Nitrux has published the distribution Nitrux 3.4.0, built on the package base of Debian, KDE technologies, and the initialization system openrc. The project offers its own desktop nx desktop, which is a superstructure over KDE Plasma. Using the library maui, typical user applications are being developed for the distribution, which can be used on desktop systems and mobile devices. Additional applications can be installed using the system of self-sufficient Appimages packages. The full loading image size is 3.4 GB. The projects are distributed under free licenses.

The NX Desktop desktop features a unique design style, its own implementation of the system tray, the notification output center, and various plasmoids, such as the network connections configurator and multimedia applet for volume control and multimedia playback. Applications created using the mauikit framework include the Index file manager, Note text editor, Station terminal emulator, VVAVE Musical player, CLIP video player, NX Software Center application control center, and PIX Viewer.

The NX Desktop user environment will continue to use the KDE Plasma 5.27 branch and will not transition to KDE Plasma 6 due to the extensive work required to adapt many widgets to the new branch. The focus is on bringing the Maui Shell shell to the desired state. By the end of the year, the distribution will default to the Maui Shell environment, already ported to QT6.

The user environment maui shell is being developed following the concept of “concrege”, enabling the use of applications on screens of different sizes, from smartphones and tablets to laptops and PCs. Maui Shell automatically adjusts to screen size and input methods, suitable for desktop systems, smartphones, and tablets. The project code is written in C++ and QML.

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