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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by UltraZelda64 on Fri 9th May 2014 02:19 UTC in reply to "..."
UltraZelda64
Member since:
2006-12-05

Well, it could be worse. It could be... gasp... Mutter. At least KDE4 as a whole including KWin could always run semi-adequately on a system that doesn't have graphical hardware acceleration for whatever reason (in Linux, often due to proprietary drivers and the lack of decent free software/open source alternatives). I can't say the same about GNOME 3 with Mutter.

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by Hiev on Fri 9th May 2014 02:30 in reply to "RE: ..."
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Don't know if Mutter could be worse, but KWin is not compatible with the LXQt philosophy, what are they thinking? KWin is bloated, to memory hungry, is configuration is a mess, nothing good is going to result from this.

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by Dasher42 on Fri 9th May 2014 05:18 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
Dasher42 Member since:
2007-04-05

At least it's compatible with the technology stack for the moment, and I'm sure that whether by revision or replacement, a lean Qt-based alternative to Compiz and Mutter will emerge.

Honestly, I don't see KDE as that bloated. More to the point, it's actually got a lot of features most of us use, loaded up front and better integrated. Even a decade ago, as I tried to make a Linux laptop as spry as I could, various window managers (IceWM, WindowMaker, Gnome as it was then) and an assortment of apps (Firefox etc.) picked individually and loading their individual resources were not as responsive as a cohesive environment where the libraries were shared effectively, and the environment kept consistent.

The power of today's hardware is making the current level of fragmentation bearable, though it is definitely suboptimal. I look forward to Qt and streamlined KDE libraries making it possible for environments like LXQt and Hawaii thrive.

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by Soulbender on Fri 9th May 2014 07:34 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

but KWin is not compatible with the LXQt philosophy


I'm thinking maybe the LXQt developers knows best what is compatible with their philosophy and what is not.

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