Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Maynard is a desktop environment for Rapbian (the Debian system for Raspberry Pi) developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation and Callabora, but it can also run on a regular Linux desktop system. It uses GTK+, runs on Wayland and provides a backend for the Weston reference compositor, using GNOME Web as the default internet browser, mimicking the Gnome Shell experience.
Being lightweight, it really boosts the systems with weak CPUs, like Raspberry Pi has.
Also, the below video demos how Maynard runs on a regular Linux desktop system.
In this article I will show you how to install Maynard desktop on your Raspberry Pi running Raspbian.
Because the installation script is available via raspberrypi.collabora.co.uk, installing Maynard on Raspbian is easy. All you have to do is download the script and execute it:
$ wget http://raspberrypi.collabora.co.uk/setup-maynard.sh
$ sudo bash ./setup-maynard.sh
To run maynard, do: