Sabayon Razor-qt 5

Sabayon Razor-qt 5

Fresh out of the limbo repository and up for testing is the latest and greatest Razor-qt 5.0! So the cool thing would be to do is install it via entropy(the default package manager in Sabayon), try it out and take some screenshots.  In my case here I loaded up the Sabayon Forensics edition and running it live off the usb stick. So I simply fired up the Rigo GUI package manager for entropy and went into manage repositories and added the limbo repo. I than let it update the repositories, closed out Rigo and fired up the command line and issued the command equo install razorqt-meta and in a very short time I had it installed.

Now since Sabayon Forensics is XFCE I needed a window manager so I decided to go with compiz and emerald. This can be simply done by issuing the command equo install x11-wm/compiz-fusion x11-wm/compiz x11-plugins/compiz-plugins-main x11-plugins/compiz-plugins-extra x11-wm/emerald x11-themes/emerald-themes x11-apps/fusion-icon and we are almost set.  The last bit you need to do is add fusion-icon and emerald – -replace to the start up session of razorqt.  So in my case once I logged into razorqt I had no window borders so I fired up the terminal and issued fusion-icon& and than emerald – -replace& than I was able to use the desktop as normal and add them to the start up session.  Oh yea, you need to fire up the compiz manager and enable the window decorations and you can fire that up with command ccsm or find it in the razorqt configuration center.

Sabayon Razor-qt 5.0

Sabayon Razor-qt 5

 

Sabayon Razor-qt 5.0

Sabayon Razor-qt 5.0

 

Sabayon Razor-qt 5.0

Sabayon Razor-qt 5.0

 

Sabayon Razor-qt 5.0

Sabayon Razor-qt 5.0

 

Sabayon Razor-qt 5.0

Sabayon Razor-qt 5.0

 

Sabayon Razor-qt 5.0

Sabayon Razor-qt 5.0

 

So there we have and idea of what razor-qt 5 can look like on your favorite Sabayon system.  So now I am starting to have a tough time deciding which desktop environment I want to go with. Between XFCE, MATE and Razor-qt, it’s a tough choice.  I’m just glad we have these choices so we are not locked or forced into using a nonsense one.  I love the simplicity razor-qt offers along with simply interfaces full of options to customize. Everything is just a fingertip away without having to hunt it down. It’s fun implementing it with compiz to get that eye candy a flowing.

Anyway, I encourage you to give it a try and if you run into a bug, make sure to use our bugzilla to report anything. If you need help, head over to our forum for assistance.

***Note for using limbo repository – Do Not Use limbo and weekly repositories together, instead use limbo with Sabayon (main).  I been seeing that discussion popping up here and there lately.

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