This is why Xfce was dropped from Fedora Core 4
botsie at xfce.org
Fri Mar 4 06:32:44 CET 2005
Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> 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 else, that
> might be helpful too. Nothing hostile, just something like: "I just
> wanted to let you know that I've decided to switch from FC to another
> distro due to FC4's lack of support/inclusion of Xfce. If FC decides to
> include Xfce again in the future, I'd consider switching back."
> It's unfortunate that we've been dropped from the core of one of the
> major desktop distros, but we'll live...
Personally, I don't think it's a big deal. The packages that were in
fedora were ancient anyway.
I think the appropriate response would be for someone to put up a
yum/apt repo with our own packages.
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