu Budgie team is proud to partner with Nimbusoft for bringing you fantastic and affordable technology. These special edition desktops truly demonstrate the style, simplicity and elegance of the Budgie Desktop. Share, blog, shout out loud #lovemyUB


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At under 25mm thickness, and featuring the powerful Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 950M graphics card, Bellona is a mighty powerful laptop that is great for developers, video editors and creative professionals alike. Featuring a backlit keyboard and Sound Blaster™ Cinema 3 , Bellona is packed full of features and runs Ubuntu Budgie out of the box.

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Jupiter is an elegant All-in-One desktop running the stunning Ubuntu Budgie operating system and featuring a Full HD display with high quality sound. It has been designed around style and boasts a stylish aluminium “L” stand. Supporting the latest Intel® Core™ Processors and with powerful Intel graphics, Jupiter is a powerful All-in-One desktop PC. Linux has never looked so good on the desktop!

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Designed for battery life and portability, Juno is an elegant Linux laptop based on Intel® Kaby Lake Processor technology. Featuring a slim 22.2mm design and weighing just 1.8Kg, this laptop is feature rich and runs Ubuntu Budgie out of the box.

All orders include Ubuntu Budgie stickers and a thank you note from the team to you. Additionally, you can also specify the Super Key to have our Ubuntu Budgie logo as well if you want!

You will be ordering these extra special machines from an exciting Linux vendor. You will also be pleased to know that your favorite distro Ubuntu Budgie will receive a percentage of the proceeds. This will benefit our long term future and enable us to meet our goals of supporting developers and organisations that have helped us. All you need to remember is to keep "Ubuntu Budgie" as the default operating system when ordering.

Enter the Ubuntu Budgie Shop

Nimbusoft's Ubuntu Budgie page

For all our friends who are outside Europe, be assured we are working very hard to bring Ubuntu Budgie machines to you all.

Budgie-remix 16.04.3 is available

We are pleased to announce the next point release of our budgie-remix distro based on the solid 16.04 LTS Ubuntu release.

This is our third release of the budgie-remix 16.04 series that follows Ubuntu release cycle – we have worked on getting closely aligned in the same manner as Ubuntu and the other official community flavours.

Based on 16.04.2 experiences, feedback and suggestions we have received from our users, the new release comes with a lot of new features, fixes and optimizations:

Developer Diary - July

17.10 Desktop Wallpaper contest - thus we have chosen both 17.10 desktop wallpapers and our future 18.04 release as well!

We are very grateful to our small band of Patreons and Paypal contributors this month . Everyone who does help out this well makes this project viable for now and the long-term.

17.10 Contest Winners and a surprise!

Thanks to all the entrants for the contest for the 17.10 desktop wallpapers contest - there as a massive interest with loads of fantastic pictures.

So much so, we have decided - since the quality was so high - that we can also select the winners for our future 18.04 release!

It was amazingly difficult to choose - but there must be winners.

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Developer Diary - June

Welcome to our June Developer Diary. We have a lot of interesting bits to share with you, along with some new stuff.

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Announcing 17.10 desktop wallpaper contest

Ubuntu Budgie is pleased to announce our 17.10 wallpaper contest - we are looking for fabulous original images to proudly show-case our official community flavor edition of Ubuntu.


Developer Diary - May

Nikola has persuaded me to keep a diary of what happens on the team - so here it is - kind of seems like a lot of random stuff ... and I'm no wordsmith - but lots of things happening in and around the team.

Lets plough in.

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Linux Fest Northwest - 2017

LinuxFest Northwest, held annually at the Bellingham (WA) Technical College, is a grassroots Open Source Software (OSS) event that has grown year after year to become what is likely one of the largest of the "fests". With approximately 1,800 attendees (according to their website), it is now one of the most sizable OSS gatherings in the United States. The event has a distinct non-corporate vibe, essential to the community-driven atmosphere.

