We learned via The replicant look really tasty news: LXDE and Razor-Qt are merged into the same project . In other words, is born a new lightweight desktop based on Qt.
A few weeks ago we have been talking about the approach of the developers of lightweight LXDE desktop Qt . Three weeks ago, in fact, the announcement could not be clearer: LXDE-Qt is a developing situation. And the question seemed obvious: competition has emerged Razor-Qt, the only light desktop based on Qt that exists? Not at all.
first echoes that left the previous announcement, rather than competition, were collaboration . and just to prove that the thing was serious. He explains some of the developers of Razor-Qt:
The two teams have met and discussed the issues and have decided that the best course of action for both projects is to focus on a single desktop environment. There have been talks of “fusion” since it was announced LXDE-Qt. Having made the decision to work, we all had the pleasure to work together.
The plan is to put together the best parts of Razor and LXDE, and include them or port them to LXDE-Qt. Other components will be ported directly from GTK or built from scratch (from scratch) … In the end, we want to offer the best experience, trying to reuse as much code as possible. It will not be an easy process and, as always, we welcome anyone who wants to help, whether with the development, translations, or general comments.
project will continue to use the name of LXDE-Qt , while almost immediately release a final version in farewell Razor-Qt 0.6.0, including some changes of the new development.
What about GTK + version of LXDE? Nobody said you were going to let go, but the weather is unforgiving and will eventually have to abandon GTK2 after current technologies. Qt, of course, is a great choice.