you sly dog!
Your name is occassionally mentioned in the Sparky forums, as a Debian developer and the Siduction developer. Makes sense, as whatever is going on in Sid today will hit Testing soon.
I wasn’t aware that Sparky used nm+applet and lightdm. I thought it was connman and sddm, but I took a look at my Sparky VM and sure enough…you are correct. I must be confusing Sparky with Siduction, which IMO, is the “gold standard” for an LXQt distro.
We had previously spoken about my desire to switch distros from the 'Buntu family of fixed releases to a rolling release distro. That leaves either the Arch family, or the Debian family based on SID or Testing. SID is just too cutting edge for my skillset (IMO!) and I can’t risk that on my business/production machine. Testing seems like a better fit for me, and I’ve been tracking Sparky in a VM for several months now. I’m satisfied with it, and would like to finish the transition, but still need to resolve some issues in my head regarding the Debian way (don’t make a Frankendebian) versus the Ubuntu way (ppa). I’ve been with the Ubuntu family for 10+ years and I’m able to troubleshoot my own system, usually pretty effectively, but my experience is quite limited to Windows (not so much since I made the switch to Ubuntu) and Ubuntu. I’m currently learning that the Ubuntu way doesn’t necessarily lend itself well to Debian’s “best practices”, or to the Arch philosophy, etc…
It’s not really an LXQt discussion, but would it be okay if I PM’d you some questions about how to manage my software on a Debian system, especially when a desired package isn’t available in Debian? I’m onboard with the “don’t make a Frankendebian” advice, but I’m not clear how to accomplish that, coming from Ubuntu. I know you’re a busy guy, but you’ve always provided SOLID advice to me that makes sense. Can I PM you for that discussion?