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 Post subject: Lumina Desktop
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:19 am 
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I have not tested this yet on mine

"Installing Lumina packages on Debian 8 “Jessie” (64-bit)

The Lumina desktop can be installed on Debian 8 “Jessie” (and kept up to date through Debian’s package manager) by performing the following actions:

First, we must download the Lumina repository signing key and install it.

wget http://ftp.lumina-desktop.org/debian/lumina-debian.key
apt-key add lumina-debian.key

With the signing key in place, we next add the Lumina package repository to APT’s source list.

wget http://ftp.lumina-desktop.org/lumina-debian.list
mv lumina-debian.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/

Now that all the repository information is in place, we can update our package database and install Lumina. Run the following two commands as the root (administrator) user.

apt-get update
apt-get install lumina-desktop

The above commands will download Lumina and install the desktop. When you logout and then login again you should find “Lumina” is a session option on the login screen. Future updates to the Lumina desktop will automatically be available to you through your distribution’s package manager.

Installing Lumina packages on Debian Testing “Stretch” and Unstable “Sid”

To install Lumina desktop packages on computers running either Debian GNU/Linux Testing or Unstable, perform the following instructions.

First, download the repository security key and install it.

wget http://apt.nanolx.org/photonic.asc
apt-key add photonic.asc

Second, download the repository’s list file and add it to the package manager’s configuration.

wget http://ftp.lumina-desktop.org/lumina-testing.list
mv lumina-testing.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/

Finally, as the administrator (root), run the following two commands to update the package database and install Lumina.

apt-get update
apt-get install lumina-desktop

Lumina should now be a session option, available from the login screen."

Got the above From here:

http://lumina-desktop.org/get-lumina/#debian

Their Home Site is over here

http://lumina-desktop.org/

Screenshots are over here

http://lumina-desktop.org/screenshots/

Is ~/.xinitrc file still in charge of f1 key selection on Slim login screen?
Just wondering.
Just throwing this out as Linux news for inquiring minds and hands.

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 Post subject: Re: Lumina Desktop
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:25 am 
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interesting.

as far as xinitrc I don't think it's used now by default. slim launches desktop-session

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 Post subject: Re: Lumina Desktop
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:18 am 
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After installing during live session, it was immediately available as a selection on the slim login screen.
I encountered very few bugs in the lumina components
(until I visited prefs for search applet and excluded /live and /proc and blabhblah, filesearching would hang)
(no check is performed to prevent multiple instances of a given applet from launching {---} file contention)
but, overall, the testdrive was uninspiring.

I don't understand the need/motivation for them to go back to scratch, build/ship a feature-limited
filemanager (lumina-fm, aka "insight file manager). They're already utilizing other LXDE components, so why not pcmanfm?

The applets. Ugh.
No easy way to toggle the calendar display. Can't resize it, can't move it.
Right-clicking the taskbar clock to access calendar, as seen in many DEs, seems preferable.
Same (too small, cannot resize, cannot move) with several other lumina DE components.

edit:
"Can't resize it, can't move it."
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Right-clicking the desktop reveals an "unlock desktop" command.
Yes, after unlocking (cuz ya don't hardy want to windup accidentally(?) moving or resizing your desktop note), you can then move and resize the note and calendar widgets.


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 Post subject: Re: Lumina Desktop
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:23 am 
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The objective of the Lumina desktop is to have a totally Linux free desktop on BSD.
Several Linux specifics do not work on the BSDs, therefore the rise of the Lumina Desktop.
Also, it will be under a BSD type licence.
(Originally branched from Fluxbox code.)

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 Post subject: Re: Lumina Desktop
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Thanks skidoo for the slim mention. I was wondering myself. Thanks D.O for reminding me of Desktop-Session
Thanks FatMac for the BSD reasoning for designing this desktop.

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 Post subject: Re: Lumina Desktop
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shoots from the hip Master of Truisms wrote:
The objective of the Lumina desktop is to have a totally Linux free desktop on BSD.
Several Linux specifics do not work on the BSDs, therefore the rise of the Lumina Desktop.
Surely resizable windows isn't a "linux specific" feature, and mentioning "totally free" seems pointless.
I'm reporting that they've poorly executed, they're delivering far-from-ideal usability.
For example, the non-resizable "note widget" (because BSD doesn't already have a text editor???) is too small to be usable by anyone other than twitterheads.


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 Post subject: Re: Lumina Desktop
PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:08 am 
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On the technical side of things, Lumina is created/distributed under the 3-clause BSD license, allowing it to be used by anyone, anywhere (including in proprietary distributions). It has been written from scratch in C++/Qt5 and is not based on any existing desktop’s code-base. It also does not use any of the Linux-based desktop frameworks (ConsoleKit, PolicyKit, D-Bus, systemd, etc..), instead using a simple built-in interface layer for communicating directly with the operating system (which is the only class specific to the operating system – making it simple to port/customize). This allows it to obtain system information in a fast and efficient manner while ensuring desktop stability and reliability.

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