I’m not a flatpak user I’m trying to remove myself from QT as much as possible, and KDE. The three main features I liked in Kate were the syntax highlighting, session management and join/reformat lines via keystroke to the word wrap marker. I haven’t installed gedit yet, but have done some reading, and I think it might work. I mainly need it for writing documentation. I’m hoping to take my physical KDE 4 machine and convert it to a virtual machine (P2V), so I can view it and use it if necessary on my new XFCE desktop.
When I reinstalled the manjaro-settings-manager, manjaro-xfce-settings was not installed. I realized I’m missing all the manjaro files in /etc/skel/.config. I got a better understanding when I was reading about restoring the shortcut keys. The OP of that thread used the Reset to Defaults in the GUI, but the solution was to copy the file from /etc/skel/.config.
I found the above when I was trying to figure out how Super-L and the Whisker Menu worked. This is when I found xcape.desktop, also in /etc/skel/.config
Bottom line, even though I reinstalled manjaro-xfce-settings, it isn’t enough and I’m not exactly sure what I need to do manually what was done automatically when the system was orginally installed. I’ll probably compare the files in /etc/skel/.config with what’s in $HOME. This is a VM, so I’m free to experiment
Well, then this is your problem.
Any use of a KDE program will install a tremendous number of (conflicting) KDE/Plasma dependencies.
Flatpak contains those, thus avoids conflicts.
If you don’t want to use it…
Sorry, must be a misunderstanding. I don’t want any kde programs, so don’t need flatpak. Yeah, I initially installed kate, but realized I’ll survive and removed it. I associate QT with KDE (I shouldn’t) and wondered if I could get a “pure” GTK desktop.
So pactree showed me the impact. I learned that Manjaro tools rely on QT and I lost some config files (/etc/skel/.config) in the process, but knowledge was gained and it can be fixed. I’m just not sure if reinstalling those two packages are enough.
I did find it valuable to learn that a user shouldn’t use the Reset to Defaults in the GUI, but rather copy the file from /etc/skel/.config.
But to answer my OP, can manjaro XFCE run with no qt5, the answer is no because a user will lose Manjaro Setting Manager and Manjaro settings in /etc/skel/.config.