About the project

SbK is almost 4 years old as I am updating this page in Oct 2023. Spins by Kilz is still a one person project for the most part but a few friends help testing the spins. I doubt I knew what the project would become when I made my first spin. But I am happy I started the project and look forward to the future.

 SbK is my way of giving back to the Linux community in some small part for all that I have received over the past 17 years. This year Debian spins were added to the Manjaro releases. I spent a lot of time in the Debian community and its forks in the early days of my Linux journey.

There are three main parts to this project:

The Spins.
I create unofficial spins of Manjaro based on the stable branch and Debian testing as a rolling release. These spins use the theming created and stored in the repositories. I have no want or need to create yet another distribution. My goal is to make each desktop look and function at its best.

The Themes
The project creates Grub, LightDM, Icon, Gtk, Kvantum, Cinnamon, and Gnome shell themes. While the theme packages may be named for a specific desktop, they should work with the others. The exception is KDE, its theming is very different than the others. Since I use Lightdm, its the only display manager with themes in the repo.

The Repositories.
They hold all of the packages I have created for the main distributions. The repo for Manjaro Linux should be Arch Linux compatible but has not been tested on Arch. Most of the packages deal with theming of the Linux desktop. There are also some applications from the AUR and those I have forked. The Debian repository is rather new and holds mostly theme packages.