kent.dorfman766 wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:24 pm
I think it's a very fair question. Zero activity on the dev mailing list seems like a warning flag to me of a project fading into obscurity.
Did you send a question there and not receive an answer?
I've been an *NIX user/developer since the early 90s and as such always appreciated liteweight window managers like TWM and FVWM. In fact, only now evaluating something more iron-age and less stone-age as a replacement for my comfortable FVWM sessions. I would like to think LXDE is a proper replacement/upgrade, but some of the "is LXDE still viable" comments on this forum and the "nothing to see here, move along" responses from mods or gurus give me pause.
Not sure what exactly you're refering to here.
I like to go with the facts: https://github.com/lxde
That's the development/activity there is. It is what it is, I don't see any reason to argue for/against it.
Personally I don't believe that every software project that hasn't been updated for a while is automatically dead. If it works it works, why change it? And you don't need security audits for image viewers or window managers.
I also note that major toplevel links are broken on the lxde.org website, further indicating that the project is on the decline. Neither lxde.org, nor www.lxde.org
I cannot access lxde.org at all anymore (except for this forum).
It seems to be https://lxde.github.io/
nowadays. The links there work.
I don't see any reason why LXDE needs a full web presence anyhow. Due to its focus on lightweightness it won't be much more than a niche anyhow.
I don't use LXDE as such myself, but some of its applications.
Most notably the window manager, openbox, and lxappearance. Sometimes pcmanfm.
All these work fine independently of the LXDE desktop.
I'm sure you could do the same if you're used to setting up twm or fvwm.