Razor-qt 0.4.1 running on Linux Mint 12
|Developer(s)||The Razor-qt Team, contributors|
0.5.2 / 12 January 2013
|Development status||Discontinued. Merged into LXQt.|
|Written in||C++, Qt|
The developers describe Razor-qt as "an advanced, easy-to-use, and fast desktop environment based on Qt 4 and has not been ported to Qt 5. It has been tailored for users who value simplicity, speed, and an intuitive interface. Unlike most desktop environments, Razor-qt also works fine with weak machines."
Razor-qt was still in the early stages of development. As of February 2012[update], the environment includes a panel viewer and switcher, a desktop, an application launcher, a settings center, and sessions. These components can be enabled or disabled by the user.
The memory consumption of Razor-qt is slightly above the one of LXDE using 114 MB in a reviewer's test while LXDE used 108 MB in a user test.
Merge with LXDE
After LXDE developer Hong Jen Yee ported PCManFM to Qt in early 2013, he and other interested developers discussed a potential collaboration with LXDE, another open-source desktop environment with similar software design goals. On 21 July 2013, A representative of the Razor-qt project announced that Razor-qt would merge with LXQt, the Qt port of LXDE. The first release of the new product, LXQt v0.7.0, was made public on 2014-05-07.
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- The future of Razor and LXDE-Qt
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