Sorry if i missed to inform you since September but i passed a very bad period, (including a breakage of my hand and with my ex-girlfriend), but now i’m definetly better, so here i am to inform you about some wonderful progress.
first of all:
LXDM has been released
exactly, LXDE Desktop Manager has been released and looks to be fully working 🙂
2nd) Upgrades, upgrades and more upgrades
several new package version has been released, including lxappereance, lxmusic, lxpanel and so on.
3rd) We are going to fix a small not-portable issue due to X-KDE-SubstituteUID
check bugzilla #540627 for more informations, what you want to know any way, is that we fixed .desktop files to allow to run applications as root even outside GNOME or KDE
4th) Factory, factory, factory
LXDE is into openSUSE_Factory now! yes, that means lxde will be installable on 11.3 from OSS repo, and probably from DVD. I actually submitted lxde pattern request and yast2 pattern icons are already into yast svn. So people.. PLEASE TEST AND REPORT!!
5th) OPENSUSE-LXDE MAILING LIST
yes people, we have a new opensuse-lxde mailing list now! Please subscribe to email@example.com for help, support and development… i’m waiting for you!!
6th) Not official support on openSUSE <= 11.1
That’s not my choice but it’s due to gtk changes, because of that X11:lxde will no more take care of failures on suse <= 11.1. new lxde packages requires gtk2 >= 2.16.0 and backport is impossible (see lxappereance for example).
I think that’s all, if not i’ll write a new blog post, but now i must go to my work or i’ll be fired!!
Andrea (your favourite openSUSE-LXDE admin!)