After i joined RedHat on some time ago, i slowly start to been involved more and more on Qt and KDE matters, even been more active joining Fedora KDE SIG, as a newbie :-).
One of the recently internal discussions lead to a necessity of bring lightweight desktop, at least one, in a polish state.
Since LXQt is finally came on 0.8.0 to Qt5, and we’re actively working on Fedora 21, Qt5 builds and KDE Frameworks, and there are needs to jump and do at least the first usable state of the project, i jumped the wagon.
Eugene Pivnev was already working on initial packaging for Fedora, but i was advanced in the work when lead KDE packager from Fedora, Rex Dieter, told me, but at least i could use part of his work on sysstat packages and qtxdg packages. I borrowed his full packages.
was only two days of work and is still in the baby steps, that’s why i packaged everything on Fedora copr buildsystem until we have proper review. We still have no group for install whole desktop and need to install packages by hand, and there’s an explicit dependency on openbox as window manager, but was a quick decision to make things work fast.
I’m still deciding how to deal with lxqt-admin package due some dependencies, but is the only missing from the 0.8.0 series on http://www.lxqt.org
So, if you want to try it, recompile, help me, complain to me, you can find the work here:
For the repository on copr:
- Fedora 21 – dnf copr enable heliocastro/lxqt or yum copr enable heliocastro/lxqt
- Epel 7 – yum copr enable heliocastro/lxqt
Ps. I will not intend to compile/enable Qt 4 builds, only Qt 5 build because this is the direct goal