On Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 10:07 AM, Jerome Leclanche <adys.wh@gmail.com> wrote:
I'm sorry if I seem forward, but this is the way I see it:
Currently, we are in dire need of contributors. PCMan is very busy
with real life and I simply don't have the time to work on the
codebase right now. We have a couple of contributors but the project
is currently halted. It is to be fairly expected during winter
holidays but it is also becoming a long-term issue. Until this is
solved, the name matters extremely little and we'll keep using what
we're currently using, which is LXQt.

J. Leclanche

Just to be clear, the project is halted to some degree, but it's not dead.
Martin just got the root access to our own server last week and he'll finish the remaining setup when he has the time to do it.
I'm fixing some translation issues recently.
Today I have one day off finally and I read some docs about systemd to see how to use it to manage the desktop session, but it seems to be more complicated than I think and it's poorly-documented. Many new config files need to be written from scratch. So, I still think that it's better to handle these tasks with our own session manager ATM.
FYI: http://www.imagination-land.org/posts/2013-01-01-systemd-as-a-session-manager.html
We have a new contributor Francisco Ballina who is working on lxqt-config-monitor, a good monitor config tool to replace lxrandr. At the same time, he is working on a plain qt version of network-manager-applet.
https://github.com/zballina/
Though moving slowly, we indeed had some progress.
There are some other feature requests and bugs, but the next thing I want to work on might be lxsession.

Cheers!