LXQt 0.8.0 released

LXQt 0.8 recently released, is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment for Ubuntu derivatives – Lubuntu. 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 that is designed to use less system resources. Most of the important bugs marked as 0.8 milestones are cleared. Besides, pcmanfm-qt and lxqt-panel also got some serious polishing. Currently, the translation work is not officially started yet.


LXQt 0.8 highlights

  • Full Qt 5 support. Run cmake with -DUSE_QT5 to enable it.
  • New component: lxqt-admin. This brings an optional set of basic admin tools such as configuration for date & time as well as users and groups
  • New theme: Plasma Next. Based on KDE Plasma Next theme.
  • New theme: Dark Alpha, by Inti Alonso.
  • Much improved support for multiple displays.
  • Support for RGBA transparency if compositing is available.
  • lxqt-config-randr has been removed. It has been replaced by lxqt-config-monitor.
  • pcmanfm-qt: Support single-click to activate items
  • pcmanfm-qt: Support drag & drop on the desktop
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Install LXQt 0.8 on Ubuntu 14.04 & Ubuntu 14.10

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lubuntu-dev/lubuntu-daily

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gilir/q-project

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get install lxqt-metapackage lxqt-panel openbox
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