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Old 03-03-2010, 12:03 AM   #1
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XFCE group in future Slackware releases?


Sorry can't find the "Slackware request" thread right now.

Just wondering if there's any plans to better integrate XFCE into future releases? As KDE is more the full featured focus, XFCE has a lot of great projects they're hosting on their website that we don't get official packages of.

http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/start

Lots of great projects

I know Robby Workman packaged up a few of these on his website but it would be cool to have an XFCE group of packages (like the KDE group) or some of these in /extra
 
Old 03-03-2010, 12:12 AM   #2
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The Slackware policy is to provide a fully functional system---it won't necessarily have everything that anyone could ever want, but to work for the common case (here defined as What Patrick Wants (TM)) and to give you a base system that you can modify to suit your needs.

You can compile all this yourself without too much work, or use a third-party package like those provided by Mr. Workman. Thus, there's no benefit to having Patrick do the work.
 
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:31 AM   #3
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You can compile all this yourself without too much work, or use a third-party package like those provided by Mr. Workman. Thus, there's no benefit to having Patrick do the work.
lol yes I'm quite aware of how to make my own packages

It's just a loose thought/request and XFCE is already a part of the main tree. Many users are happy with the provided KDE suite, some aren't...it's just feedback.
 
Old 03-03-2010, 03:02 AM   #4
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When installing the OS, Debian asks users if they would like to participate in a popularity contest, which reports which packages have been installed on a given system. Something like this could be useful to the Slackware team.

Even if a light-weight version of the Debian's popularity contest were implemented, say just to report the most popular window manager or desktop environment... maybe also count add-on packages from SlackBuilds.org or Slacky.eu... that would provide a clearer picture of what Slackware users are utilizing these days.

The change to KDE4 seems to have upset enough people, at least on this forum, that maybe XFCE should get more love from Pat.
 
Old 03-03-2010, 08:19 AM   #5
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Hi,

Why add a layer of complexity to an already stable OS? PV & Team do participate here at LQ so feedback via the forum is great therefore sufficient enough. I personally don't care to have my system(s) reporting back to anyone. If Debian has that means then so be it. Another reason not to use Debian for me. Nanny, big brother or whatever you call it is just not the way to operate a OS functionality.

Some may feel trusting for their systems but why open or provide another possible security risk?

Folks, we can't have everything in a distribution but we do have the means to add whatever is needed with a little work on our part.
 
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:41 AM   #6
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Hi,
Folks, we can't have everything in a distribution but we do have the means to add whatever is needed with a little work on our part.
Totally agree with this view.

I personally have Openbox (from SBo) as the only WM on my system, and pretty happy with it.
 
  


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