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    Phoronix: LXQt 0.8 Is Being Released Soon

    Fans of LXQt, the merge of the Qt version of LXDE along with the Razor-qt desktop project, will soon see out a big update...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTc2NzU

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    XFCE replacement

    LXQt will probably be the replacement of (the now defunct) XFCE.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by wargames View Post
      LXQt will probably be the replacement of (the now defunct) XFCE.
      Well, XFCE is working just fine with me, and there really isn't much more to ask for.
      Granted, development has been a bit on the slow side, but I think "defunct" is really
      a hyperbole. You don't fix what ain't broken. On the other side, LXQt looks great.
      Unless you need RandR

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      • #4
        Anyone try it with Wayland instead of X?

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        • #5
          I haven't. But they have finished porting everything to QT5 which works with wayland.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ua=42 View Post
            I haven't. But they have finished porting everything to QT5 which works with wayland.
            Thanks.
            Yeah, this will be interesting for low-latency and low memory, like for ARM embedded systems.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by wargames View Post
              LXQt will probably be the replacement of (the now defunct) XFCE.
              While I think "defunct" is over the top, I share the frustration over their slow development pace.
              I still mostly use GTK applications, and as long as that's true I probably will stay on Xfce. But LXQt is my stop if that changes.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by phoronix View Post
                Holding back the LXQt 0.8 release is finishing the language translations and figuring out what to do about their RandR utility.
                Throw it away and use a Qt-only version of KScreen.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by wargames View Post
                  LXQt will probably be the replacement of (the now defunct) XFCE.
                  Actually, there has been some development activity on Xfce components this summer, especially on xfce4-power-manager (it now supports systemd and upower>=0.99) and mousepad, and lots of bug fixes elsewhere.

                  Xfce 4.12 should be released by the end of the year : https://mail.xfce.org/pipermail/xfce...ne/030772.html.
                  Still no GTK3 migration, though (not before 4.14 release).

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by arrow View Post
                    Thanks.
                    Yeah, this will be interesting for low-latency and low memory, like for ARM embedded systems.
                    I would love to test, but to be honest: I'm too lazy to compile QtWayland myself :-) and the Debian/Ubuntu world doesn't provide it in the repos.*

                    *As I am working on some things for Lubuntu with LXQt, it wouldn't help me much testing it on, say, Arch.

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                    • #11
                      which would be a problem for anyone wanting to carry out presentations from a laptop
                      Which would be me... I have a netbook that's used almost only for this reason, and it's running LXQt. Hmm. Then again, it's not that big of a deal when the xrandr program itself exists.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Spike29 View Post
                        Actually, there has been some development activity on Xfce components this summer, especially on xfce4-power-manager (it now supports systemd and upower>=0.99) and mousepad, and lots of bug fixes elsewhere.

                        Xfce 4.12 should be released by the end of the year : https://mail.xfce.org/pipermail/xfce...ne/030772.html.
                        Still no GTK3 migration, though (not before 4.14 release).
                        You understand that you're not really providing an argument for active development, right? That sounds more like maintenance mode.

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