I'm quite sad too.
Just installed LXDE on top of gnome in LINUX MINT 7 and after a couple hours of playing I made it my default session. I freaking love it. It's mint, it's my beloved netbook, it's snappy, and it's awesome! That being said, I still feel safe having my gnome desktop waiting for me if I need it. I don't know why i would at this point, but I guess it's the unknown that's keeps me hanging on. Plus I use some of the gnome apps (gnome-power-manager, nm-applet). Having a tailored Mint LXDE CE would help me let go of gnome (and probably free up some of my wopping 4G ssd
Please don't give up on this! Thanks for all your hard work Mclovin. I know it hasn't come to fruition, but I'm sure it will one way or another. LXDE is just too cool and I'm sure it isn't going anywhere.
People intereseted LXDE. It's easy! This is coming from a super noober:
Just download LXDE from synaptic. Logout and login under an LXDE session and presto! Enjoy LXDE.
I did have to add nm-applet to LXDE start-up to get wireless working....easy! 1) In terminal: sudo gedit /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart 2) add: @nm-applet at the bottom of the list. 3) save 4) play.
Can i edit LXDE menu? When I right click the menu (funky looking thing on the bottom left), Menu settings is dark and unclickable. Probably for the better...less for me to screw up. However, I think I can handle it and would like to do some rearranging.
Same applys to the Volume applet in system tray (settings=dark and unclickable), this one is important for my skyping because I usually have to change something to get the damn mic to work. Never figured that one out. It's plagued me for over a year now...Ubuntu and Mint.
Sorry if this isn't the place for LXDE questions. Just tell me where to redirect if it upsets you. It's not so urgent anyway.
Most of all I just want to voice my opinion that LXDE rocks and Mint LXDE should definitely happen! I'm a patient linux dude who understands the hard work and effort put into this community stuff. And I f-ing appreciate it! It will come...I know it.
Thread realted question:
I see there is an Lubuntu project in the making. Will this help the Mint LXDE cause?
Thanks to everyone who made my netbook awesome! (and soon to make my desktop awesome as soon as I get my hand-me down)