[manjaro-dev] LXDE

Carl Duff cdrw2400 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 18 13:16:59 CET 2013

Hi Rob,

No offence taken at all; good to get honest feedback and opinions. Keep it

My thinking behind ressurrecting LXDE is:

* Provide a newcomer-friendly version of Openbox (there is a lot of
interest in Openbox from forum newcomers, so this could prove to be a nice
"first step" for them)
* LXDE profile needed to be updated anyway
* More choice for users (XFCE, Openbox, and soon LXDE and KDE, totalling
4). LXDE has its own fan-base, too.
* Won't take too much time or resources to fix or maintain (with the
exception of my fondness for endless tweaking)
* I enjoy doing this sort of thing. Also improves my skills to work with
other DEs.

I'll fix the profile, at least. Then we can all decide whether to make it
an official release or just leave it as an updated ISO profile.
Could look at making Cinnamon official, too.


On 18 November 2013 10:25, Rob McCathie <korrode at gmail.com> wrote:

>    Purely my opinion, but I think LXDE and Xfce are too close regarding
> target audience and since Xfce is the better of the two (again - my
> opinion), I wouldn't think it'd be worth the time.
> If you think it's only going to take a few hours I guess why not.
> Also, something I was going to mention, and once again - just my opinion;
> but from what I've seen the Xfce edition does seem to be more stable than
> anything else, I realise it's already listed first but I think it should be
> more prominently presented as the recommended download.
> This is *not* at all meant as some kind of insult to the Openbox edition
> (or to Carl and other contributors), I think it's a very nice
> implementation of Openbox, I just think that novice users should really be
> pushed towards the Xfce edition.
> Regards,
> Rob (korrode)
>  On Sun, Nov 17, 2013 at 9:47 PM, Carl Duff <cdrw2400 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  Hi All,
>> Would anyone mind terribly if I look at tinkering with the LDXE
>> ManjaroISO profile? May see about bringing this back as a belated
>> "official" 0.8.8 release.
>> Carl
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