The Lightweight Qt Desktop Environment

Release LXQt 0.13.0

The LXQt team is proud to announce the release of LXQt 0.13.0, the Lightweight Qt Desktop Environment.

The LXQt team is working hard towards LXQt 1.0.0. Want to help us? Found any bugs? Please file bug reports and pull requests on our GitHub tracker!

The release can be downloaded at or Github


  • All packages are ready for Qt 5.11.
  • Out-of-source-builds are now mandatory.
  • libfm-qt is made more self-sufficient and less dependent on libfm, resulting in better performance and more flexibility.
  • qps and screengrab have been moved to the LXQt umbrella.
  • Improved overall translations.
  • Made menu-cached optional (default=off) in panel and runner to prevent memory leaks and to avoid problems when restarting or shutting down LXQt.
  • Improved LXQtCompilerSettings.
  • Our (upstream) configuration defaults were moved to /usr/share/lxqt, distribution’s overrides can be placed into /etc/lxqt

Notes For Packagers

  • Please follow the build order.
  • Please note that our repos are moved to GitHub/lxqt. Mentions and links should point at the new location.
  • lxqt-build-tools >= 0.5.0 is mandatory and should be packaged directly after libqtxdg.
  • All lxqt-* packages depend on liblxqt >= 0.9.0.
  • libfm-qt soname bumped from libfm-qt3 to libfm-qt5.
  • liblxqt now build-depend on libpolkit-qt5-1 directly.
  • lxqt-admin now build-depend on libpolkit-qt5-1 directly.
  • lximage-qt, lxqt-qtplugin pcmanfm-qt depend on libfm-qt >= 0.13.0.
  • qterminal depends on qtermwidget >= 0.9.0.

Read the full release notes here