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.
What's the relevance to Lubuntu?
LXQt is seeing more development activity than LXDE. There's a certain degree of intersection between them, but ultimately should be considered separate projects. We will certainly be adding LXQt to Lubuntu, but it is unknown as of yet whether or not it will replace LXDE. We may offer two options ultimately or not.
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.
We released a Lubuntu Next (Lubuntu LXQt) image with the Artful Aardvark Alpha 1 release. Our goal is to release Lubuntu Next as a separate image in 17.10.
How can I help test LXQt?
DO NOT USE THE LUBUNTU DAILY PPA, we have packages in the archive.
You can download the Lubuntu Next images here. Please note that these images are VERY experimental and should NOT for ANY REASON be used in production. We mean it!
Ubiquity branding and theming is specific to Kubuntu. This is tracked in bug 1702647.
The Ubiquity slideshow is one that is tailored to the Lubuntu LXDE frontend. This is tracked in bug 1702648.
Default Lubuntu settings are not set by default, but are available to be set by the user (and we recommend you do so). This is tracked in bug 1387237.
Lubuntu Next uses an older version of Qt. It will be updated to Qt 5.9 before Alpha 2. The work in progress PPA is here.
- The Network Manager applet is the GNOME one rather than a Qt-based one.
- When starting up the ISO, the theming is stock Ubuntu rather than Lubuntu theming.
- SDDM theming by default is not correct.
- There is no Apport frontend installed by default.