Voyager 10 released with Debian Buster base, see screenshots
Mr. Rodolphe has announced the release of Voyager 10. It is a major release of Voyager with Debian Buster base. In this release, the Voyager team has replaced Xfce Desktop with a customized version of GNOME shell.
Voyager 10 GNOME Desktop
To reduce the security impacts and packaging effort, the Voyager 10 is kept in align with the upstream Debian release. However, it is shipped with some additional scripts, extensions and a set of smartly selected applications to provide a better user experience.
Why switching to GNOME now?
Years back, the GNOME Shell was rejected as the default desktop in Voyager considering it’s optimized resource usage, customizability, and flexibility. The Xfce Desktop was chosen for the same reasons.
After years, the Voyager team feels like GNOME is mature enough to use as the default desktop in Voyager. Also, Xfce development is moving very slowly. Even though Xfce 4.14 development is in progress, it is still not available in Debian repositories. So, the team decided to replace Xfce with GNOME shell. Xfce still may be considered in future releases.
Voyager 10 screenshots
The following section showcases some screenshots of Voyager 10 with GNOME shell. Some of the screens are exactly like in GNOME 10 Buster release.
01 Voyager 10 GNOME Desktop02 Application Menu03 Nautilus FM04 GNOME Terminal05 Multitasking Demo06 Multitasking Overview07 Firefox browser08 GNOME Videos09 SMTube10 GNOME Music11 Rhythmbox Music Player12 Eye of GNOME13 LibreOffice Writer14 Notes App15 GNOME Calendar16 Bleachbit17 GNOME Control Center18 GNOME Control Center - Background Settings19 GNOME Control Center - About20 GNOME Software21 GNOME Software - Installed applications22 Resource Monitor23 Calendar and notification widget24 System Menu25 Shutdown confirmation