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LXDE Desktop Being Ported To Qt

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Published on 04 July 2013 06:10 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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The lightweight LXDE desktop will be slowly transitioning from being GTK2-based to using the Qt tool-kit.

Right now LXDE is written using the GTK2 tool-kit, but rather than transitioning to GTK3, it appears they will be using Qt. Right now there's an LXDE-Qt port in progress while for now the GTK2 version of LXDE is being maintained.

The LXDE-Qt port at the moment is targeting Qt4 but they intend to switch to Qt5 once the Qt 5.1 tool-kit is widely available within Linux distributions.

It appears the lightweight desktop developers behind LXDE are more fond of Qt4/Qt5 over GTK3. More details on the work-in-progress port can be found via their blog.

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