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What are the advantages of lxqt over other lightweight DEs like mate and xfce?

What are the advantages of lxqt over other lightweight DE's that convinced the Artix team to bundle it with the live cds?

Not many linux distros choose to bundle with lxqt or lxde desktops these days. Lxqt isn't THAT much lighter than mate or xfce. Hasn't been in the game as long and doesn't have as many configurations as them. I haven't used these desktop environments all that much to give a fair take, but I did enjoy customized xfce and mate quite a bit when I used them. I am hoping when lxqt reaches 1.0 release, it will have all the necessary features to finally put it on the map.

Re: What are the advantages of lxqt over other lightweight DEs like mate and xfce?

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IMHO, it misses a lot.

I personally judge a DE by:
- its memory usage
- classical features (alt-tab for window list)
- easy configuration (GUI)

Then:
- Ability to use external display
- 4K screens & fonts
- Manage touch display

I used to use XFCE then Maté, they suck on the ability to use external display. Compared to Plasma or Gnome. Maté is close.


Re: What are the advantages of lxqt over other lightweight DEs like mate and xfce?

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What are the advantages of lxqt over other lightweight DE's that convinced the Artix team to bundle it with the live cds?



Lxqt is a pure functional choice, it is lightweight, qt based, and thus pulls in less dependencies for the calamares installer.
In short, lxqt only serves the purpose of having a light base to install calamares on, and its useful as rescue cd.

I don't use lxqt on my system, I use kde, but we do not have enough maintainers to add kde to our repos.
So lxqt is  next to be added to our repos. Long term plan is to get rid of the arch repo dependencies, ie artix will only use artix repos at some point. But, we do not plan to add gnome.

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Lxqt is a pure functional choice, it is lightweight, qt based, and thus pulls in less dependencies for the calamares installer.

Perfect choice. It surely helps having such a small ISO (compared to other distibutions)

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I have tried to look at lxqt objectively, as much as I can, but I can't help but compare it to LXDE.
I see LXQT as being a Qt based version of LXDE, but as LXDE remains refined and fine tuned, lXQT keeps growing because Qt is growing.  Although I have installed it a few  times on people needing a full desktop (coming out of windows straight into artix) I did so because I know artix will support them if they run into trouble.
Personally, subjectively, I despise it.  Aesthetically it is almost as bad as plasma.  (go ahead vote me up as mr. Popular).

Both Qt and Kde irritate me to even look through a live image of some distro.  If I had to have a desktop it would be lxde, I can tolerate xfce.  But I am happily living with openbox, obmenu-generator, I have removed dbus and elogind, and I am still trying to find out what will ever break, from what I use and do.

Yesterday I removed ffmpeg too.  I looked at the upgrade, it was getting huge and bringing in a whole bunch of new packages I have no clue what they are so I got rid of it instead.

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Obviously the terms Open and Free mean nothing to you, or your business!

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Perfect choice. It surely helps having such a small ISO (compared to other distibutions)
I have to agree. I much prefer qt base, especially since it makes it so simple to install kde...my de of choice. ;)

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Reply #7
I prefer JWM to window maker or Openbox, I certainly dislike lxqt and have seen the point of it the not in the least apart from a installer

Re: What are the advantages of lxqt over other lightweight DEs like mate and xfce?

Reply #8
I would say it is simpler to use  :-[
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