Recently we have learned from a mailing list a new flavor or spin of Fedora that will arrive this year. The new official or spin flavor will use the LXQT desktop as the main desktop. The first official version of this new flavor or spin will be Fedora 26, a version that will reach us in approximately mid-2017.
The surprising thing is that Fedora 26 will have two identical spins, one will be Fedora LXQT and one will be LXDE, two almost identical desktops that seem to remain within the list of versions that Fedora currently has.
The person in charge of making this announcement has been Jan Kurik, one of the developers of the Fedora project who has affirmed the existence of this new flavor without confirming the elimination of the LXDE spin, which is still curious for many users.
LXQT is an increasingly stable and mature desktop but just as light
LXQT is a desk that is available in the official Fedora repositories since version 22, but it has never been taken into account until now due to its instability. This desktop is currently a mature project that has managed to successfully adapt the QT libraries in the LXDE environment. That is why the Fedora team has decided to incorporate this desktop as an official spin.
Fedora 26 development will begin next month, at least according to the official calendar, launching a development version that includes the news of Fedora 26 in the latest version of this lightweight desktop that will be available.
Little by little LXQT is becoming the lightweight option of many distributions, but it is true that all of them replace LXDE with the new LXQT. However, I believe that Fedora is the first of the Gnu / Linux distributions that not only adapts LXQT but maintains LXDE, at least for the moment ...