| 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
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:
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 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.
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.