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[stable] ISOs of Lxqt 0.8.12+ released !!!!
« on: 21. April 2015, 13:33:08 »
Hi all  :)

It's mainly a monthly maintenance release, but some things are changed or added. Always nor gtk3 nor qt4 when installed. ISO 32 is < 700 GB (so Cd-sized, but not for long, it's not the goal) and takes 125 MB of Ram when installed in VBox. ISO 64 bits is 1GB and includes non-free drivers and pulse.



What's new ?
  • lightdm is replaced by sddm
  • calamares is temporarily replaced by thus
  • the theme is no more full Menda, the gtk part is a special Vertex-Dark "greened" (also if this green color is probably to improve. For the moment, it's the same green than Menda  ;))
  • the compton compositor has been added. It's fully configured (also for tear-free Nvidia), but not activated by default
  • clipboard manager plugin qlipper has been added (activated by default)
  • weather applet plugin meteo-qt added (can be activated from the menu)
  • the client e-mail and news reader claws-mail has been added but is to configure. It will be replaced in the future by trojita when it will be multi-accounts
  • password manager keepassx (ported in Qt5) included for testing purpose
  • redshift added and activated, but settings must be adapted by the user
  • mhwd-chroot added to the live-cd only
  • Menu is simplified (some unnecessary entries are hidden)
  • makepkg.conf automatically configured on the real number of threads (must dramatically improve AUR compilation speed)
  • grub now save the defaults
  • .Xresources configured for Xterm also



Highlights
  • Thus installer
  • based on Manjaro 0.8.12 "Ascella" stable and lxqt 0.9
  • kernel 3.18.11 LTS
  • sddm : session manager
  • openbox : windows manager
  • all lxqt tools
  • dark themes menda and vertex, azenis green icon theme
  • infinality font smoothing and ttf-droid-ib font
  • connman and cmst, modem manager,  rfkill
  • firefox 37
  • hexchat : IRC client
  • transmisson-qt : bitTorrent client
  • manjaro-alsa
  • [64 bits only] manjaro-pulse
  • mpv : basic multimedia player, recommended
  • [64 bits only] bomi : multimedia player (successor of cmplayer)
  • cantata : mpd-based, very advanced music manager and player
  • pcmanfm-qt : file manager
  • urxvt : ultra-fast terminal, fully configured
  • leafpad : text editor
  • octopi : pacman frontend
  • gparted : partition manager
  • lxtask : task manager
  • lximage : simple image viewer
  • sumopaint : online image editor
  • xarchiver : light archive manipulator
  • speedcrunch (Qt5 version) : simple but powerful calculator
  • [64 bits only] pinta : advanced image editor, paint.net-like
  • [64 bits only] libreoffice installer
  • [64 bits only] non-free drivers



Technical details
  • journal size limit installed
  • services man-db and updatedb masked
  • service ModemManager disabled (must be enabled by user if necessary)
  • manjaro-printer (heavy) not installed
  • gnome-keyring not installed (gtk3, and not necessary (?) for a normal use)
  • back to names ethX and wlanY for the links
  • buttons restart and shutdown added to the taskbar
  • commands Edit as root and Set as wallpaper added to the pcmanfm-qt right-click
  • administrator terminal



Download link



Screenshot

« Last Edit: 21. April 2015, 15:53:39 by Esclapion »
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Re: [stable] ISOs of Lxqt 0.8.12+ released !!!!
« Reply #1 on: 21. April 2015, 16:18:43 »
That sounds neat ! Thank you for your work Esclapion !

I wonder if there are some graphic artists and designers on the forum that could help promote the lxqt version with a streamlined theme...

PS : found this guy, he seems to have an eye, do you think he could give some insight ? http://intialonso.github.io/
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Re: [stable] ISOs of Lxqt 0.8.12+ released !!!!
« Reply #2 on: 21. April 2015, 16:37:19 »
Initalonso is anex (well known  :) ), a.f.a.i.k. But he is now very busy in his real life.  :( A lot of people hopes he comes back, and also the lxqt team.
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Re: [stable] ISOs of Lxqt 0.8.12+ released !!!!
« Reply #3 on: 21. April 2015, 16:39:53 »
What a shame.  :(

We should kidnap him. His themes look very good.

