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Fedora LXDE Spin - Fedora for systems with limited resources


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 11
  • Last updated: 2009-03-04
  • Percentage of completion: 95% (I have a working kickstart file and waiting for feedback on a fedora-logos vs- system-logos issue for weeks now.)

Detailed Description

The Fedora LXDE spin is meant to be a lightweight but yet complete desktop based on LXDE, the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment. For more information about LXDE please visit the LXDE wiki page .

Benefit to Fedora

Current Fedora installs need a lot of disk space and resources. This is an attempt to make Fedora suitable for older and smaller machines.


Some package reviews, livecd

Test Plan

  1. get the kickstart file accepted by the spin SIG and add it to the KickstartPool
  2. Run basic spin testing
  3. Get the missing packages into Rawhide
  4. Test installs from livecd and usb, test livecdcreator
  5. Things to test on LXDE
  6. Work with Fedora QA to ensure that we have sufficient coverage
  7. Spin should be released with F-11

User Experience

A modern but lightweight desktop including a panel, desktop icons and a file manager together with a collection of lightweight applications for every day needs.

Screenshots: Features/LXDE#Screenshots Fedora, Upstream

Package Selection Proposal

In addition to the packages already provided by LXDE here is a proposal for packages for the livecd.

Terminal Emulator LXTerminal X roxterm, xterm X
Web Browser Midori X Kazehakase, Skipstone X/-
Email Client sylpheed X claws-mail X
Instant Messaging ayttm?
IRC lostirc X xchat X
Bittorrent transmission X bittorrent-gui, linkage X
Office abiword, gnumeric X Siag Office
Calendar dayplanner X
Address Book gfa X
Document Viewer E-PDF X gv X
Audio Player quodlibet, lxmusic X/- audacious, eina X/-
Movie Player gxine X whaawmp
CD Ripper asunder X grip X
Disc Burning gnomebaker ? X graveman orphaned
Image manipulation mtpaint X [MyPaint] X
Login Manager SLiM X xdm X
Calculator galculator X xcalc X
Clipboard Manager parcellite X
Wireless NetworkManager-gnome wicd, Wifi Radar

Please add your suggestions at Talk:Features/LXDESpin#Proposed_applications


Contingency Plan

  • Drop new apps if they are not reviewed
  • Don't ship the spin


Most of the packages ship their own manpages and are well documented

Upstream documentation:

Release Notes

Are spins announced in the Release Notes?

Comments and Discussion