LXQt 0.7.0 Released

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LXQt 0.7.0 Released

Postby fleabus » 09 May 2014 19:44

Been keeping an eye peeled for this....

Beta release of the merged LXDE + Razor-Qt....

http://www.linuxtoday.com/developer/lxq ... eased.html

http://blog.lxde.org/?p=1107

http://sourceforge.net/p/lxde/mailman/message/32310545/

etc etc etc....

Hope I posted this in the right place? :?

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Re: LXQt 0.7.0 Released

Postby vtpoet » 09 May 2014 22:23

Noticed the release too. LXQt looks very promising. I especially like that two communities merged. What's the opposite of forked? Spooned? That sounds rather... how shall I say... suggestive? :| But it's nice to see that for a change. Usually it's just fork, fork, fork... Can't help do some corner of Linux some good, and maybe serve as a model for others -- twice as many brains on one project.

In general, QT strikes me as a far more promising base than GTK, and much more flexible according to my reading. LXQt could be a true, light weight alternative to KDE.
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Re: LXQt 0.7.0 Released

Postby zerozero » 09 May 2014 22:54

it is exciting news indeed ;)
now, i just need the time to play with it :mrgreen:
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Re: LXQt 0.7.0 Released

Postby fleabus » 09 May 2014 22:55

vtpoet wrote:In general, QT strikes me as a far more promising base than GTK, and much more flexible according to my reading.
I hadn't seen that, interesting read....
vtpoet wrote:LXQt could be a true, light weight alternative to KDE.
I was kind of tiptoeing around that hope myself... Well, not daring to hope, really. Because I really hope that it's not too good to be true... :mrgreen: :D

It's got a way to go yet, and growing pains --- looking interesting/promising.

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Re: LXQt 0.7.0 Released

Postby fleabus » 09 May 2014 23:00

zerozero wrote:it is exciting news indeed ;)
now, i just need the time to play with it :mrgreen:
:D I was sitting here going Hmmm. Add it to Solyd-Sid or Siduction. I guess Siduction, as they have established a Siduction source for it....

Regular Razor is nice, but somewhat lacking... Well, not really. I'm just spoiled rotten by SolydX.. I've become disgustingly lazy and complacent what with so few problems... :mrgreen: )
vtpoet wrote:What's the opposite of forked? Spooned? That sounds rather... how shall I say... suggestive? :|
Indeed! They have Spooned! :lol: You called it! ;)

Much... Smoother than Forked, I think. So gonna spoon my Siduction partition. Yikes, here goes...

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Re: LXQt 0.7.0 Released

Postby helmsdeeper » 10 May 2014 08:01

I'm interested in LxQt also, so some spooning might happen later here as well :lol:

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Re: LXQt 0.7.0 Released

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 10 May 2014 08:54

So...who's going to make a LXQt CE of SolydXK?


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Re: LXQt 0.7.0 Released

Postby fleabus » 11 May 2014 08:08

Siduction-Spooning not necessary... :lol:

Looks like Siduction has released an LXQt development iso...

http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=08428

Unless of course one wants to do a Solyd... :D

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Re: LXQt 0.7.0 Released

Postby greywolf » 12 May 2014 13:37

zerozero wrote:it is exciting news indeed ;)
now, i just need the time to play with it :mrgreen:
Like most folk supporting older machines, I too have been very interested in where this project goes.

So, I loaded up a couple of older test partitions and had a good look at it for Siduction & Ubuntu. I think they have done a very good job but I would have to say, I do not think it is quite "Production" ready yet. A bit "unpredictable" in its bugs still. Mind you, this is only Beta 1.

I guess I am saying that, unless the time involved is not important to you, I would hold off doing too much work on a SolydXK version until Beta 2 or even an RC version is available.

Qt really needs this to work, Xfce may never swap over to the better toolkit and, seriously, love it as much as I do, KDE is just getting too damn big and cumbersome to be effective on machines with modest resources ( yes I know how to trim it).

Certainly something to keep an eye on for SoldXK future potential though.

