This is why Xfce was dropped from Fedora Core 4
dgordon8 at cogeco.ca
Thu Mar 3 20:58:48 CET 2005
On March 3, 2005 02:22 pm, Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> Jeff Franks wrote:
> > Thought you all might interested in this,
> > I've just finished reading all the releative postings on
> > <fedora-devel-list at redhat.com> regarding the removal of Xfce from
> > FC4. Most packages removed because they were not maintained or
> > - XFCE: duplicate functionality with respect to GNOME, KDE, etc
> On the other hand, nice to see someone standing up for us:
> "The xfce packages are actively maintained, they are straightforward
> to mesh with a switchdesk environment, and frankly they are the
> opposite of the bloat which more flashy WM's induce, in many ways."
> Ah well. This is a damned shame, but I don't think jumping in and
> trying to advocate a reversal would be too useful at this time. The
> best thing to do is (and this is why I've cc:ed xfce at xfce.org), if
> you care enough about this, don't download or upgrade to FC4 when it
> comes out. If Xfce users want to send a short note to someone
> (who?) to explain why they've decided to switch from FC to something
> It's unfortunate that we've been dropped from the core of one of the
> major desktop distros, but we'll live...
That is a shame and is one of the reasons i went from Redhat9 to
Mandrake, I did not like the way they just dropped stuff. I had more
broken apps in Redhat 9 then in any other distro, even apps that were
supposed to work were broken so i found a distro that at least would
listen when something did not work. I hope for there sake they give
it some more consideration cause XFCE is something that is a contender
for the linux desktop IE: KDE, Gnome, XFCE (at least in my opinion)
and it just keeps getting better.
Thu Mar 3 14:44:29 EST 2005
14:44:29 up 1:45, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.02
Hideously disfigured by an ancient Indian curse?
WE CAN HELP!
Call (511) 338-0959 for an immediate appointment.
More information about the Xfce