How to install helloSystem on Kubuntu or Ubuntu
helloSystem is a project that combines a desktop environment and operating system to create a user-friendly and visually pleasing desktop experience. The design of helloSystem is inspired by the early design principles of Mac OS. This tutorial will guide you on how to install helloSystem on either Kubuntu or Ubuntu.
Although helloSystem is designed to be used with the helloSystem operating system, which is based on FreeBSD, the developers are working to make the project reasonably platform-independent. It is possible to build helloSystem on GNU/Linux, and there is an official tutorial on building helloSystem on Alpine Linux in the documentation.
This tutorial will focus on installing helloSystem on Kubuntu as Alpine Linux is not a popular option. If you choose to use Ubuntu, be sure to install the Plasma Desktop before proceeding with the instructions.
Please note that these instructions should not be used on a production system. Instead, use VirtualBox or a USB live boot. You can also refer to the accompanying video tutorial for more guidance.
# Switch to root mode sudo su # Configure source repositories in the open window # Use software-properties-gtk if using Ubuntu software-properties-qt # Install build dependencies for dolphin to reduce number of dependencies need to be installed while making the helloSystem components apt build-dep dolphin git clone https://github.com/helloSystem/launch mkdir -p launch/build cd launch/build cmake .. make -j $(nproc) install cd ../.. git clone https://github.com/helloSystem/Menu mkdir -p Menu/build cd Menu/build apt install libqt5x11extras5-dev qttools5-dev xcb libxcb-util-dev libxcb-damage0-dev libxcomposite-dev libxdamage-dev libxrender-dev libxcb-ewmh-dev libdbusmenu-qt5-dev qtdeclarative5-dev libprocps-dev cmake .. make -j $(nproc) install cd ../.. git clone https://github.com/helloSystem/Filer mkdir -p Filer/build cd Filer/build apt install qtmultimedia5-dev pkg-config libfm-dev libmenu-cache-dev cmake .. make -j $(nproc) install cd ../../ # Start the helloSystem components launch Menu & sleep 1 launch Filer & killall plasmashell
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