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Re: LXQt 0.7.0 Released

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 12 May 2014 13:56

...and there's still an 'X' in it! So, no need for name changes :mrgreen:


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Re: LXQt 0.7.0 Released

Postby MAYBL8 » 12 May 2014 14:17

How about:
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Re: LXQt 0.7.0 Released

Postby unklar » 12 May 2014 20:34

Why do you want to reinvent the wheel again... ;)
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Re: LXQt 0.7.0 Released

Postby Fargo » 12 May 2014 21:55

Thanks for posting this. I tried RazorQT awhile back and really liked it. I have high hopes for LXQT.

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Re: LXQt 0.7.0 Released

Postby fleabus » 12 May 2014 22:58

Linux Action Show did a thingy on LXQt:

http://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/5711 ... r-las-312/

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Re: LXQt 0.7.0 Released

Postby helmsdeeper » 13 May 2014 09:53

Schoelje wrote:So...who's going to make a LXQt CE of SolydXK?
Lol I might spin up a vm to do some experimenting but I think it's way to early to fry that egg yet :lol:

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Re: LXQt 0.7.0 Released

Postby fleabus » 13 May 2014 12:45

greywolf wrote:Like most folk supporting older machines, I too have been very interested in where this project goes.
I've tried the development iso, and I do like it, see no reason not to recommend it or anything. It's way early yet, and yes, this is only a first beta. But unless the memory footprint gets significantly smaller during development I see no reason to move away from Xfce, which IMO gives the biggest bang per memory buck, user experience-wise. I suppose I'm really spoiled rotten. I don't see Xfce swapping out toolkits either. However pigs have indeed flown -- in airplanes... :lol:
greywolf wrote:Qt really needs this to work .... and, seriously, love it as much as I do, KDE is just getting too damn big and cumbersome to be effective on machines with modest resources ( yes I know how to trim it).
Unfortunately as much as I have come to love KDE as well, I am forced to agree here.

The newest thing I have is now five years old (Laptop in my sig), and it's the only thing I have that's capable of running KDE effectively. Of the others, there is one dual core machine, a 2006 Pentium D that does a passable job (with trimming). It has only the built-in Intel graphics and would do better with a better card. The rest? Forget it. SolydX or antiX.

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Re: LXQt 0.7.0 Released

Postby vtpoet » 13 May 2014 22:54

Interestingly (according to my reading) KDE actually uses/requires less memory than Unity or Gnome Shell. KDE, for sure, uses lots of memory, but it's reputation as the heaviest desktop is, I think, no longer true. Cinnamon is also catching up with KDE. A lot of effort has gone into reducing KDE's memory footprint. I'm using KDE, but XFCE is still my fav (if only its XFWM4 didn't make it seem less responsive than KDE!).
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Re: LXQt 0.7.0 Released

Postby 17xeros » 06 Jun 2014 14:21

I installed LXQt on top of Linux Mint KDE as suggested at the 46:40 minute of this video (1) with the instructions on how to do it for Ubuntu (2).
Many things don't work, like network manager applet and wifi internet connection. Opening applications it's much snappier than in KDE similar to LXDE and XFCE. RAM just after boot with KDE session is 470MB with LXQt is 180MB. My impressions have been positive over all. Running KDE's usability (specially the ability for graphic configuration) with 300MB less is nice. I will definitely swap them for having clamd (with its 312MB virus database) running.
It is indeed something very interesting once it works.

PS. I might try to install those LXQt packages on SolydK in a virtual machine and see how it works.

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(2) http://ubuntuportal.com/2014/05/how-to- ... -tahr.html
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Re: LXQt 0.7.0 Released

Postby zerozero » 06 Jun 2014 22:58

17xeros wrote:PS. I might try to install those LXQt packages on SolydK in a virtual machine and see how it works.

:o but remember Scott's signature
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Re: LXQt 0.7.0 Released

Postby 17xeros » 07 Jun 2014 08:53

Last night I used the "unstable repository" of Siduction (1) to install LXQt in a machine with Debian Unstable KDE. But it didn't work. Kdm wouldn't let me log in in a LXQt session. Anyway no worries about it.

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