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LXQt 0.8 Is Being Released Soon

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Published on 19 August 2014 05:25 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Desktop
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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.

LXQt 0.8.0 is being readied for release as the latest of this next-generation lightweight desktop environment. Heavy development continues on LXQt and recently the most important bugs have been addressed for the upcoming LXQt 0.8 milestone. Holding back the LXQt 0.8 release is finishing the language translations and figuring out what to do about their RandR utility.

The lxqt-config-randr utility for changing display/monitor settings has some "weird bugs" that the developers don't know how to fix, which would be a problem for anyone wanting to use LXQt in a multi-monitor configuration, carry out presentations from a laptop, or do other screen configurations for options exposed via X.Org's Resize and Rotate extension. As an alternative for this next release until developers can figure out how to fix lxqt-config-randr would be using the less feature-packed lxrandr-qt tool in its place, which was ported from LXDE and is still working.

More details on the LXQt 0.8 planning can be found via the LXDE mailing list. Potential LXQt users wanting to brief themselves on the Qt5 desktop environment can learn more at LXQt.org.

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