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Offline J.Jay

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Observations for 'LXQt' dev3 ISO/Testing
« on: March 08, 2015, 08:34:11 am »
Wasn't sure where to start this thread :-\

started testing (playing ::)) of ISO noticed so far it about 10-15% lighter on memory then even Xfce spin using openbox Kernel load seems a lot better
I installed 'MDM' 1.8 (posted thread under applications forums)
changed the Plymouth (added 'Solydxk' repo) using their debian-plymouth-manager (cant use preview & must use -f switch to run) (because sparky installs seen as semi live mode :-\ )
also installed hardinfo to compare
added media codexes  (included sparky script THANKS in ISO/menu

can totally exclude panel (and stay stable not like 'Mate') and use xfce4-panel (my preference) and actually saves a couple MBs of memory :o (cairo-dock not integrated with openbox/LXQt very much yet)

install thunar (preference) and noticed if uninstall pcmanfm must install xfdesktop (unless want to manually configure to control desktop, wallpapers ect.)  No noticeable memory gain/loss.  Or keep pcmanfm around

theming will be some what  different  (unless used to KDE/Qt)

be careful with the 'LXDE' packages (most not ported to Qt yet) will bring a lot unwanted dependencies

The ISO is more barebones (it's a dev) so great for those wanting to pick and choose apps.   
Its Qt based already (most people will install 1 or 2 Qt apps anyways)
Seems to have all needed to run GTK apps also(?)

J.Jay

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Re: Observations for 'LXQt' dev3 ISO/Testing
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2015, 06:24:09 pm »
Also wondering
Will future 'openbox base' editions use the qt version or the gtk version of openbox?   OR is openbox version same just using Qt additions?

Its a great way to 'buildup' a Xfce spin or any other DE for that matter
 :)That why its a base edition :)
also
does anyone know performance/memory difference of openbox vz xfwm4?    (web googles always show performance vz the full Xfce4 DE >:(

Thank You
J.Jay

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Re: Observations for 'LXQt' dev3 ISO/Testing
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2015, 08:37:41 pm »
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Will future 'openbox base' editions use the qt version or the gtk version of openbox?
Openbox uses gtk+2/3, I never heard that it uses qt so the next openbox spin will use gtk.
 
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does anyone know performance/memory difference of openbox vz xfwm4? web googles always show performance vz the full Xfce4 DE
I haven't seen it too.
Nothing is easy as it looks.

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Re: Observations for 'LXQt' dev3 ISO/Testing
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2015, 11:59:50 pm »
Thanks for reply
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Openbox uses gtk+2/3, I never heard that it uses qt so the next openbox spin will use gtk.
So the openbox in lxqt  are just the qt extensions?   (That's what I thought but I'm not up on the 'LTQt' merge ) :-\

J.Jay
P.S.  will be donation if "MY' Sparky' gets thru the debian freeze/thaw (been using main install for +6 month or so) 8) Testing/playing others always ;D
Wife not happy last freeze/thaw when PC went 'Crunch Bang Dead' Was on LMDE I think! :'(

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Re: Observations for 'LXQt' dev3 ISO/Testing
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2015, 01:08:55 am »
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So the openbox in lxqt  are just the qt extensions?
It's not an extension, but it looks like.
LXQt doesn't have its own window manager, the same as Razor-Qt.
You can use any WM you'd like.
I prefer Openbox that's why it's default in Sparky LXQt spin.
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"MY' Sparky' gets thru the debian freeze/
It's our second Debian's freezing and it shouldn't be a problem, even Sparky gets a lot of changes including rebranding.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2015, 01:19:26 am by pavroo »
Nothing is easy as it looks.