System benchmark tests of LXDE with lmbench suite.

Penk from the LXDE core team in Taiwan has done a lxde system benchmark test using the lmbench suite.

lmbench is a suite of simple, portable ANSI/C microbenchmarks for UNIX/POSIX. In general, it measures two key features: latency and bandwidth. It is intended to give system developers insight into basic costs of key operations. (http://freshmeat.net/projects/lmbench/)

The results can be seen in the test file here: lxde-benchmark

More benchmark tests can be done with tools from the Linux Benchmark Suite: http://lbs.sourceforge.net

LXDE with 3D desktop effects

Thomas Kross aka captagon from the LXDE Sid Edition has posted some nice screenshots of LXDE with Compiz and 3D effects. Even though this makes LXDE a bit slower, it is a proof that these effects can work well on low end computers. I hope the LXDE developers find a way to speed up compiz in the future too.

LXDE Forum online at forum.lxde.org

We have set up a forum at forum.lxde.org. The forum is powered by phpBB. Thanks for installing to Medical Wei. I have added a few topics already including General Help, Installation and Upgrade of LXDE, Hardware & Laptops with LXDE, Networking & Wireless, LXDE Components, LXDE Development & Programming, Partner Repository, and Chinese LXDE Forum / LXDE 中文討論區塊 Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment.

PCManFM: PCMan File Manager Video by Maces

Maces has made a number of videos presenting some of the core components of LXDE. The videos are in English. Additionally he produced a German version for each component. The first video is about the LXDE Filemanager, PCManFM.

PCMan File Manager (PCManFM) is a file manager application developed by Hong Jen Yee from Taiwan which is meant to be a replacement for Nautilus, Konqueror and Thunar. Released under the GNU General Public License, PCManFM is free software. PCManFM is the standard file manager in LXDE which is also developed the same author in conjunction with other developers. (Version 21 August 2008, at 18:07 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCManFM)

Video Link: http://kr.youtube.com/watch?v=jRVoNOETS6U
Maces Blog Post Link: http://www.maces-net.de/2008/10/05/kurzvorstellung-pcmanfm
Project Page: http://pcmanfm.sourceforge.net

LXDE with Ubuntu on Desktoplinux.com and Deviceguru.com

Deviceguru and Desktoplinux.com reviewed the new Ubuntulite Edition which is build with LXDE.

The community-run Ubuntulite project aims to extend the useful life of aging, under-resourced hardware, as might be found in schools or nonprofit organizations. Accordingly, instead of using a high end, video-hungry desktop environment, such as GNOME or KDE, this parsimonious OS incorporates the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE), a platform being honed for use on nettops (aka mini notebook PCs) and MIDs (mobile Internet devices). LXDE provides “moderate” performance on systems with Pentium 2 processors clocked as slow as 266MHz and equipped with as little as 192MB of RAM,… (Rick Lehrbaum, http://www.deviceguru.com/2008/08/26/gettin…)

Henry Kignman writes about LXDE:

UbuntuLite’s featured desktop environment is LXDE, a GTK+ 2 based software collection that first emerged in late 2006, when two Taiwanese Linux distributions, B2D and the Ubuntu-based PUD GNU/Linux, adopted an early version. More recently, LXDE was catapulted into the spotlight in the latest “gOS 3 Gadget” release, which traded Enlightenment E17 for LXDE. (Henry Kignman, http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS4275692353.html)

LXDE presentation at ICOS 2008 in Ilan, Taiwan

Fred Chien, core developer of LXDE, and me had a presentation of LXDE at ICOS 2008 in Ilan Taiwan.

今年的會議議程,將從『政府』、『教育』、『商業』、『社群』及『非營利組織』等五 大族群,邀請政府官員、民意代表、企業代表、學術研究人士,社群計畫發展人員、 非營利組織應用發展代表等,共同參與各項發表會、座談會。希望藉由這個研討會 的舉辦,提供一個網路之外的交流機會,透過各方英雄好漢的分享經驗及心得交 換,也期望能為未來相關領域的發展及合作提供一些助力。 本研討會之議程委員皆在自由軟體相關單位、產業界、學術界或相關社群享有 盛名,具有高度成就。本大會將著重於:

  1. 「自由軟體/開放源碼」與政府相關政策;
  2. 「自由軟體/開放源碼」與教育的關係;
  3. 「自由軟體/開放源碼」於國際社會發展脈動及合作;
  4. 「自由軟體/開放源碼」之商業應用模式;
  5. 「自由軟體/開放源碼」之非營利組織應用模式;
  6. 「自由軟體/開放源碼」社群的現況及發展。

本次會議預計將會吸引來自各地的學者、專家、研究生及相關社群人士與會。 希望能提昇國內產官學研等單位人士對自由軟體、自由軟體社群、自由軟體共同開 發平台之瞭解。並建立自由軟體有助於增進數位學習、縮減數位落差之形象。建立 產官學社群交流之機制並提昇各界對國家自由軟體政策推動之認識。(Aug, 30, 2008, http://www.slat.org/icos2008/)