I have been gradually moving to more and more lightweight distros and currently plan to move to PCLOS E17. There are three KDE applications I still use: Akregator, Konqueror and Kate (and Kwrite).
I need a file manager and a text editor that can manage and edit files on remote servers over SSH.
The alternatives I am aware of are:
1) Konqueror + Kwrite/Kate. This works very well but drags in KDE dependencies (although less than I initially thought, its still a lot)
2) Komodo Edit/Open Komodo. Its not in the PCLOS repos (but installs cleanly in a single directory so that is not a major problem) and far from light (bigger than Krwrite with KDE dependencies). It is very good, but not what I set out to find, and I still need a file manager.
3) Any editor and file manager with SSHFS or similar. Its never worked smoothly or reliably for me in the past, but it is light.
Are there any options I am missing?