Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th May 2014 22:24 UTC
Window Managers

LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is the product of the merge between the LXDE-Qt and the Razor-qt projects: A lightweight, modular, blazing-fast and user-friendly desktop environment.

LXQt 0.7.0 brings you a fast and stable desktop environment, already usable in production desktop machines. It will not get in your way. It will not hang or slow down your system. It is focused on being a Classic Desktop with a modern Look & Feel. Already available on most mainstream distributions and with partial FreeBSD support.

This is exactly what I've been wanting in this department: a straightforward, no-nonsense Qt desktop environment that doesn't shove touch nonsense in my face and, doesn't try to impose upon me a very specific way of working, and doesn't try to be everything to all people at all times.

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RE: hope hope hope
by anda_skoa on Sat 10th May 2014 17:03 UTC in reply to "hope hope hope"
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They are supposed to fix it so that apps won't be tied to the DE on KDE, but we'll see.

Most applications created by KDE have been independent of the DE product since their beginning.
Even years ago people have already been using KDE applications on other environments.

E.g. K3B had been the CD/DVD burning program even for people who ran simple window managers as their "DE" of choice.

Heck, there are KDE applications that run on Windows, Mac OSX or mobile platforms such as the Nokia N9. None of which runs the KDE desktop.

In most cases the alleged dependencies of KDE applications on the KDE desktop/workspace are misinterpretations of package manager outputs based on resolving "addon/extension level" rules.

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