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Razor-qt: A Fast Qt Desktop Environment
By Thom Holwerda, submitted by RichterKuato on 2011-12-20 22:01:23
Gtk+ has GNOME on the one hand, and Xfce on the other. Qt, on the other hand, only has KDE - there's no lightweight, less encompassing alternative if KDE doesn't float your boat, but you'd still want a Qt desktop. Luckily for you, there's now Razor-qt, a small, lightweight and simple Qt desktop environment.
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just like KDE 1.x
By antik on 2011-12-21 07:23:53
Reminds me KDE version 1. Why not port this version to new QT framework?

http://www.kde.org/screenshots/k...
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RE: just like KDE 1.x
By oiaohm on 2011-12-21 08:03:58
Sorry to say it would be simpler to build it from nothing than port old kde 1.0 code base to current qt

We have be lacking a wm to compete with KDE using the qt. Other than KDE many forms.
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RE: It looks cool and I'd like to try it, but...
By Soulbender on 2011-12-21 09:38:56
What, can't use the Ubuntu deb's?
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RE: Great
By ThomasFuhringer on 2011-12-21 09:54:52
There is Antico. But it stalled.
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RE: Comment Title
By tuma324 on 2011-12-21 10:20:10
> How about Razor-qt + QT + Wayland then? Bleeding edge.
Yeah I was expecting something new like this would be working on Wayland already. I'm disappointed.
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RE: KDE
By Laurence on 2011-12-21 10:53:09
> Just wish they would fix permissions on their package management software so you don't have to launch if from sudo in terminal.

That will be your distro of choice rather than KDE as a whole.

Case in point: on Arch Apper brings up the kdesudo dialogue as it should.

Edited 2011-12-21 10:53 UTC
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Nice
By reez on 2011-12-21 11:24:43
Sounds a tiny bit like Qt-LXDE. I hope this will spawn more standalone Qt-appications. There seem to be a lot more Gtk+ ones, than Qt.

Btw., I have no experience on this, but the transition from Qt3 to Qt4 didn't seem to be too easy (at least I remember some complaints 'bout that). Does anyone know how Qt4 to Qt5 is/will be.

Edited 2011-12-21 11:24 UTC
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RE: Nice
By GeneralZod on 2011-12-21 12:05:23
It's anticipated that the transition from Qt4 to Qt5 will be much, much less painful: apparently, the vast majority of changes will still be source-compatible.
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RE[2]: It looks cool and I'd like to try it, but...
By BluenoseJake on 2011-12-21 12:11:58
That's generally a bad idea.
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RE: KDE
By backdoc on 2011-12-21 12:13:36
The other reply to your post is correct. It's a security issue. With a secure OS, you can't just go around making changes that will affect other users, security or the stability of the OS.

You could get around this restriction by doing something stupid like signing onto the box as root, then start root's desktop. You'll never be prompted for permissions again.

Edited 2011-12-21 12:14 UTC
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