liquidshell in kdereview

Tomaz Canabrava tcanabrava at
Mon Nov 6 14:31:07 GMT 2017

On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 1:30 PM, Alexander Potashev <aspotashev at>

> 2017-11-06 14:16 GMT+03:00 Kevin Funk <kfunk at>:
> > You're free to work on whatever you like to of course, but to me this
> sounds
> > like wasted effort. Your good incentives would be better spent with
> joining up
> > with others aiming for the same (LxQt for instance).
> Hi,
> I had a bad impression of LxQt because:
>  1. it didn't work for me out of the box,

For many people kde applications don't work out of the box too.

 2. it consists of many components, it's hard to figure out which of
> them are optional,

Also true for kde applications.

 3. it has poor infrastructure compared to KDE, e.g. their i18n server
> hadn't been working for about a year.

I cant comment on that - but the project seems to be alive as there was a
new release just last month with a lot of changes, also they use kf5
libraries where needed.

> Thus liquidshell looks better to me than lxqt; joining an inferior
> project is not a good idea.

please refrain from using words like 'inferior' for a project as it's not
Currently the whole code for liquidshell is done for one person, and we (as
in the KDE Sc) suffer for a lot of good projects and ideas that as soon as
the original developers get tired the project stalls,
like Macaw Movie, Spectacle, Baloo and quite a few others - so I'm really
afraid of a one-man-project that's basically what other many projects
already do.

About liquidshell, I tried but it didn't even compile on my machine (some
issue with Solid)

> --
> Alexander Potashev
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