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Old 08-08-2016, 07:27 PM   #1
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Lumina 1.0.0-p1 has been Released.


A worthwhile project that has released its 1.0.0 version.
It would be a good fit for Slackware, IMHO.

https://lumina-desktop.org/

This paragraph caught my eye,

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.....On the technical side of things, Lumina is created/distributed under the 3-clause BSD license, allowing it to be used by anyone, anywhere (including in proprietary distributions). It has been written from scratch in C++/Qt5 and is not based on any existing desktop's code-base. It also does not use any of the Linux-based desktop frameworks (ConsoleKit, PolicyKit, D-Bus, systemd, etc..), instead using a simple built-in interface layer for communicating directly with the operating system (which is the only class specific to the operating system - making it simple to port/customize). This allows it to obtain system information in a fast and efficient manner while ensuring desktop stability and reliability.

(See the full list of 3rd-party dependencies)......

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Old 08-08-2016, 07:39 PM   #2
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Interesting. I'll have to try it out. However, it does require qt5, so we'll have to wait until it is added to -current (which I assume should be this dev cycle).
 
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:36 PM   #3
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Alien Bob has compiled qt5 packages available,

http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/peo...ackbuilds/qt5/


IIRC, he also recommends libxbcommon be installed along with qt5,

http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/peo.../libxkbcommon/

qt5 can happily co-exist with qt4.x.

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Old 08-08-2016, 08:52 PM   #4
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I guess I read that to mean it'd be a good fit to get an official Slackware package. Re-reading it now, I see you just say it's good for Slackware in general.

Luckily, Eric does provide qt5, because I wouldn't want to build that myself. I remember trying qt4 back in the KDE3 days, and that took forever on my system.
 
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:56 PM   #5
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I guess I read that to mean it'd be a good fit to get an official Slackware package. Re-reading it now, I see you just say it's good for Slackware in general.....
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:57 PM   #6
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It (qt5) can be built in parallel, so there are potential big time savings. I'm interested in lumina too. I wonder if it is tricky to compile or not.
 
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Old 08-09-2016, 03:19 AM   #7
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It (qt5) can be built in parallel, so there are potential big time savings. I'm interested in lumina too. I wonder if it is tricky to compile or not.
I never used sbopkg, but in theory ...
There's a SlackBuild already, maybe just changing the Versionnumber works.
Using sbopkg with these hints should make things easy and save compile time(NUMJOBS).

Franzen
 
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Old 08-09-2016, 04:22 AM   #8
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Lumina 1.0 on Slackware64 14.2

I just build it. Appears to work as expected. I've only spent 10 minutes in it, but so far so good. I'd understood it sat atop Fluxbox, so I'm surprised that it isn't picking up my flux theme, but maybe I'm just confused. Either way, it does work; it's fast but full of Qt goodness. I kinda like it....

Oh, for the record, this was built on top of a custom compile of Qt5, using Ryan McQuen's SlackBuild.

I just changed 0.9.1 to 1.0.0 in Ryan's SlackBuild and built (with sport, not that that makes a difference) using -j12. No problems.
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Old 08-09-2016, 07:17 AM   #9
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I never used sbopkg, but in theory ...
There's a SlackBuild already, maybe just changing the Versionnumber works.
Using sbopkg with these hints should make things easy and save compile time(NUMJOBS).

Franzen
I noticed that after I made my last post. I bumped the version on lumina to 1.0.0 and it builds fine, but for some reason it won't start for me after switching to lumina in xwmconfig. I didn't find anything useful in Xorg.0.log. Oh well, maybe I'll look into it later.
 
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Old 08-09-2016, 09:49 AM   #10
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Holy bandoras, this must be tested!
 
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Old 08-09-2016, 09:17 PM   #11
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I noticed that after I made my last post. I bumped the version on lumina to 1.0.0 and it builds fine, but for some reason it won't start for me after switching to lumina in xwmconfig. I didn't find anything useful in Xorg.0.log. Oh well, maybe I'll look into it later.
I figured out the problem. In the xinitrc.lumina file that comes in the SlackBuild, change Lumina-DE to start-lumina-desktop. I guess the name must have changed since version 0.9.1 that the SlackBuild was written for.
 
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Old 08-09-2016, 10:27 PM   #12
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I figured out the problem. In the xinitrc.lumina file that comes in the SlackBuild, change Lumina-DE to start-lumina-desktop. I guess the name must have changed since version 0.9.1 that the SlackBuild was written for.
I just started it from KDM, I guess that's why I didn't run into this issue.
 
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I just started it from KDM, I guess that's why I didn't run into this issue.
Ah, makes sense. I usually just boot into run level 3 and run startx.
 
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Is anyone else testing this on a laptop and having the problem of power management not working at all? There is a battery icon on the panel, but it shows a red 'X' and is inactive. My key combinations for adjusting the screen brightness don't work either; I have to use xbacklight from the command line. I'm guessing it's a configuration/build issue, but I'm not sure how to check since it uses qmake and there's no config.log.

Other than that problem, I like it so far. It's definitely missing a number of features that I'm used to from KDE (just a few examples: tiling windows, present windows, and desktop grid) and has some quirks, but KDE isn't really a fair comparison for it anyway.
 
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I have tired it, but I find no way to change localization (only the default one). The same for windowmaker. Of course it could be possible to use the old "xmodmap"
 
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