LXQt 0.8 Is Almost Ready For Release. How To Install LXQt On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, LXQt (LXDE-Qt) is a lightweight desktop environment, unifying both LXDE and Razor-Qt. It uses PCManFM-Qt, a version of PCManFM, re-written in Qt, as the default file manager and Openbox as window manager and has support for both Qt5 and Wayland, Red Hat’s new display server.

For now, LXQt is used by default on Siduction, but it can be installed on Arch Linux, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Mageia and Manjaro.

The latest version available is LXQt 0.7, but LXQt 0.8 will be ready for release, as soon as the developers manage to fix some critical bugs, finish the language translations and find out what to do with the RandR utility. For now, the lxqt-config-randr is quite buggy and it does not allow the users to use LXQt in a multi-monitor configuration, but the lxrandr-qt (feature ported from LXDE) can be used until the developers find a permanent fix for the RandR issue.

If you want to install and test LXQt on your Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr system, all you have to do is add the needed ppas to your system, upgrade the package and install the lxqt-metapackage, lxqt-panel and openbox packages. Like this:

$ 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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