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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jul 2014, 13:54    Post_subject:  LxQtPup
Sub_title: iso or add LXQT by sfs+pet to Slacko6
 

Now available as an ISO download from:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/lxpup/files/Other/LxQtPup/


FOR SLACKO6 ONLY

This is a first attempt at adding the LxQt desktop to Slacko6.
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LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is the product of the merge between the LXDE-Qt and the Razor-qt projects: A lightweight, modular, blazing-fast and user-friendly desktop environment.
Lots of things wrong as listed below in post #2.

To try either download the iso or:

1. obtain the latest Slacko6 iso
2. obtain the Qt4.8.2 sfs either from SFS Manager in the Setup menu or direct download from the Slacko14.1 repository - Qt4.8.2
3. obtain the LxQtPup sfs - from Sourceforge
4. obtain the LxQtPupSetup pet from Sourceforge

5. create a frugal install folder and extract the Slacko6 components from the iso into the folder
6. put the 2 sfs files into the folder
7. boot into Slacko6
8. use SFS-load-on-the-fly from the Setup menu to load both the Qt4.8.2 sfs and the LxQtPup sfs

9. REBOOT and create a savefolder/savefile - important - needed for Qt4.8.2 to work

10. install the LxQtPupSetup pet
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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jul 2014, 13:55    Post_subject: Known problems with LxQtPup  

Reserved for a list of known problems

- its big - more than 3 times the size of LXDE - due to the need for QT
- single-click option doesn't seem to be implemented
- right click option not implemented (open with)
- no permanent delete (shift+delete)
- no "recently used" menu item
- no run menu item
- Leave menu item isn't customisable (or rather I haven't found how to)
- rather too many desktop configuration tools.....
- systray items have a black background (on my desktop with nvidia graphics)
- lxqt-panel is rather basic cf lxpanel or lxpanelx (e.g. no autohide, no transparency)
- some LxPup options don't work - e.g. top panel, right clicks (wbar does work however)

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PostPosted: Fri 01 Aug 2014, 07:38    Post_subject: Version 2  

1-aug-2014 Version 2 has been uploaded.

Links in post #1 have been updated.

Trash is now working. Very Happy

More menu icons now display - however there is still a problem with the puppy svg icons which would need them all to be edited (I think) - see the diagnostic output attached.

I know the edits that are needed, however it needs automating....
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PostPosted: Sun 03 Aug 2014, 06:04    Post_subject: Version 3  

3-aug-2014 Version 3 has been uploaded

- menu icons fixed Very Happy
- Compton compositor added and activated

Links in post #1 updated

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Aug 2014, 02:38    Post_subject: LxQtPup iso  

ISO now available from:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/lxpup/files/Other/LxQtPup/

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PostPosted: Sat 18 Oct 2014, 05:56    Post_subject: LXQt 0.8.0 Is Out!  

http://lxqt.org/ says:
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LXQt 0.8.0 Is Out!
After several months of hard work, the 0.8.0 version of LXQt is out, bringing with it full Qt 5 compatibility, two beautiful new themes and a lot of new features, performance improvements and bugfixes.

About LXQt
LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is the product of the merge between the LXDE-Qt and the Razor-qt projects: A lightweight, modular, blazing-fast and user-friendly desktop environment.
LXQt 0.8.0 is a fast and stable desktop environment already usable on production desktops.
It will not get in your way. It will not hang or slow down your system. It is focused on being a Classic Desktop with a modern Look & Feel.


Not clear if it will still work with Qt4? As far as I can see there is no Puppy support available for Qt5? Is there?

I will keep an eye on pkgs.org and when a Slackware build becomes available I'll try a Puppy Slacko version.

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