What is LXQt?

LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is the product of the merge between the LXDE-Qt and the Razor-Qt projects: A lightweight, modular, blazing-fast and user-friendly desktop environment. The current version of LXQt is 0.10.0.

What's it's relevance to Lubuntu?

We will soon be switching to LXQt instead of LXDE in Lubuntu, because that's where the development focus is. We don't know when, but it will be soon.

How do I help develop LXQt?

Take a look at the LXQt project's CONTRIBUTING guide.

What's the timeline?

Take a look at a blog post from Simon Quigley to see our current status.

How can I help test LXQt?

DO NOT USE THE LUBUNTU DAILY PPA, we have packages in the archive now.

WARNING: When an official image is ready, you should do a reinstall. Subscribe to the lubuntu-devel list to get updated about LXQt.

PLEASE DO NOT USE THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW. They are VERY outdated and will be updated in the future.

  1. Download and install a command line Ubuntu installation using either the minimal image or the server image. Installing from Lubuntu is not yet supported. You can get a daily image from here: amd64 i386.

  2. Boot into the install and log in.
  3. Run: sudo apt install lubuntu-qt-desktop.

    1. Select sddm as the default display manager.

    2. This will fail. Do not worry, it's known. It should fail on plasma-workspace.

  4. Run sudo apt remove sddm-theme-breeze lubuntu-default-settings lubuntu-extra-sessions && sudo apt autoremove. This will clean up dependencies.

  5. Reboot!

TODO list in order to get the image working


  1. Get the lubuntu-default-setting source package modified.
    1. Split into lubuntu-qt-default-settings.
    2. Correct the QLubuntu session to be able to be it's own session and a rename to Lubuntu Next.
    3. Install custom files and settings that makes sure LXQt is as usable as possible for the end users.

Lubuntu/LXQt (last edited 2017-02-19 01:33:38 by tsimonq2)