We now have an initial package repository for users to try out the Papyros shell on ArchLinux!
DISCLAIMER: Currently, there are packages for x86_64 architecture only, as the qt5 packages are big and will take time to compile again for i686. Keep in mind this is very much in a pre-alpha state, and many things are not implemented yet. The packages themselves should work though, as I’ve tested them locally. No guarantees though!
First, add the following lines to your
/etc/pacman.conf file, above the default repositories:
[papyros] SigLevel = Never Server = http://dash.papyros.io/repos/$repo/$arch
pacman -Syu pacman -S papyros-shell
You can then test the shell by running it in a new window on top of your desktop:
It’s still very much in early development, though; the network indicator doesn’t work, and you can’t even start apps in the shell yet. Those features will land over coming weeks.
– Michael Spencer, Papyros founder and lead developer