FOSDEM '09 is a free and non-commercial event organized by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.

Mario Behling
Day Saturday
Room Ferrer
Start time 17:00
End time 17:15
Duration 00:15
Event type Lightning-Talk
Track Lightning Talks
Language English
LXDE - Lighter, Faster, Less Ressource Hungry

The talk will present

  • the background of LXDE
  • its developer team and community in Taiwan, Asia and worldwide
  • show the different LXDE components
  • offer insights into design principles and ideas of the developer team for gtk+
  • show an example how to make a package of LXDE
  • show how to translate a LXDE component
  • show ways to join the LXDE team and community

"Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment", is an extremely faster, performing and energy saving desktop environment started by Taiwanese hacker Hong Jen Yee aka PCMAN in 2005. Today it is maintained by an international community of developers. It comes with a beautiful interface, multi-language support, standard keyboard short cuts and additional features like tabbed file browsing. LXDE uses less CPU and less RAM. It is especially designed for computers with low hardware specifications like netbooks, mobile internet devices (MIDs) or older computers. LXDE can be installed with distributions like Ubuntu or Debian. Applications running on these systems will run with LXDE. The source code of LXDE is licensed partly under the terms of the General Public License and partly under the LGPL. LXDE has recently been included as a standard desktop in Fedora and Mandriva and will also be offered in the upcoming Debian release.