LXDE Ported

LXDE is the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment and will be one of the window managers available for selection during a PC-BSD 9.0 install. You can see screenshots at this page of the LXDE website.

The existing FreeBSD port was quite out of date so Kris spent some time last week updating the port and adding some missing components. Since LXDE will be a desktop environment option in PC-BSD 9.0, we encourage as many people as possible to test this desktop environment and report any bugs on the PC-BSD LXDE forum.

Early testers can install the port using pkg_add -r lxde-meta on a FreeBSD system or from within Ports Jail on a PC-BSD system. A PBI request was submitted this morning and we’ll announce once a PBI is ready for testing.

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Written by dru. Posted in testers

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Comments (5)

  • October 6, 2010 at 8:32 am |

    I tried installing this package using pkg_add last night. It came up as being unavailable. I’m going to try later building from Ports and see what happens.

    • October 6, 2010 at 8:40 am |

      It looks like the package was added since then as I just successfully installed it with pkg_add. Note to FreeBSD users who have already upgraded perl: this package and most of its dependencies expect perl-5.10.1_2 so you may be better off using the port.

  • Spier
    March 20, 2011 at 12:12 pm |

    This Desktop Environment is full of win! More easy and handy and tasty than Gnome or KDE or rest of them and isn’t powerhungry against PC resources like fluxbox etc…cant wait trying it in next PC-BSD release!:)

  • March 31, 2011 at 5:33 pm |

    Yeehaa! LXDE is the best! Light and Powerfull!

  • March 31, 2011 at 5:36 pm |

    Yeehaa! LXDE delivers what it promises!
    It is light, fast and does not consume PC resources for nothing.
    I’ll be waiting the next version of PC-BSD.

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