LXDE or GNOME+OPENBOX?

Questions and thoughts about present and future editions
Forum rules
Before you post please read this

What DE for the MiniCD edition?

Gnome+Openbox
39
20%
LXDE with Metacity
44
22%
LXDE+*box window manager
117
59%
 
Total votes : 200

LXDE or GNOME+OPENBOX?

Postby BlahBlah_X on Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:42 pm

So I want to make the mini-cd edition as cool, lightweight, and small as possible (remember the 350mb rule).

So originally, I was thinking I would use GNOME with the Openbox window manager.

But recently I stumbled across LXDE. Read about it here http://lxde.sourceforge.net/ . It seems really promising, and I got to test it on the PUD and AUSTRUMI live cds. I really like it, and its quite light and small. So I thought that I would use LXDE but with Metacity. Or maybe Openbox.

Vote and post please!
User avatar
BlahBlah_X
Level 4
Level 4
 
Posts: 283
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:27 pm
Location: Walrus Teeth

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Postby BlahBlah_X on Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:25 pm

Well the LXDE is made up of two internal peices, any wm, and an externally developed file manager so the only peices that aren't updated are the panel and the session manager.

And the 350mb goal is so that it is small and so it fits on a mini cd
User avatar
BlahBlah_X
Level 4
Level 4
 
Posts: 283
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:27 pm
Location: Walrus Teeth

Postby merlwiz79 on Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:21 pm

It's a nice little DE, very small and you don't have many Preferences.
I have it installed on my Xubuntu Gutsy(added everything that Celena XFCE CE has)
I have these apps running on login, Restricted drivers manager, wicd and mintUpdate.
Here is what it looks like on my system using xfwm4 and lxpanel.
Click to Enlarge:
Image
Why not show Compiz Fusion
Image
I couldn't get Openbox to work in the past and don't have the space to try again.
Last edited by merlwiz79 on Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:51 am, edited 2 times in total.
User avatar
merlwiz79
Level 11
Level 11
 
Posts: 3637
Joined: Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:50 pm
Location: Here again :)

Postby D-EJ915 on Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:46 am

That looks pretty nice, LXDE + *Box gets my vote.
Image
User avatar
D-EJ915
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 70
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:14 am
Location: Virginia, USA

Postby merlwiz79 on Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:59 am

D-EJ915 wrote:That looks pretty nice, LXDE + *Box gets my vote.
It's not bad but this is XFCEs window manager called xfwm4 + LXDE.
Not sure that Openbox would be able to do this.
User avatar
merlwiz79
Level 11
Level 11
 
Posts: 3637
Joined: Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:50 pm
Location: Here again :)

Postby maty1206 on Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:11 am

I prefer Gnome + Openbox :!:
Linux Mint apps translator
maty1206
Level 6
Level 6
 
Posts: 1065
Joined: Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:39 pm
Location: Costa Rica

Re: LXDE or GNOME+OPENBOX?

Postby mintyred on Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:35 pm

BlahBlah_X wrote:So I want to make the mini-cd edition as cool, lightweight, and small as possible (remember the 350mb rule).

So originally, I was thinking I would use GNOME with the Openbox window manager.

But recently I stumbled across LXDE. Read about it here http://lxde.sourceforge.net/ . It seems really promising, and I got to test it on the PUD and AUSTRUMI live cds. I really like it, and its quite light and small. So I thought that I would use LXDE but with Metacity. Or maybe Openbox.

Vote and post please!


I think you're already light years ahead of this, but though you may want to check them out to see if there's anything they're putting in that you can take advantage of.
http://ubuntulite.tuxfamily.org/
I'm waiting on a hard drive for my old PII to give it a try. I'm definitely looking forward to trying your Mini-CD.
mintyred
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 15
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:25 pm

Re: LXDE or GNOME+OPENBOX?

Postby punk on Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:26 pm

Well, the Gnome + Metacity option is obviously much more refined and user friendly, but I don't think it's any good for old hardware, unless you are a genius who can somehow make Gnome run faster.
punk
 

Re: LXDE or GNOME+OPENBOX?

Postby visitor on Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:42 pm

I voted for metacity+LXDE

though openbox+LXDE can get pretty light i was experimenting with LXDE on a Hardy heron install right now and it was using around 60-70 MiB for the desktop. which could probably be further refined to around 50-60 MiB which would be perfect for systems with 128 MiB of RAM.

