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Offline abrasmelin

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lxqt and jwm edition
« on: 08. May 2016, 15:55:14 »
Hello guys. I tried both of the lxqt and jwm manjaro editions and i really like them  . I need to make a decision so if you guys also tried both of them what are your opinions between this two editions? What are the most noticable differences? Thanks!

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Re: lxqt and jwm edition
« Reply #1 on: 08. May 2016, 15:59:19 »
I have them both. (But JWM I installed from NET-minimal edition and used Holmes' settings as orientation.)
But I'm curious, how do you perceive strengths and weaknesses of both edition?
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Re: lxqt and jwm edition
« Reply #2 on: 08. May 2016, 16:03:13 »
But I'm curious, how do you perceive strengths and weaknesses of both edition?

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Re: lxqt and jwm edition
« Reply #3 on: 08. May 2016, 16:08:43 »
i have not tested jwm for quite a while.

but in general i would describe the differences like this:
- jwm feels simpler and lighter, because it is only a window manager.
- lxqt is a complete desktop environment: there are more GUI settings in lxqt.
- a lot of config files in jwm (but recently a command line interface got introduced).
- jwm uses a lot of gtk2 programs. at some point in the future it has to switch to more gtk3, but i do not know if (and how) this is planned.
- lxqt uses a lof of qt5 programs.
- jwm is based on x11. i do not know, whether a switch to wayland is planned.
- lxqt uses openbox (x11 based) as window manager at the moment, but it also can be used with kwin (x11 based, but there is already an experimental wayland version available).

so, if you want a more futureproof DE, choose lxqt.
if you want a lighter WM (and you do not mind the lack of GUI settings), use jwm.
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Re: lxqt and jwm edition
« Reply #4 on: 08. May 2016, 16:33:37 »
excalibur1234 thanks for the detailed reply. what do you say about performance?

for example how can i test both editions performance ? i want to test opengl performance for both editions for example. what are the tools for making these performance tests? thanks!

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Re: lxqt and jwm edition
« Reply #5 on: 08. May 2016, 19:30:37 »
Thumbs up for Lxqt from me. Works very fast for me, using Compton.

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Re: lxqt and jwm edition
« Reply #6 on: 08. May 2016, 19:32:52 »
Yes i really like it so far. How can i use lxqt with OpenRC?

okay i found the openrc edition. thanks to eugen-b :)
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Re: lxqt and jwm edition
« Reply #7 on: 12. May 2016, 01:38:24 »
Yes i really like it so far. How can i use lxqt with OpenRC?

okay i found the openrc edition. thanks to eugen-b :)

Where? Would be so kind and pass the link. Thanks a lot in advance!

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Re: lxqt and jwm edition
« Reply #8 on: 12. May 2016, 02:07:12 »
i have not tested jwm for quite a while.

but in general i would describe the differences like this:
- jwm feels simpler and lighter, because it is only a window manager.
- lxqt is a complete desktop environment: there are more GUI settings in lxqt.
- a lot of config files in jwm (but recently a command line interface got introduced).
- jwm uses a lot of gtk2 programs. at some point in the future it has to switch to more gtk3, but i do not know if (and how) this is planned.
- lxqt uses a lof of qt5 programs.
- jwm is based on x11. i do not know, whether a switch to wayland is planned.
- lxqt uses openbox (x11 based) as window manager at the moment, but it also can be used with kwin (x11 based, but there is already an experimental wayland version available).

so, if you want a more futureproof DE, choose lxqt.
if you want a lighter WM (and you do not mind the lack of GUI settings), use jwm.

Hmm, from a practical point of view - and only trying out the 1604 systemd version i find it' s a bit overdone. I prefer a "linear" desktop. Like in the past, between lxde (lubuntu) and crunchbang i went crunchbang

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Re: lxqt and jwm edition
« Reply #9 on: 14. May 2016, 17:31:02 »
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