Attract LXQt to KDE
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It is strange idea, but if attract LXQt project to KDE community then it will be kool. This project is developing slowly and it not enough support.
Why do we need LXQt together with KDE? - I do not know. But not everyone has the modern or powerful hardware, for example peoples who live in less developed countries. Probably will not be able to use Plasma.

So it would be kool to have besides the usual flagship Plasma also a Lightweight desktop environment, that would be modern, beautiful and lightweight. Can also make KDE neon Lite Edition with LXQt desktop environment.

To contact with developers - lxde-list@lists.sourceforge.net

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There is already a task that covers suggestions like this one: https://phabricator.kde.org/T10034

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I do mind them being asked in the past and the response was a negative.

KonqiDragon added a comment.EditedJul 18 2019, 9:42 PM

I do mind them being asked in the past and the response was a negative.

LXQt has been developed since 2013 and Plasma since 2014, during this time Plasma become to very kool desktop environment, LXQt is still needs to big improvements.
I think that KDE community and LXQt team will be able to achieve big improvements to LXQt. After all, KDE knows a lot about desktop environment developing.

besides the usual flagship Plasma also a Lightweight desktop environment

Plasma is a lightweight desktop by most any metric and is marketed as such

LXQt's biggest problem is that Plasma itself is now so lightweight that it infringes on LXQt's stated reason for existence. Accordingly, I don't really think it would make sense for LXQt to join KDE; rather, LXQt will probably die off naturally due to lack of a real niche it can sustainably inhabit, and hopefully we can recruit its refugee developers to KDE-land. I think they're already using some KDE Frameworks, right? If so, they're already gaining some familiarity with our technology stack. All we need to do is encourage that.

KonqiDragon added a comment.EditedJul 19 2019, 5:36 PM

LXQt's biggest problem is that Plasma itself is now so lightweight that it infringes on LXQt's stated reason for existence. Accordingly, I don't really think it would make sense for LXQt to join KDE; rather, LXQt will probably die off naturally due to lack of a real niche it can sustainably inhabit, and hopefully we can recruit its refugee developers to KDE-land. I think they're already using some KDE Frameworks, right? If so, they're already gaining some familiarity with our technology stack. All we need to do is encourage that.

Maybe then add a lite/hight performance mode to Plasma in settings? In Windows there is something like this, but it doesn't work.

ndavis added a subscriber: ndavis.Jul 19 2019, 10:25 PM

LXQt's biggest problem is that Plasma itself is now so lightweight that it infringes on LXQt's stated reason for existence. Accordingly, I don't really think it would make sense for LXQt to join KDE; rather, LXQt will probably die off naturally due to lack of a real niche it can sustainably inhabit, and hopefully we can recruit its refugee developers to KDE-land. I think they're already using some KDE Frameworks, right? If so, they're already gaining some familiarity with our technology stack. All we need to do is encourage that.

Maybe then add a lite/hight performance mode to Plasma in settings? In Windows there is something like this, but it doesn't work.

What would that be that Plasma isn't already?

filipf added a subscriber: filipf.Jul 21 2019, 8:06 PM

I suppose it could involve stuff like disabling desktop effects, animations, Baloo, Akonadi etc.

I suppose it could involve stuff like disabling desktop effects, animations, Baloo, Akonadi etc.

These all degrade nicely when the hardware doesn't support them already.