Lumina Desktop 0.9 Adds Window Compositing Support, New Text Editor

Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 5 May 2016 at 07:18 PM EDT. 23 Comments
The BSD-focused Lumina Desktop Environment has released version 0.9 of their open-source, Qt-powered desktop while version 1.0 is expected later this year in step with PC-BSD/FreeBSD 11.0.

Lumina 0.9 still lacks its own window manager, but they have added compositing window manager support via xcompmgr. For systems without xcompmgr or not being able to run a composited desktop, Lumina will still fall back to not using any compositing effects with the Fluxbox window manager. Lumina's own window manager is now delayed until after their 1.0 desktop release.

Lumina 0.9 also features its own, pure Qt5 plain text editor for the Lumina desktop. This new program called lumina-textedit already has basic syntax highlighting support and other features.

Lumina 0.9 also has many bug fixes, 4K wallpapers, theme changes, changes for Qt 5.6, and much more. To find out more about PC-BSD's Lumina 0.9 desktop release, visit
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