The Linux Mint XApps suite of cross-desktop equipment has a brand new member – the Timeshift backup software.
The Linux Mint weblog publish for June revealed that Mint group lead Clement Lefevbre lately took over upkeep of the Timeshift backup software utilized in Linux Mint.
Timeshift is akin to Windows System Restore in that it robotically retains backups of system recordsdata. It’s not Mint-specific and was initially developed by Tony George. That identify may sound acquainted as we lately talked about his firm TeeJeeTech because the creator of the unique Unity-based remix, UMix.
TeeJeeTech is busy. The firm develops different instruments, together with the BaqPaq private backup software, and a brand new meta-distribution of Xubuntu known as Zinq.
According to the Mint group, George “had to stop developing Timeshift to focus on his other projects.”
Since there’s been no 22.04 launch of UMix, we’re guessing that Zinq has successfully changed it. Like Xubuntu, it’s primarily based on Xfce, however with neither Snap nor Flatpak, and a local
.DEB-packaged model of Firefox. We suspect that can seize fairly just a few individuals’s curiosity.
New Xubuntu remix Zinq is a power-user’s model of Xubuntu, full with fancy shell immediate and exercise meter
Timeshift will now grow to be one of many Linux Mint undertaking’s XApps, a collection of cross-desktop accent apps with a conventional title-bar-and-menu person interface, versus trendy GNOME apps’ menuless, combined-toolbar-and-titlebar “Client Side Decorations” feel and appear.
The weblog publish additionally mentions one other new XApp, a Bluetooth supervisor known as BlueMan. This replaces Blueberry, a wrapper across the GNOME Bluetooth Manager.
To quote from Lefebvre’s weblog: “Starting with version 42 GNOME Bluetooth is no longer compatible with Blueberry. Blueberry would need to undergo significant changes to work with it. There is also frustration upstream from the GNOME Bluetooth development team who simply does not want to have users from other desktops than GNOME and so Blueberry will probably get discontinued.”
TimeShift and Blueman be a part of the opposite XApps: Xed (textual content editor), XViewer (picture viewer), Xplayer (video participant), Xreader (PDF and doc viewer), and Pix (picture file organizer).
The concept behind the XApps is that their conventional UI and use of Gtk3 will make them equally appropriate to be used with Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce or Unity, and thus cut back these desktop groups’ workload of sustaining a number of totally different textual content editors, calculators, picture and doc viewers, and so forth. ®
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