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    Default Razor-Qt: A New Qt-Based Desktop Environment

    Phoronix: Razor-Qt: A New Qt-Based Desktop Environment

    Razor-Qt is a new Qt-based desktop environment for Linux systems...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTAyOTg

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    Cool! I'd never heard of this one. I really like Qt, but I can't stand KDE. I've never tried using it for more than hours at a time, but it's just so ugly and I can't get past it. This one looked nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azpegath View Post
    Cool! I'd never heard of this one. I really like Qt, but I can't stand KDE. I've never tried using it for more than hours at a time, but it's just so ugly and I can't get past it. This one looked nice!
    Neither did i, but i saw it in planet kde (yes!).
    So i gave Michael the tip and he made a news post

    Gonna install it now and see how it works.

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    So do I.

    By the way will it be ported to wayland ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by babali View Post
    By the way will it be ported to wayland ?
    There's very little to no porting to Wayland as it doesn't offer a windowmanager nor a display manager. Pure Qt software will work on Wayland without any additional work(?) after Qt 5.0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teho View Post
    There's very little to no porting to Wayland as it doesn't offer a windowmanager nor a display manager. Pure Qt software will work on Wayland without any additional work(?) after Qt 5.0.
    At this moment it will certainly not work on wayland.
    If you look at the sources you will see that some parts (like the panel) have some need of x11 headers.. And i thought i saw it somewhere else as well.
    Sure, it's minor for the simple reason that all of Razor-Qt is just 5MB. Which is extremely tiny compared to KDE

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    From the blog posting this really sounds like a winner of a light desktop environment and Qt based apps will run fine natively in this environment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azpegath View Post
    Cool! I'd never heard of this one. I really like Qt, but I can't stand KDE. I've never tried using it for more than hours at a time, but it's just so ugly and I can't get past it. This one looked nice!
    So let's hear from you, the new Picasso, a better looking DE than the KDE you are talking about!

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    judging from the screenshots it suffers from the same horrible aesthetics as KDE + a windowy touch to add to the horribleness

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azpegath View Post
    I can't stand KDE. (...) it's just so ugly and I can't get past it. This one looked nice!
    Interesting statement, considering that Razor copies KDE themes verbatim.
    It even seems to copy the concept of Plasma widgets (see 2nd screenshot under http://blog.elektronik-projekt.de/20...er-qt-desktop/ )

    Personally I don't see the point of Razor when it's just Plasma Desktop minus many convenient features but whatever. I wish them luck anyway. Razor is expanding the Qt ecosystem which is something I like.

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