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Month: December 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] LXDE and Xfce: The other desktops

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 16:26:46 -0800 (PST)
> LXDE and XFCE fall miles behind in functionality
> and integration. I laugh at the fact they even call LXDE an
> environment. All components are so modularized (which isnt
> bad)  that they are all independent. They don't even
> have their own window manager and use Open Box  instead.
> Basically as I see it, the functionality provided by LXDE is
> that of me running Openbox, with a panel and desktop, using
> a File Manager of my choice.

I just came across this article about razor-qt:

Seems the desktop is dependent upon Qt rather than kdelibs. If some want to explore making TDE apps available as stand-alone, perhaps a few tricks could be learned by how these people wrote razor-qt.

Even if LXDE is more a hodge-podge of apps and utilities rather than a true cohesive desktop, many users nonetheless will perceive that environment as a competitive "desktop" to Trinity. Seems razor-qt could be thrown loosely into the discussion about "competition." Granted razor-qt is just a desktop and one without a native window manager, and offers almost no apps or utilities (yet), but probably one we should watch for reviews, features, and ideas.