The fest provides a bunch of standard fare for this type of event - sessions hosted by the subject matter experts, entertainment, vendor booths, and a plethora of stickers and other ephemera (note to self - make sure I have Ubuntu Budgie swag to bring next year). But where it seems to deviate from other conferences is the general attitude of both the attendees and the people working the booths. It appears to be quite laid back with genuine interest in a simple chat. I've discussed everything from finding your path for advancement at work, down to hacking your car under a microscope (looking at you Christian). I even had a spirited conversation with a former pastor who moved from California to Oregon to retire and help his son remodel a new living space. And these were just the quick ones. Having chatted previously with people from the OSS community online, other conversations went much further in depth. Martin Wimpress of Ubuntu Mate was more than accommodating with a lengthy discussion on the growing community, how to get involved in the larger Ubuntu ecosystem (outside the confines of one of the flavours), the difficulties he had encountered early on, and so much more. Christian Hergert of Redhat/Gnome and I got into discussions about former employers, reverse engineering, and even some of the upcoming changes in his projects. Ryan Sipes of System 76 is very passionate about growing the community in the spirit of OpenSource, which I can only imagine could be rough when you are doing so as part of a business entity. He was one of the first I met (literally came and found me in the registration line to hang out) and was the person who walked me out the door. This lead to an additional 45-minute conversation that had nothing to do with OSS, the weekend, or the like.

It all came down to getting to know people. The real takeaway here at LFNW was having the opportunity for face time, which can be difficult to achieve in a community working remotely over a vast geographical area. Being able to put a face to an online handle, and more importantly a real name to a real human is always not to be taken for granted. It's the people who make all of this great stuff in F/OSS happen.

Other Highlights

  • Met some of the Jupiter Broadcasting crew, and was able to attend the live finale of the 11 years run on the Linux Action Show.
  • I got to check out the System 76 Galago laptop which I'm strongly considering for purchase.
  • System 76 BBQ
  • BBQ back at the JB Studio
  • Games night!

We added a small LFNW 2017 photo gallery here that you can check out.

Ubuntu Budgie - Annual Financial Statement 2016 - 2017

As part of our commitment to you to be transparent with you, the team are pleased to present a short statement as to our financial position 2016 to 2017.

Budgie Remix launched in April 2016 - 7 weeks from inception to launch!. Basically it was myself that bankrolled the project for a considerable amount of the 2016 year. Our first Paypal donation was given in September. Our first Patreon was shortly after.

As we closed off the 2016 year the financial position of the project was precarious - £56.63 in the bank, no reserves and questionable that we had the money to pay the bills for 2017, let alone meeting our initial goals of funding 2018-2021 for a potential Ubuntu Budgie LTS release.

Costs included website server fees and URL fees together with requiring reserves to meet unexpected costs.

Since January we have had literally an explosion of donors - both individual Paypal and many more Patreon sponsors.

So much so, thanks to those donors, we have met our 2017 costs together with set-a-side money for a potential LTS release.

With have had a major vote of confidence by DigitalOcean paying for all of our 2017 website and hosting fees.

Closing out April 2017, we have healthy reserves for 2017 to 2021. We have set our sights on a stretch goal of 5 years viability, together with looking to fund equipment to help us test HiDPI support.

We have a nominal £81.96 in the bank, with set-aside costs for 2017 to 2021 + reserves. Our confidence level for our financial viability is as close to 100% as you can get.

Today we are pleased to announce our first developer give back. Ubuntu Budgie have donated to Antoni Norman. Antoni - better known as Pinguy - helped us launch budgie-remix. Without his help sorting out PinguyBuilder 16.04 issues in double quick time spending countless days on this - the key tool we created our first ISO, we simply would not have been here now.

With your help, we look forward to making more donations to developers and organisations who have help Ubuntu Budgie in the future.

Just a couple of points to clarify here. All Ubuntu Budgie team members including myself are volunteers. We do not benefit financially in anyway from your generosity.