You could take parts of xfce like its window manager and fuse it with LXDE too though i am not sure of the memory usage that could be cause by that.
visitor
 

Re: LXDE or GNOME+OPENBOX?

Postby Jorpheus on Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:32 pm

I'd really like to see this edition, and I hope it sees the light of day soon. Anyway, my vote is for LXDE+Openbox. Just to get away from the usual suspects (GNOME, KDE, XFCE,...). Wish you good luck in your effort!

Edit:
I've been experimenting with several small distros over the past months, and after all that, my opinion is reinforced. I've tried antiX, Puppy, TinyMe, and, most recently, I've modified Zenwalk Core to look the way I'd like it to - Openbox, some LXDE apps (PCMan FM, GPicView, lxappearance, lxpanel is also nice, but I prefer pypanel), and some GNOME, mostly libraries needed to compile this and that.
Jorpheus
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 13
Joined: Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:00 pm

Re: LXDE or GNOME+OPENBOX?

Postby coderneedsfood on Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:38 pm

Image
LXDE with OpenBox and Mint 5 RC1 .. works awesome and should be the basis for the mini edition
coderneedsfood
 


Re: LXDE or GNOME+OPENBOX?

Postby guest on Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:55 pm

I voted twice: GNOME + Openbox and LXDE + OpenBox
GNOME + Openbox is easy and intuitive, but is very big
guest
 

Re: LXDE or GNOME+OPENBOX?

Postby Rob Loach on Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:24 pm

My vote is definitely not for Openbox, but the Netbook Remix instead.
User avatar
Rob Loach
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 44
Joined: Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:53 pm
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Re: LXDE or GNOME+OPENBOX?

Postby snodgrss1984 on Sun May 24, 2009 12:11 am

whats the point of this
snodgrss1984
Level 4
Level 4
 
Posts: 236
Joined: Tue May 19, 2009 10:31 pm

Re: LXDE or GNOME+OPENBOX?

Postby Zwopper on Sun May 24, 2009 6:59 am

snodgrss1984 wrote:whats the point of this

BlahBlah_X wrote:I want to make the mini-cd edition as cool, lightweight, and small as possible

;)
Image
My artwork at deviantART | My Tweet
CREA DIEM!
Lenovo E320 | 8GB | 512GB Samsung 840 PRO - SSD | Ubuntu 14.04
User avatar
Zwopper
Level 10
Level 10
 
Posts: 3101
Joined: Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:20 pm
Location: Deep in the Swedish woods

Re: LXDE or GNOME+OPENBOX?

Postby snodgrss1984 on Sun May 24, 2009 6:30 pm

that is pretty cool and maybe we will find tweaks for the original i really hope we have tools to defrag check disk etc and ext4 coming are way just to make it perfect on 7
snodgrss1984
Level 4
Level 4
 
Posts: 236
Joined: Tue May 19, 2009 10:31 pm

Re: LXDE or GNOME+OPENBOX?

Postby snodgrss1984 on Sun May 31, 2009 1:07 am

i guess i could ask the question here what is better when building a system should i do a dual core pentium 4 system or a amd phenom 2 am2 am3 socket ones newer ones supposedly better
snodgrss1984
Level 4
Level 4
 
Posts: 236
Joined: Tue May 19, 2009 10:31 pm

Re: LXDE or GNOME+OPENBOX?

Postby snodgrss1984 on Sun May 31, 2009 1:09 am

im trying to build something and i like both amd and intel but i cant figure out whats the best i have heard intels older may be faster but then again i have heard phenoms rule
snodgrss1984
Level 4
Level 4
 
Posts: 236
Joined: Tue May 19, 2009 10:31 pm

Re: LXDE or GNOME+OPENBOX?

Postby kneekoo on Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:16 am

I voted for LXDE, obviously. If it's about a lite version we can't use Gnome for it, although it would be nice to see how lite Gnome can get as well. :) Still... the Lite version should have LXDE. When can we expect some results? McLovin really worked on this one and maybe you can join effort to wrap it up and launch a beta/RC soon. At least launch it before all our older computer die, or else we would only have a faster Mint - not that it would be bad for us... but we have some oldies that would love a Mint breeze on them. ;)
User avatar
kneekoo
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 68
Joined: Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:38 pm
Location: Bucharest, Romania

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 
Next

Return to About Mint Editions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests