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hpr1120 :: Jerome Leclanche from the razor-qt project

Ken interviews Jerome Leclanche from the Razor-qt project

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Hosted by Ken Fallon on 2012-11-16 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Razor-qt is an advanced, easy-to-use, and fast desktop environment based on Qt technologies. 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. Home Page Wiki!forum/razor-qt Mail List

Razor-qt 0.5.0 is out!

The Razor-qt team is proud to release version 0.5.0. It is the culmination of all our efforts since our last release in February of 2012.

There have been several improvements and added features for 0.5.0, as noted in the Change Log, but the most noticeable are:

  • New Appearance GUI for configuring themes
  • Several new plugins for added functionality
  • Many bug fixes resulting in better performance
  • New Notification daemon

The Razor-qt team would like to thank its staff of 8 members for all the hard work, and the community as well, for all the support. A list of the Razor-qt development team is available here, on github.


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Comment #1 posted on 2012-11-23 15:22:15 by AukonDK


Tried out Razor-QT earlier in the year but ended up getting some more memory and running KDE. Was going to move to XFCE to make things snappier but certainly gonna check out Razor again.

Comment #2 posted on 2012-11-25 22:37:51 by deepgeek

Wish for a all-qt system

I do like the idea of an all-qt system, but IMHO, there are two things holding it back.

1) email - no lightweight alternative to kmail. There is a heave mysql based client listed at, and the one listed on the razor-qt site is an imap-only client.

2) webrowser - needs a lightweight one that can have cookie & javascript whtielisting. A choice between gecko and webkit would be nice, but not imperative.

Personally, I can't get away from having a "mixed system." Most annoying thing for me is having a different "file chooser" dialog box for everything.

--- DeepGeek

Comment #3 posted on 2012-12-01 18:47:12 by Klaatu

Wish for a all-qt system

deepgeek: 1) mutt in a qt-based terminal technically qualifies, right ;-)

2) arora has been forked to flam. you should check it out. I am not sure about the whitelisting stuff, but it's a good qt-based browser.

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