29 Jan

Lubuntu Xenial Xerus with LXQt— on PowerPC!

We reported how to run upcoming Lubuntu desktop LXQt in Xenial Xerus on a Raspberry Pi 2 and now, thanks to tester Herminio Hernandez, Jr. (and his iBook G4), we can confirm that it works on PowerPC machines!

xenial-lxqt-ppc

To replicate:

  1. install a Xenial Xerus 16.04 image (the Alpha 2 just came out!)
  2. follow the instructions on the wiki to install the LXQt packages

Previous to having the LXQt packages in the repositories, PPC testers were unable to use the PPA because Launchpad didn’t build for architectures outside of i386 or amd64. The other benefit is that it should be less cutting edge and thus more stable.

Since we release PowerPC images only for LTS versions and since we’re not planning on releasing LXQt for Xenial, there will be a bit more waiting for PPC users, but at least in this way, a pretty solid preview can be obtained.

Should you follow this procedure, please report any bugs against the appropriate package itself, since all of the necessary packages are in the repos.

Meanwhile, PPC testers can get back to ISO testing the LXDE Xenial Xerus image, which is due 21 April 2016.

Further questions can be directed at the Lubuntu QA Team.

25 Aug

Lubuntu 15.10 beta 1

Beta 1 is now available for testing, please help test it. New to testing? Head over to the wiki for all the information and background you need, along with contact points.

Also, there’s a new Facebook group named LubuntuQA for testing new Lubuntu ISOs, as well as bug triage. You can find it here.

And at last, but not least, a new ISO made by Julien Lavergne with the LXQt desktop integrated, just for testing Lubuntu Next evolution, is available here.

05 May

Wily Werewolf

Lubuntu 15.10 will be released in october with the codename Wily Werewolf, as Mark Shuttleworth announced today. A lot of changes will come with version, unfortunately, until the preliminary meeting, I can’t explain the details. Anyway, you all know where are we heading to, don’t you? 😉

The nice icon is an artwork from HopStarter.

22 Jul

Box for Qt

Box’s evolution continues ahead. Due to the Qt development, the main theme for Lubuntu must grow a bit more to cover more apps, devices and, of course, environments. Now it’s Qt, the sub-system for the next Lubuntu desktop, but this will allow its use for KDE5 and Plasma Next. For now it’s just a project, but the Dolphin file manager looks fine!

Note: this is under heavy development, no downloads for now, sorry.

30 Jun

LXQt now has “full” Qt5 support

Repost from LXDE Blog:

After the first official public release 0.7, the LXQt team is working on making it better. Our recent focus is fixing existing bugs and migrating from Qt4 to Qt5, which is required if we want to support Wayland. Now we had something to show. The latest source code in our git repository can be compiled with Qt5 (by just passing -DUSE_QT5=ON flag to cmake).


Building with Qt4 is still supported until the next release, but later we’ll focus on Qt5. Recently we also got some patches from the community and also a new developer joined us. We’re now fixing some remaining bugs. Hopefully we can have 0.8 release soon.

Via LXDE Blog.

24 May

LXQt-Admin: System admin tools for LXQt arrived

It’s known that system admin tools for LXQt were lacking.
This is no longer true.  A new component lxqt-admin landed int our git repo. Please see the screenshots. 🙂 These are “desktop-independent” pure Qt tools based on system-tool-backends.

lxqt-admin-time: Tool to configure date and time.

lxqt-admin-user: Tool to manage users and groups.

We know that LXQt is not good enough, but it will getting better and better. Long live LXQt, the classic desktop!

Repost via LXDE Blog

09 May

Finishing LXQT

The guys from LXQT desktop (formerly Razor-QT) are finishing all details to make it usable and stable. The new desktop is able to do common tasks, using the file manager and configure the look and feel (even I’ve had some troubles to enable Box theme). But this promises to be a great desktop, and fast. One polished the RAM consumption (see LXDE blog for details) the DE will be ready for everyday’s use.

I doesn’t look so bad, does it? What do you think about adding a QT session to Lubuntu?