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What is Manokwari?

Manokwari Desktop

Manokwari is a desktop environment developed by BlankOn developer with HTML5 and CSS3 technology. With a web-based desktop like Manokwari, if you are accustomed to designing for the web or understand markup languages like HTML5 and CSS3, Manokwari can be easily modified according to your taste. Manokwari is also often referred to as a desktop application.

Desktop environment is a GUI (Graphical User Interface) on the desktop operating system. Consists of icon, file manager, toolbars, folders, wallpapers, and desktop widgets.[1]


With BlankOn

Manokwari is used by BlankOn.

From source

Download the source code of Manokwari with git

 git clone

or directly from master tarball


Install some packages dependencies for compilation on BlankOn/Debian or Ubuntu (not tested on Ubuntu)

 sudo apt-get install gnome-common libcairo2-dev libgee-dev libglib2.0-dev libgnome-menu-dev libgtk-3-dev libtool libunique-3.0-dev libvala-0.12-dev valac

Build and install source

 cd manokwari
 sudo make install

External Links



  • IRC : #blankon at
  • Mailing List:
  • Bug tracker: Github Issues[2]