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    Default Razor & LXDE-Qt Desktop Projects To Merge

    Phoronix: Razor & LXDE-Qt Desktop Projects To Merge

    Developers behind the lightweight Qt-based Razor-qt and LXDE-Qt desktops met up at KDE's Akademy 2013 conference. During the annual KDE developer conference, the two lightweight desktops decided to merge their efforts around LXDE-Qt...

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

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    It's about damn time 2 DE groups join. This will really help reduce fragmentation, especially considering both LXDE and Razor-Qt had similar goals. I really hope the final product won't be called LXDE-Qt. Like really, that's a pretty dumb name, especially when you consider it'll be wayland compatible and at some day, possibly mir compatible. I'd be ok with them sticking with the Razor name.

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    Or the LXDE name, which is the most likely since it has a lot more backing behind it. Still, with the direction LXDE has decided to go this is definitely the best option for both parties involved in the merger.

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    well this wasn't called when LXDE-qt was announced, or anything

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    This is beginning to look quite interesting! Thus far i've not been a user of LXDE-Qt or Razer, but those two merging with a goal of lean and fast is beginning to look very appealing! Certainly something to monitor and see where they end up.

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    Personally, I found LXDE a usability nightmare mostly because of its broken .desktop file parser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmidtbag View Post
    It's about damn time 2 DE groups join. This will really help reduce fragmentation,
    What fragmentation? The idea that many DE's causes "fragmentation" is just plain wrong. Fragmentation in the context of DE's is nothing but a buzzword term that is used incorrectly - kind of like how ignorant people have started using "FUD" as a synonym for "anything I disagree with".

    If each of these DE's were completely incompatible with each other, so that you couldn't run software designed for one in another, that could actually be called "fragmentation" - but this isn't the case.

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    This may make LXDE worthwile. Will monitor this with interest.

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    XFCE and MATE should merge as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teahopper View Post
    XFCE and MATE should merge as well.
    Am I allowed to say, "Hellz to the naw!"?

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