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Re: [stable] ISOs of Lxqt 0.8.12+ released !!!!
« Reply #4 on: 21. April 2015, 16:56:31 »
This iso looks pretty nice, LXQt seems to be improving every day, but without a series of nice (Read: not green) dark themes that are cross-platform, and more Qt apps, LXQt will likely not be ready to replace Plasma for me any time soon. Maybe the 1.0 release will be closer to what I'm looking for.

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Re: [stable] ISOs of Lxqt 0.8.12+ released !!!!
« Reply #5 on: 21. April 2015, 16:58:01 »
The goal of Lxqt is not to replace Plasma.
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Re: [stable] ISOs of Lxqt 0.8.12+ released !!!!
« Reply #6 on: 21. April 2015, 17:17:18 »
The goal of Lxqt is not to replace Plasma.
Hence the reason I said "replace plasma for me" as in become a desktop suitable for me to use in place of Plasma -.-

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Re: [stable] ISOs of Lxqt 0.8.12+ released !!!!
« Reply #7 on: 21. April 2015, 22:50:26 »
LXQt will likely not be ready to replace Plasma for me any time soon. Maybe the 1.0 release will be closer to what I'm looking for.
lxqt has already replaced kde4 for me.
i am still not 100% satisfied with lxqt at the moment. i hope qt5.5 will fix some key features. the lxqt team is also aware of some important features they are still missing. let's just wait a year or even two... (and hopefully use lxqt with wayland by then).

please keep in mind that all lxqt applications will update separately in the future (like lxde did it in the past) - at least this is the plan. this means there will probably not be a big 1.0 release of all lxqt packages.

look here for a long list of qt apps:
https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=List_of_Qt_Applications
if you want to use qt apps you do not have a lot of choices. i hope this will change dramatically once ubuntu starts to ship with unity8 (qt based DE) by default.
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Re: [stable] ISOs of Lxqt 0.8.12+ released !!!!
« Reply #8 on: 22. April 2015, 17:44:10 »
Hm, can't find chromium pepper flash in Octopi. Is it normal ? ???

Edit : Plus, I've just found out that a program name Plume Creator (a writer tool) was based on Qt. As it looks useful for my line of work, does anyone know if it's available for arch ? Octopi gave out nothing.
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Re: [stable] ISOs of Lxqt 0.8.12+ released !!!!
« Reply #9 on: 22. April 2015, 17:46:35 »
I don't use octopi for installation.  ???
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« Reply #10 on: 22. April 2015, 17:54:46 »
Is it possible that your iso came with an octopi that can't access AUR somehow ? Sorry, I am quite awful at command line install, need my noob GUI...

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Re: [stable] ISOs of Lxqt 0.8.12+ released !!!!
« Reply #11 on: 22. April 2015, 17:56:57 »
I have the standard one. Wait a bit for an user, maybe something is not installed.

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pacman -Qs octopi
gives what ?
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Re: [stable] ISOs of Lxqt 0.8.12+ released !!!!
« Reply #12 on: 22. April 2015, 17:58:13 »
Hi, Haagentis. Just listening in, sorry ;)
In the later versions of Octopi you have to click that little alien face in order to get the AUR listings!  8)
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« Reply #13 on: 22. April 2015, 19:33:03 »
I've just found out that a program name Plume Creator (a writer tool) was based on Qt. As it looks useful for my line of work, does anyone know if it's available for arch ? Octopi gave out nothing.
i agree with oberon, click the little alien symbol next to the search bar/field. then, you can search the AUR (arch user repository) with a yaourt-backend.
just search for "plume", press enter, and you will find it.
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« Reply #14 on: 22. April 2015, 20:03:07 »
plume creator is qt4, not qt5.  :( And it's older than a year (2014-01-16).

If it's ported in Qt5, why not ?
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