Joshua Strobl, who recently retired from the Solus distribution and founded the independent organization Buddies Of Budgie, has released plans for further development of the Budgie desktop environment. The Budgie 10.x branch will continue to evolve towards providing generic, distro-independent components. Including packages with Budgie Desktop , Budgie Control Center , Budgie Desktop View and Budgie Screensaver . In the future, it is planned to prepare a separate edition (spin) of Fedora with a Budgie desktop, similar to the Ubuntu Budgie .
The Budgie 11 branch will evolve towards separating the layer with the implementation of the main functionality of the desktop and the layer that provides visualization and information output. Such a separation will allow abstracting the code from specific graphical toolkits and libraries, as well as starting to experiment with other models for presenting information and connecting other output systems. For example, it will be possible to start experimenting with the previously planned transition to the set of EFL (Enlightenment Foundation Library) libraries developed by the Enlightenment project.