Open Source

Open Source is collective power in action, the power of a worldwide community that build, share and improve the software together and then make it available to everyone. We want to make a system that is easy to use and give our users the best out of the box user experience. This is only possible thanks to the worldwide Open Source community, because experts all over the world make a little piece of technology available to others.



Maui aims to offer an excellent desktop experience with PSS (Plasma simple shell). Instead of forcing you to know every detail of your computer we expect you to turn it on, sit down and just use it.


Qt is an application development framework based on C++ and has been chosen to implement the desktop environment and applications. Over 450,000 developers in more than 70 industries have chosen Qt to build advanced applications and devices. It’s available as a SDK that aims at maintaining binary compatibility through minor releases, this means your applications will run on previous versions of Maui and developers won’t need to rebuild the bundles for every minor release of the operating system.

The shell is built using QtQuick, a collection of technologies that are designed to help developers create intuitive, modern, and fluid user interfaces. It includes QML, a CSS & JavaScript like language to ease the development of dynamic and modern applications.

QtQuick applications rendering is fully hardware accelerated and designed to run at 60Hz and is synchronized with VSync in order to avoid tearing, lag and flickering.

Qt Creator is a cross-platform IDE (integrated development environment) tailored to the needs of Qt developers. It focuses on providing features that help new Qt users get up and running faster, and also boost the productivity of experienced Qt developers.

SDDM Login Manager


Calamares Installer


  • Everton Lopes

    Maui is pacman based? what package manager uses?

    • Pier Luigi Fiorini

      the package manager is rpm (dnf frontend)

      • Everton Lopes

        Very well … thank you and good job

        PS: Here did not work, the liveusb boot stopped before starting the login manager