Test out LXQt in Xenial Xerus

Lubuntu, one of the Ubuntu flavors, is planning a change from LXDE (using GTK libraries) to LXQt (using Qt libraries) and we now have the necessary packages in the repositories for the Xenial Xerus (16.04) version. What it needs is a little exploratory testing.

  1. Install the Development version of Lubuntu (virtual machines ok)
  2. Run the following command to install the needed packages: sudo apt update && sudo apt install lximage-qt lxqt-about lxqt-admin lxqt-common lxqt-config lxqt-globalkeys lxqt-notificationd lxqt-openssh-askpass lxqt-panel lxqt-policykit lxqt-powermanagement lxqt-qtplugin lxqt-runner lxqt-session lxqt-sudo pcmanfm-qt qterminal qupzilla
  3. Purge the following packages: light-locker xfce4-power-manager
  4. Log out and back in again
  5. Use it for a day or more, as much as you can
  6. Report any bugs to the appropriate package on Launchpad (make sure to search for similar ones first) and subscribe the Lubuntu Packages Team
  7. Leave a comment answering the following questions: What did you think of it? What did you like? What didn't you like? What should we do to get it ready for 16.10(when Lubuntu transitions)? Did you have to make any modifications for it to be usable and what were those? What do you think of the design and are you using the Lubuntu theme? Do you like LXQt enough to keep using it as your daily driver?
  8. Link to any bugs in the comments as well

Task tags

  • qa
  • lubuntu
  • testing
  • lxqt

Students who completed this task

Mystery, Alex Dueppen, Helen

Task type

  • done_all Quality Assurance