Diego Jacobi jacobidiego at gmail.com
Mon Jul 14 02:08:04 CEST 2008

2008/7/13 Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at gmail.com>:

> Hi,
> On Sun, Jul 13, 2008 at 11:14 PM, Diego Jacobi <jacobidiego at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I didnt question the purpose of xfce, i question the goals, which are not
> > answered anywhere. I want to know if the developers still want a
> lightweight
> > desktop and are focused to that or just want an alternative to gnome. But
> i
> > think that for the bad answer that i have got, there is some kind of bad
> > felling against gnome. That is sad, but dont blame me for that.
> Oh no, we really have no bad feelings about gnome (afaik). Thing is,
> we share gtk+ with gnome and gtk+ has grown quite a lot recently, so
> the amount of (shared) memory used by every process may also have
> grown. But that's the price to pay to benefit from all the facilities
> provided by gtk+. There is no such thing as "light" actually, it's
> always a balance between functionalities, memory and speed.

Nice to ear also.
Then you agree that xfce is not looking for the lightestweight and pretty
DE, its looking for its own implementation of "best balance between
features, memory and speed".
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