[cooker] Lx4 Lxqt iso ?


(Gabriel C) #1

Hey guys ,

right now we only got working plasma5 iso up2 beta.

What should the Lxqt iso looks like ? Core lxqt+what-apps,what browser ? etc ?

I would like to start cleaning up iso script to build a working lxqt
iso but first
I would like to know what should go in.

Regards,

Gabriel C


(Ben Bullard) #2

Hi ho,

    Gabriel you are a brave man to take this

on, lxqt seems like a big hot mess right now.

Browser = I suppose Falkon

    In general = seems like the lxqt one

should have less like maybe no office suite.

Also In the past our lxqt desktop
required networkmanager-applet which is a gnome software. I
always thought that was odd like lxqt devs either never finished
developing their desktop or they forgot the qt in the name. So
if there is a way to have NM available to connect wifi without
any gnome software that would be good, if that is even possible.
(And of course I’m assuming this is done by lxqt devs not OM
devs so I may be incorrect?)

    Next question is why we have a mix of

versions? Some are .13 and some are .14 that seems odd.

    Developers may have a better or different

idea on this next point. To have much of any kind of useful
desktop it takes basically all the lxqt packages, I think out of
17 total lxqt packages (excluding libs which should install as
dependency) it will need 13-15 of them by default. Or possibly
all except lxqt-panel-devel and lxqt-build-tools.
lxqt-powermanagement seemed useless in the past.


(Ben Bullard) #3

Ho hi,

    Or maybe build the first ISO with just

lxqt desktop, some system tools and a browser and nothing else.
Then let users or testers tell us what they want? Ergo “This is
our lightweight version so user should install only software
that user wants”. This would make the ISO easier to develop and
trouble shoot I would think.

    I say this thinking that Lumina desktop

may be dead and a version with Lumina is no longer under
consideration?


#4

Let’s do as we announced, that is ISO with LXQT fully usable. Maybe not rich in software but at least with the basic packages from each important category.

My suggestion:

Web browser: Falkon or Chromium or Midori
Office: Calligra

Multimedia player: MPV, SMPlayer

E-mail client: Kube (or claws mails but this is gtk…)

  • few other

(Gabriel C) #5

Hi ho,

Gabriel you are a brave man to take this on, lxqt seems like a big hot mess right now.

Browser = I suppose Falkon

Yes that make sense

In general = seems like the lxqt one should have less like maybe no office suite.

Also In the past our lxqt desktop required networkmanager-applet which is a gnome software. I always thought that was odd like lxqt devs either never finished developing their desktop or they forgot the qt in the name. So if there is a way to have NM available to connect wifi without any gnome software that would be good, if that is even possible. (And of course I'm assuming this is done by lxqt devs not OM devs so I may be incorrect?)

Uhmm I'm going to investigate this .. not sure what can be done ..
there was some qtISH-nm-applet somewho around need to figure.

Next question is why we have a mix of versions? Some are .13 and some are .14 that seems odd.

No idea , I don't use Lxqt and never cared about it. Will have a look.


(Gabriel C) #6

Let's do as we announced, that is ISO with LXQT fully usable. Maybe not rich in software but at least with the basic packages from each important category.

My suggestion:

Web browser: Falkon or Chromium or Midori

I guess Falkon is OK.
But if we go to pull gtk* anyway in we may also go with ff/tbird combo
and solve email problem too ?

Office: Calligra

That pulls in near whole plasma/kf5 .. not really sure.

Multimedia player: MPV, SMPlayer

Yes these make sense.

E-mail client: Kube (or claws mails but this is gtk...)
+ few other

Or tbird ?


(Ben Bullard) #7

Our chromium package seems thoroughly bleeped up. Midori is GTK. The
only reason for Falkon is that it keeps things Qt.
If we’re going to do anything gtk like claws and Midori we would be
beter off with the much more widely used FF and T-birb combo.


(Ben Bullard) #8

If we are going to include a bunch of apps we should include Quassel for IRC. Kvirc is to much work for OpenMandriva users to cope with. :wink: