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Jun
29th

LXQt now has “full” Qt5 support

Author: PCMan | Files under syndicated

After the first official public release 0.7, the LXQt team is working on making it better. Our recent focus is fixing existing bugs and migrating from Qt4 to Qt5, which is required if we want to support Wayland. Now we had something to show. The latest source code in our git repository can be compiled […]


May
23rd

LXQt-Admin: System admin tools for LXQt arrived

Author: PCMan | Files under syndicated

It’s known that system admin tools for LXQt were lacking. This is no longer true.  A new component lxqt-admin landed int our git repo. Please see the screenshots. These are “desktop-independent” pure Qt tools based on system-tool-backends. lxqt-admin-time: Tool to configure date and time. lxqt-admin-user: Tool to manage users and groups. We know that LXQt […]


May
9th

Some Numbers About LXQt for Those Who Are Curious

Author: PCMan | Files under syndicated

After the initial release of LXQt, I found that there is a FAQ. How’s the memory usage? Will it become a bloated memory hog because of Qt? Here are some numbers for you. My test environment is the latest Debian stable installed in VirtualBox with 512 MB of RAM and 1 CPU core assigned. After […]


May
9th

LXQt Got Initial FreeBSD support.

Author: PCMan | Files under syndicated

Recently, PC-BSD developers just reminded us that there is an unmet need for a Qt desktop for BSDs. So, here you go. As stated earlier, we’re not really Linux-centric. We support Linux better simply because we’re Linux users. Now with some help from several FreeBSD users, things can be different. I installed FreeBSD 10 in […]


May
7th

LXQt 0.7.0 released

Author: Jerome Leclanche | Files under syndicated

The first release of LXQt is now available! Downloads and links are hosted on lxqt.org. Mirrors of all the releases are also available on Github.  Issues and pull requests should be filed on the Github issue tracker. The full release announcement is available on the mailing list. Enjoy!


Apr
27th

The First Alpha Release of LXDE-Qt (or LXQt) is in Preparation

Author: PCMan | Files under syndicated

Since the merge of the LXDE and Razor-Qt teams in July 2013, there has not been any releases to the public. After months of works, the merged product is in a good shape now. It’s quite stable and usable. So we are discussing about the possibility to make the first alpha release for the long […]


Apr
23rd

3 Tips to improve the CPU usage of Qmmp music player

Author: PCMan | Files under syndicated

In the GTK+ world, we have many lightweight music players, such as Audacious. While migrating to Qt, some people might want a Qt-based alternative for use in LXDE-Qt. Fortunately, we have Qmmp. Here are screenshots from their website. They provides the old-school WinAmp-like skins, or you can install the qmmp-plugin-pack to get the foobar2000-like simple […]


Mar
23rd

PCManFM-Qt Reaches a Quite Usable State

Author: PCMan | Files under syndicated

The LXQt project is steadily developed. While the image viewer lximage-qt just got some polishing lately, the Qt port of PCManFM file manager also reaches a quite usable state. Some notable changes are: Add dir tree to the side pane Improved file popup menu Able to open the selected files with arbitrary apps Improved handling […]


Mar
16th

LxImage-Qt image viewer

Author: PCMan | Files under syndicated

The image viewer of LXQt (LXDE-Qt) has been improved much recently. Here is the latest screenshot. Here is a brief list of recent changes: Printing support added Thumbnail preview (the bottom pane on the screenshot) Built-in tool to take a screenshot Slide show support Improved fullscreen support Improved preference dialog File properties dialog added The […]


Jan
10th

PCManFM/libfm string freeze and beta period

Author: brother | Files under syndicated

An unusual update. Andriy posted a note to the pcmanfm development list about the upcoming release of PCManFM and libfm components. He has been hard at work closing bugs and adding features and in hopes to release in time for the next Ubuntu freeze we’ve now entered soft string freeze. This means that no new […]