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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jul 2014, 13:54    Post subject:  LxPupSc-Qt - Puppy with the LXQt desktop
Subject description: new version Oct 2018
 

LxPupSc-Qt-18.10

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jul 2014, 13:55    Post subject: Known problems with LxQtPup  

Updated for LxQt version 0.8.0

Reserved for a list of known problems

- its big - more than 3 times the size of LXDE - due to the need for QT
- 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)
- some Porteus menu items don't show due to having unrecognized categories (Porteus method only)

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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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PostPosted: Fri 07 Nov 2014, 12:15    Post subject: LxQt alternative way....  

An alternative way to try LxQt on Puppy is:

1. frugal install LxPup14.10 (Slacko flavour)

2. download the Porteus lxqt module 003-lxqt.xzm Porteus-v3.1-rc1 version

3. rename from .xzm to .sfs and place it in the frugal install folder

4. load the .sfs with sfs-load-on-the-fly

5. install the attached pet and activate LxQt

The Porteus module includes Qt4 so there is no need to separately load in this method.

This is still version 0.7.0 of LxQt - I'll keep an eye out for an 0.8.0 module from Porteus.

http://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?t=3977&p=28619 says
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003-lxqt.xzm:
- Created with 0.7 version as a base (0.8 will be used in rc2 release)

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PostPosted: Fri 07 Nov 2014, 16:33    Post subject:  

Interesting .. I've been curious about LXQT but haven't tried it as it's still so preliminary.

I won't try this either given the many steps required Smile .. but I want to ask, how's it work? How's it compare to LXDE or JWM? I have Lubuntu as a DE option on my desktop and I don't love it; the panel is super buggy.

And why is LXQT so big?? I heard this before too, with respect to memory usage though. It's not going to win many fans if the memory or disk size blows way past LXDE.

Well, except that it's reported that no one is working on LXDE at all, so, you know, maybe eventually there won't be a choice, hehe.
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PostPosted: Fri 07 Nov 2014, 16:42    Post subject:  

wboz wrote:
Interesting .. I've been curious about LXQT but haven't tried it as it's still so preliminary.

I won't try this either given the many steps required Smile .. but I want to ask, how's it work? How's it compare to LXDE or JWM? I have Lubuntu as a DE option on my desktop and I don't love it; the panel is super buggy.

And why is LXQT so big?? I heard this before too, with respect to memory usage though. It's not going to win many fans if the memory or disk size blows way past LXDE.

Well, except that it's reported that no one is working on LXDE at all, so, you know, maybe eventually there won't be a choice, hehe.


It's basically similar to LXDE but with rough edges and missing features which may be improved in v 0.8.0 which is now out.

Neither LXDE nor LxQt are much like jwm.....

Don't know which panel Lubuntu uses - but LxPanelX in LxPup seems ok in all my tests.

LxQt is big (to add to Puppy) because it needs Qt4 which is big. Qt5 which LxQt is moving to is even bigger!!!

LXDE compnents are being worked on still - for instance PcManFM was released at version 1.2.3 just recently.

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PostPosted: Tue 18 Nov 2014, 07:08    Post subject: Version 0.8.0 available  

The LxQt module from Porteus-v3.1 has become available.

This is now version 0.8.0 of LxQt. There have been some definite improvements over version 0.7.0 but there are still some deficiencies which are listed in post #2.

It can be installed on top of LxPup14.12 as follows:

1. frugal install LxPup14.12 (Slacko flavour)

2. download the Porteus lxqt module 003-lxqt.xzm Porteus-v3.1 version

3. rename from .xzm to .sfs and place it in the frugal install folder

4. load the .sfs with sfs-load-on-the-fly

5. install the attached pet and activate LxQt

The Porteus module includes Qt4 so there is no need to separately load in this method.

lxqt.org wrote:
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.
Already available on most mainstream distributions and with partial FreeBSD support. Try it out at home or in a VM!

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PostPosted: Sat 22 Nov 2014, 06:05    Post subject: LxQtPup14.11  

New iso available:

LxQtPup-14.12.00-s-nopae.iso

Built using the Porteus 3.1 LxQt module as above.

Version 0.8.0 of LxQt

Based on Slacko5.9.3 but with quite a few updates (bash, openssl security updates, gyro/mavrothal's savefolder updates, f2fs fix).

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PostPosted: Tue 25 Nov 2014, 14:08    Post subject:  

I've uploaded a version 14.11.01 which fixes the Firefox crashing problem - updated link in the previous post.
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Dec 2014, 07:12    Post subject: LxQtPup-14.12.00-s-nopae.iso  

Porteus 3.1 has been released.

I've updated LxQtPup to version 14.12 with the released Porteus LxQt module.

Download from SourceForge

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Dec 2014, 17:50    Post subject:  

Hi, peebee.

Just tried it. First impressions:
* nice appearance

* a bit sluggish on this AMD Sempron 3100+ (jwm is snappier)

* after trying jwm, how do you come back to the lxqt environment?
What's the proper xwin command?
Code:
xwin lxqt-session

doesn't work...

* ROX-Filer should be easily accessible from an icon on the lxqt desktop.
It's handier and quicker for managing files than PCMan, for me, anyway
(after so many years of being a traditional Puppy-ist!).

I complain only about details, so you must have done a good job of it! Wink

BFN.

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Dec 2014, 18:15    Post subject:  

musher0 wrote:
Hi, peebee.

Just tried it. First impressions:
* nice appearance

* a bit sluggish on this AMD Sempron 3100+ (jwm is snappier)

* after trying jwm, how do you come back to the lxqt environment?
What's the proper xwin command?
Code:
xwin lxqt-session

doesn't work...

* ROX-Filer should be easily accessible from an icon on the lxqt desktop.
It's handier and quicker for managing files than PCMan, for me, anyway
(after so many years of being a traditional Puppy-ist!).

I complain only about details, so you must have done a good job of it! Wink

BFN.

musher0


xwin startlxqt

is the command.....

to make a desktop icon for rox - use the applications view in pcmanfm and copy and paste rox onto the desktop

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