Lubuntu Makes Progress On Switching Over To LXQt

Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 7 May 2015 at 06:06 PM EDT. 6 Comments
The Lubuntu derivative of Ubuntu that traditionally has been powered by the LXDE desktop environment is in the process of transitioning to LXQt.

LXQt is the new lightweight desktop environment from the effective merger of LXDE and Razor-qt projects. LXQt, as implied by its name, is written in Qt5 rather than GTK+ as was the case with LXDE. LXQt is also making use of some of the KDE Frameworks 5 libraries.

With LXQt making great progress as the successor to LXDE, the Lubuntu team is in the process of switching over to being based on this Qt desktop environment.

While Lubuntu 15.04 remained based off of LXDE, the LXQt transition is making great progress and looks like the switch could happen for Lubuntu 15.10. Lubuntu users wishing to learn about -- and demo -- the next-generation experience can watch the Ubuntu Online Summit video embedded below.

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