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  • LXQt 0.9 Released, Now Requires Qt5 & KDE Frameworks 5

    Phoronix: LXQt 0.9 Released, Now Requires Qt5 & KDE Frameworks 5

    Version 0.9 of the lightweight LXQt desktop environment was released this Sunday. LXQt is the next-generation, lightweight desktop derived in part from the LXDE and Razor-Qt desktops. LXQt 0.9 is the release that begins to enforce Qt5...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...t-0.9-Released

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    I'm quite happy with that use of KF5. It's the proof that anyone can use the code that KDE devs made without reinventing the wheel or pull the whole workspace as a dependency. This really brings collaborative development between projects. I think it's the good way to develop open source.

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    • #3
      The announcement says "Frost" is a dark theme but it?s actually a theme with white backgrounds :-/ ?

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      • #4
        I'll have to check this out on my Opensuse distro as soon as Tumbleweed has a pattern for it.

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        • #5
          If KDE Frameworks 5 is used that's a plus it doesn't pull in the whole KDE desktop or other KDE-related dependencies so then LXQt should at least be able to run KDE apps with not too much fuss.

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          • #6
            Good news

            A backward compatibility with QT4 was only a bridge to really light QT5-only DE. Good.

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            • #7
              It's strange they don't have any Debian repo.

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              • #8
                Some days ago, the LXQt team provided some "performance tips":

                LXQt Performance Tips

                a must read if you are planing to build LXQt from source.

                Regards,
                Ricardo

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by shmerl View Post
                  It's strange they don't have any Debian repo.
                  There is some work to package it: http://packages.siduction.org/lxqt/

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by shmerl View Post
                    It's strange they don't have any Debian repo.
                    And for Arch i find only packages in the aur (lxqt-desktop-git) :/ and i like the stable versions but not the git version ....

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