ANNOUNCE: Razor-qt 0.4.0

We are glad to announce the release of Razor-qt 0.4.0, after a months of development since the last release:
http://razor-qt.org

Last weeks of development were dedicated to overall stability – the Razor team will focus on new features in the new release phase.

Also we’d like to receive any valuable feedback. And many more – contributors are welcomed too.

About Razor-qt

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 intuitive interface. Unlike desktop environments, Razor-qt also works fine with weak machines.

razor screenshot

razor screenshot

New in Razor-qt 0.4

New components

  • azor-runner program, a tool for launching applications.
  • razor-config* tools.
  • qtxdg a standalone library for XDG standards in Qt available for 3rd party applications.
  • razor own menu (XDG standard).

Overall changes

many bugfixes and small improvements.

  • huge memory leaks fixed
  • improved support for main menu.
  • improved translation support.
  • added Polish translation.
  • new black a-mego theme.

Panel

  • configuration dialogs
  • new “Removable media” plugin. Is a plugin for mounting and unmounting removable storages using udisks.
  • new “screensaver/lock screen” plugin.
  • new “show/restore desktop” plugin.
  • drag’n'drop support for quicklaunch plugin.

Session

  • default applications and environment variables settings.

76 thoughts on “ANNOUNCE: Razor-qt 0.4.0

  1. Pingback: Razor-qt: A New Linux Desktop Alternative | Matias Vangsnes

  2. 好人

    I installed in my Arch, and I didn’t like it.

    It still have a lot of improvement need to be done. It’s laggy compare to using Openbox session itself.

    Openbox session is way much more lighter than this. I just can’t give it a go for now.

  3. Max - The IT Pro

    WOW, Razor-qt looks sweeeeeet!! I wonder how this compares with other light desktop environments. Once GhostBSD 2.5 or 3.0 goes to Current status, I’d be nice to see if they could also provide Razor-qt as another option to GNOME 2.x.

    Great work peeps!! Linux/BSD/Unix is really progressing these days. My hats off to all the developers who constantly work their asses off to deliver these wonderful & FREE goods. :-)

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    Yup, like evilestmark suggested, “a debian package [deb] installer would be appreciated in the future”

    Can’t say that you’ve get devs but definitely you’ll get more users/testers if you can help opening up to Debian.

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    The internet is such a small town… When I read “qt based DE” on slashdot (over phoronix), I thought “sounds like that project from that guy at the Arch forums”. Hehe!

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