Razor Qt is a new open source lightweight, fast and advanced easy-to-use desktop environment for the X Window system and it is based on Qt technologies, unlike KDE desktop environment which is also uses Qt.
Razor-qt doesn’t have its own window manager but can perform very well on older computer hardware using modern X window manager such as Openbox, KWin, Metacity or fvwm2. It also gives option to create own window manager through Razor’s Session Management tool or by editing razor’s session configuration file.
Razor Qt 0.5.0 version has lots of new features and performance improvements, the complete change log can be found at Razor Qt 0.5.0.
Install Razor Qt in RHEL/CentOS 6.3, Fedora 17,16
Installing and Adding QtDesktop Repository
To install Razor Qt, we use official up-to-date packages from QtDesktop repository. Create a file called X11:QtDesktop.repo file under /etc/yum.repos directory using VI editor,
# vi /etc/yum.repos.d/X11:QtDesktop.repo
Please choose and add the following lines of code to it, based on your OS distribution. Save and close the file.
For RHEL/CentOS 6
[X11_QtDesktop] name=QtDesktop (CentOS_CentOS-6) type=rpm-md baseurl=http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:/QtDesktop/CentOS_CentOS-6/ gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:/QtDesktop/CentOS_CentOS-6/repodata/repomd.xml.key enabled=1
For Fedora 17
[X11_QtDesktop] name=QtDesktop (Fedora_16) type=rpm-md baseurl=http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:/QtDesktop/Fedora_16/ gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:/QtDesktop/Fedora_16/repodata/repomd.xml.key enabled=1
For Fedora 16
[X11_QtDesktop] name=QtDesktop (Fedora_17) type=rpm-md baseurl=http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:/QtDesktop/Fedora_17/ gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:/QtDesktop/Fedora_17/repodata/repomd.xml.key enabled=1
Installing Razor Qt
Once, the repository is created, use the following command to install it.
# yum install razorqt
Once Razor Qt installed, log out and log in to select “Razor Desktop” from the login screen or run the following command from the desktop to launch it.
Razor Qt Screenshots
Check out the screenshots of Razor Qt under my CentOS 6.3 operating system.