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#1 2020-05-14 12:37:27

jlindgren
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Registered: 2011-02-27
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qmpanel - minimal standalone Qt5 desktop panel

I've created a very minimal, DE-agnostic desktop panel based on Qt5. The feature-set is very much driven by my own needs, but I thought I'd share it here anyway.

It's a rewrite of lxqt-panel, but no longer depends on any lxqt libraries. It's not intended to be a "better" lxqt-panel, only to have 1/10th the features and 1/10th the bugs. I spent a year trying to patch enough bugs in lxqt-panel to make it work for me (and yes, I submitted all those fixes upstream) before giving up and forking it. I have a lot of respect for the lxqt folks, but honestly I think their code is too ambitious for the amount of manpower they have. I don't need a panel that controls the display backlight and mounts filesystems, I just need one with an application search, taskbar, and system tray that work without glitches. So my solution is qmpanel.

More info, screenshots, and a PKGBUILD are on GitHub:
https://github.com/jlindgren90/qmpanel

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#2 2020-05-14 15:35:53

Trilby
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Registered: 2011-11-29
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Re: qmpanel - minimal standalone Qt5 desktop panel

Nice panel.  You should finish up the PKGBUILD (add 'source' array and cmake as a 'makedepends') and submit it to the AUR.


"UNIX is simple and coherent..." - Dennis Ritchie, "GNU's Not UNIX" -  Richard Stallman

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#3 2020-05-14 16:42:13

jlindgren
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Registered: 2011-02-27
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Re: qmpanel - minimal standalone Qt5 desktop panel

Okay, thanks for the feedback and the suggestion! I've submitted it to the AUR:
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/qmpanel/

First time submitting anything there so let me know if I messed it up somehow smile

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