matchbox-desktop - desktop application launcher for resource-limited systems

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename matchbox-desktop_2.0-6_i386.deb
Package name matchbox-desktop
Package version 2.0
Package release 6
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category embedded hardware::embedded interface::graphical interface::x11 role::program scope::utility uitoolkit::gtk x11::application
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Moray Allan <>
Download size 28.53 KB
Installed size 86.00 KB
matchbox-desktop uses the desktop background to provide an application
launcher. It reads the standard desktop entry specification files also used
by GNOME and KDE to discover the applications available on the system.
matchbox-desktop allows modules to be loaded for additional functionality.
This package includes modules for a task switcher and simple file browser.
Matchbox is a base environment for the X Window System running on non-desktop
embedded platforms such as handhelds, set-top boxes, kiosks and anything else
for which screen space, input mechanisms or system resources are limited.


Package Version Architecture Repository
matchbox-desktop_2.0-6_amd64.deb 2.0 amd64 Debian Main
matchbox-desktop - - -


Name Value
libatk1.0-0 >= 1.12.4
libc6 >= 2.4
libcairo2 >= 1.2.4
libfontconfig1 >= 2.12.6
libfreetype6 >= 2.2.1
libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 >= 2.22.0
libglib2.0-0 >= 2.37.3
libgtk2.0-0 >= 2.24.32
libpango-1.0-0 >= 1.14.0
libpangocairo-1.0-0 >= 1.14.0
libpangoft2-1.0-0 >= 1.14.0
libstartup-notification0 >= 0.2
libx11-6 -
matchbox-common -


Name Value
matchbox << 1:0.8.2


Type URL
Binary Package matchbox-desktop_2.0-6_i386.deb
Source Package matchbox-desktop

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install matchbox-desktop deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install matchbox-desktop




2018-10-28 - Moray Allan <>
matchbox-desktop (2.0-6) unstable; urgency=medium
* Move to debhelper compat level 11.
* Update standards version.
* Add patch updating to fix build with current tools.
2016-03-16 - Moray Allan <>
matchbox-desktop (2.0-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Update standards version.
2012-03-24 - Moray Allan <>
matchbox-desktop (2.0-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Restore patch for and
2012-03-21 - Moray Allan <>
matchbox-desktop (2.0-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Move from cdbs to dh 9.
2011-05-07 - Moray Allan <>
matchbox-desktop (2.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Add -lX11 to LDADD.  Closes: #555587.
2008-03-09 - Moray Allan <>
matchbox-desktop (2.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Remove old /etc/matchbox-desktop/mbdesktop_modules if no local changes.
* Update copyright information.
* Update watch file URL.
* Update man page, removing information specific to older versions.
2006-02-19 - Moray Allan <>
matchbox-desktop (0.9.1-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Build against newer libmatchbox without reference.
* Fix error in man page.
2006-01-15 - Moray Allan <>
matchbox-desktop (0.9.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Tighten libmatchbox dependency, since the newer version should give this
package fewer direct dependencies.
2005-05-01 - Moray Allan <>
matchbox-desktop (0.9.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Update copyright file.
2005-03-28 - Moray Allan <>
matchbox-desktop (0.9.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.

See Also

Package Description
matchbox-keyboard-im_0.1+svn20080916-12_i386.deb GTK+ input module for on-screen keyboard
matchbox-keyboard_0.1+svn20080916-12_i386.deb on-screen keyboard
matchbox-panel-manager_0.1-8_i386.deb panel manager for matchbox-panel
matchbox-panel_0.9.3-10_i386.deb desktop panel for resource-limited systems
matchbox-themes-extra_0.3-4_all.deb extra themes for matchbox-window-manager
matchbox-window-manager_1.2-osso21-4_i386.deb window manager for resource-limited systems
matchbox_6_all.deb base X environment for resource-limited systems
mate-applet-appmenu_0.7.1+dfsg1-1_i386.deb Application Menu plugin for mate-panel
mate-applet-brisk-menu_0.5.0-9_i386.deb Solus Project's Brisk Menu MATE Panel Applet
mate-applets-common_1.20.3-2_all.deb Various applets for the MATE panel (common files)
mate-applets_1.20.3-2_i386.deb Various applets for the MATE panel
mate-backgrounds_1.20.0-2_all.deb Set of backgrounds packaged with the MATE Desktop Environment
mate-calc-common_1.20.3-1_all.deb MATE desktop calculator (common files)
mate-calc_1.20.3-1_i386.deb MATE desktop calculator
mate-common_1.20.0-2_all.deb common scripts and macros to develop with MATE