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Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt

Post by JoeFootball » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:05 am

After quite some time of toying with this, it looks like the Lubuntu team is finally making the switch from LXDE to LXQt official...
Lubuntu wrote:This is the first Lubuntu milestone to be released with LXQt as the main desktop environment. The Lubuntu project, in 18.10 and successive releases, will no longer support the LXDE desktop environment or tools, and will instead focus on the LXQt desktop environment.
https://lubuntu.me/cosmic-beta-released/

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Re: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt

Post by Hoser Rob » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:16 am

I guess LXQt is finally finished ... tried it once and it seemed nice but was obviously a work in progress so to speak. Still don't quite see the point of porting LXDE to Qt unless the developer was just bored. That seems to happen a lot with FOSS projects. But I think it'd be worth a spin.

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Re: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt

Post by smurphos » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:48 am

Hoser Rob wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:16 am
porting LXDE to Qt unless the developer was just bored.
I believe he decided it was easier to port it from GTK2 to QT than from GTK2 to GTK3

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Re: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt

Post by Pjotr » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:54 am

Main disadvantage: I've heard that LXQt isn't as lightweight as LXDE....
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Re: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt

Post by Hoser Rob » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:10 am

Pjotr wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:54 am
Main disadvantage: I've heard that LXQt isn't as lightweight as LXDE....
Actually from my brief encounter with LXQt I'd have to agree.

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Re: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt

Post by aes2011 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:02 pm

Pjotr wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:54 am
Main disadvantage: I've heard that LXQt isn't as lightweight as LXDE....
Yes, but ... https://lubuntu.me/taking-a-new-direction/

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Re: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt

Post by Pjotr » Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:55 pm

aes2011 wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:02 pm
Pjotr wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:54 am
Main disadvantage: I've heard that LXQt isn't as lightweight as LXDE....
Yes, but ... https://lubuntu.me/taking-a-new-direction/
Yes, that's what I recall having read earlier. Which led me to make my previous remark. Thanks for the link.

Anyway, I'd have to test it for myself in order to be more specific. Hoser Rob's remark is interesting, and doesn't bode much good....
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