Additionally, although we are now an official flavor of the Ubuntu Family, we do not receive any financial help from Canonical. Canonical supports Ubuntu Budgie through their launchpad build systems and ISO distribution costs.

All donors are displayed on our website unless you specifically ask us not to. How we are looking after your donations are also shown.

If you want to support Ubuntu Budgie, help us through Paypal, Patreon and now BitCoin.

David (project lead)

Budgie Desktop v.10.3

Budgie Desktop V 10.3 - Release Notes

With the Qt 5-based Budgie Desktop 11 beginning development, 10.3 marks the final phase of the 10.x series. Future 10.3 releases will only include minor updates and tweaks.


Ubuntu Budgie Website - Developer Diary

It's awesome when you have a website that serves its purpose but it is even more awesome when the people love using it.

Welcome to Ubuntu Budgie Developer Diary, my name is Nikola and I'm one of the Ubuntu Budgie Dev's responsible for the Ubuntu Budgie's website development.

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17.04 Released!

We are pleased to announce the release of the next version of our distro - and the first as an official flavor of the Ubuntu family.

Based on 16.04 and 16.10 budgie-remix experiences, feedback and suggestions we have received from our users, the new release comes with a lot of new features, fixes and optimizations:

  • Focused heavily on stability
  • More customisation options via budgie welcome
    • Complete desktop look and feel change - Material Designs of Adapta or Vimix
    • Startup wizard on first logon taking new users through the first logon procedures
    • Browser ballot - we believe you should decide what your favorite browser should be
    • Overhaul of our delivered application set - the best from the GNOME family as well as the fantastic Terminix terminal emulator
  • Latest upstream Budgie desktop v10.2.9

You can and should read more about what we have been upto via our release notes.

Download links and installation guide are provided. As always - do check the md5sum hash value of the downloaded ISO - this really does help you get on with a flying start for your install.

Thank you all for your continued support!

David, Ubuntu Budgie Project Leader.

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17.04 Release Notes


Ubuntu Budgie v17.04 (zesty) Released: April 13th 2017

A significant portion of this development cycle has been spent integrating with the Canonical build-system. Key visible integration items were:

  • Plymouth customisations
  • utilizing the Ubiquity installer
  • reworking packages to remove the "budgie-remix" identities and replaced with the updated "Ubuntu Budgie" identity.

New Features and Enhancements

  • budgie-desktop upgraded to v10.2.9 from v10.2.7
  • a first login welcome screen to help you get up and running with items such as:
    • install drivers
    • perform updates
    • install complex ibus language support
    • web browser ballot - one click install/uninstall of additional browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Vivaldi, etc.
    • Full theme change support is now available. You can switch the entire interface (fonts, wallpaper, theme, cursors) to material based design themes (Adapta or Vimix) or the Arc theme style (default)
  • a backports repository is now optionally available via budgie-welcome with additional packages such as:
    • skippy-xd (Expose-Like Window selector)
    • the latest budgie-screenshot panel applet allowing you to grab screenshots (optionally send to Imgur)
    • 17.04 compatible Paper GTK Theme, Paper icon and cursor themes
    • (Coming Soon) v10.3 of the budgie-desktop
  • application indicator support (default - respects the panel system theme or custom themes)
  • panel applet to control the volume (default)
  • panel applet to navigate to file system places (default)
  • OSD (On Screen Display) of volume changes
  • drag-and-drop reordering of the icon-tasklist applet
  • ibus support
  • keyboard switching applet
  • Plank now defaults to a predefined set of applications rather than a random set of apps
  • QT Apps now inherit the currently applied GTK theme
  • additional languages are now available for installation via the Settings application including improved font support for our Chinese & Japanese community
  • existing applications such as Eye-of-GNOME (eog) and Evince have better support in non-Unity based desktops
  • integrated the latest GNOME mutter window manager (difficult due to debugging and fixing crash issues)
  • Added the following GNOME applications:
    • GNOME disk usage Analyser
    • GNOME characters
    • GNOME contacts
    • GNOME documents
    • GNOME font-viewer
    • GNOME log-viewer
    • GNOME maps
    • GNOME weather
    • GNOME color manager
    • GNOME accessibility support
  • GTK+3.22 Arc-theme support
  • Latest Moka-icon-theme (5.3.5)
  • new wallpapers
    • thank you to all wallpaper contest contributors!
    • our winners are credited in the Settings application (settings --> background)
    • two additional wallpapers have been added by team members
  • additional theming changes, bug-fixes and translation updates

Compatibility Changes

  • replaced GNOME Terminal with Terminix
  • dropped LibreOffice Base from the ISO image
  • changed the default browser to Chromium from Firefox
  • changed the default video player to GNOME MPV from GNOME Videos for instant multimedia playback out-of-the-box
  • changed the default for mouse and touchpad support to libinput from synaptics

Issues Resolved

  • crashing when installing/removing applications
  • disappearing session when removing keyboard layouts
  • oversized icons in the LibreOffice window decoration now display at the proper size

Known Issues

Upgrading from 16.10 to 17.04

  • existing accounts on the system will launch terminix showing a VTE misconfiguration error
    • To resolve: cat /usr/share/budgie-desktop/vteprompt.txt >> ~/.bashrc
  • your system will have the default applications (from 16.10 and 17.04) for web browsing, video players and terminals.
    • To resolve: sudo apt purge firefox gnome-terminal totem && sudo apt autoremove


How to upgrade from 16.10 to 17.04

After the release of 17.04 you will be offered to upgrade when you run Software & Updates.

Alternatively, from a command line run:

sudo do-release-upgrade

Packages that were installed as part of the previous PPA (ppa:budgie-remix/ppa) will be uninstalled as part of the upgrade. These packages can be reinstalled via the 17.04 Ubuntu Budgie backports PPA (ppa:ubuntubudgie/backports)

Please refer to the community wiki for more help:


Also, Ask Ubuntu has a great guide to help you upgrade:


How to upgrade from 16.04 to 17.04

There is not a direct 16.04 to 17.04 upgrade route. You are recommended to upgrade through 16.10 first and then to 17.04, or to-do a fresh install.

To upgrade from 16.04 to 16.10 - https://ubuntubudgie.org/blog/2016/10/08/how-to-upgrade-from-budgie-remix-16-04-to-16-10

17.04 Wallpaper contest winners

Thanks to all the entrants for the contest - there as a massive interest with loads of fantastic pictures.

It was amazingly difficult to choose - but winners there must be.

Congratulations to the following winners:

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  2. Beach by siddharth arya siddharth arya
  3. Feathers by andre tr andre tr
  4. Impossibly tall bridge xander jara
  5. Playground by michael johnson michael johnson
  6. Sand by andre at s xavier andre@s xavier
  7. Speeding train by xander jara xander jara
  8. Streaming butterfly by xander jara xander jara
  9. Tarmac by siddharth arya siddharth arya

All the original images can be found on the 17.04 contest flicker site

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Announcing 17.04 wallpaper contest

Ubuntu Budgie is pleased to announce our 17.04 wallpaper contest - we are looking for fabulous original images to proudly show-case our first official community flavor edition of Ubuntu.

Please dig deep into your photo collection!

Your reward will be to display your work in Ubuntu - and the best of the best will be proudly displayed on our website!

So hurry - the contest is only open for approx three weeks.

Enter the 17.04 Contest

Rules are available on Flickr - all photo's submitted must conform with one of the following licenses:

  1. CC-BY-SA-4.0.
  2. CC with Attribution v3.0 or v4.0
  3. CC0 with the original authors name if its not yours

Please do not enter your photo's in other community flavor contests - there is nothing more embarrassing having the same photo being potentially included in multiple flavors!

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December News Update

Hey everyone, it has been almost a month since our last post so here are some latest news on what's happening

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