LXQt 1.2 Released With Preliminary Wayland Session Support

Written by Michael Larabel in Desktop on 5 November 2022 at 06:36 AM EDT. 43 Comments
LXQt 1.2 is out this morning as the newest feature update to this lightweight, open-source desktop environment that currently targets the Qt 5.15 LTS toolkit.

Over LXQt 1.1 from April there have been a lot of changes building up for this desktop environment that formed from the prior merger of the LXDE and Razor-qt desktop projects.

Most notable with LXQt 1.2 is having the preliminary changes in place for using the LXQt session under Wayland. This LXQt Wayland session support appears to be very early form but the initial support is at least here for version 1.2. LXQt 1.2 on the Wayland front also has a fix for the LQXt file manager as well as to LXQt Panel for correcting the volume pop-up positioning under Wayland.

LXQt 1.2 also adds a search history to the LXQt file manager, QTerminal can now be used as a Qt plugin, LXQt Runner's positioning has been fixed with some window managers, Bidi rendering is enabled by default for QTerminal, and many changes to the contained LXQt components. As with most software releases, there is also a lot of bug fixing.


Downloads and more details on LXQt 1.2 via GitHub.
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