This is why Xfce was dropped from Fedora Core 4

Biju Chacko botsie at
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, 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.

-- b

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